D. A. D'Amico

Writer of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and more.

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Farthest Star Publishing!

I've begun a new journey. I haven't given up writing. Far from it, but I want to be able to say I gave something back to writing. So I started a Publishing House.


Welcome to Farthest Star Publishing!

Are you ready to embark on an interstellar journey into the realms of imagination, where the b…

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The story behind “Bittersweet”

The story behind “Bittersweet” is short and sweet. I saw a call for an anthology seeking short stories where coffee was the defining element. Being a prolific coffee drinker, I got all jittery with the idea I could have a coffee-themed story in an anthology. To produce drama, I got the idea to have …

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Uneasy Listening

My story, "An Uneasy Paradise" (originally published in Electric Spec in 2018) is in audio at Manawaker Studios. It's about an artificial intelligence, Aishwarya-nau, and her struggles to let go of perfection for the sake of the human race.


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MYTHIC is back, and I've tagged along for the ride

I'm happy to say I have a short story, "Sand Trap" and a non-fiction article, "Why Not Out There: Possible Life on Extra Solar Planets" in MYTHIC #16: SPRING 2021!


In "Sand Trap", Yasmin Hirose just wants to get through the job, but an environmental disaster involving intelligent sand adds a…

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An Interview about "Through Starlight, Dying" in Electric Spec

Electric Spec just published a nice interview with me about my short story collection, "Through Starlight, Dying". In it, I speak about writing, science fiction, and some of my own perspectives. Thank you, Candi Cooper-Towler.

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I Am Brihaspati - Again!

My story, "I Am Brihaspati" has just come out in Twilight Worlds: Best of NewMyths Anthology Volume II. Plenty of excellent stories in this volume!

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Come From Behind

My humorous fantasy story, "The Dragon's Back Door" is available in audio at Tall Tale TV. Originally published in New Myths Magazine, this is a favorite of mine. The idea came from an in-joke, and the main characters are caricatures of my brother and myself. Even their names are anagrams.



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It's a Certainty

My story, The Certainty of Echoes, originally published in Mythic: A Quarterly Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine, #9, March, 2019 has just been published in this year's Best Indie Speculative Fiction. It's available on amazon now.


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Dropping a Good Review

I just noticed a really nice review of my story, "Drop" in SFF Reviews. "Drop" was originally published in the anthology Starward Tales II , edited by CB Droege (Manawaker Studio, 2017) a couple of years back.


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More Than One Path to Success

I'm excited that my story, "The Third of Two Paths" is in Issue #15 of MYTHIC Magazine. It's a story of choices, and finding a way when you think there's no way out.
It's science fantasy in that it has both magic and technology, and it takes place in the land of Aaerilia, the remains of a giganti…

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I'm very excited to announce my story, "The 'aiei of Snow" is in Issue #14 of MYTHIC Magazine. It's a sentimental story about the bonds between a father and son in a time of magic and death. It's one of my deeper stories, and the only one for which I've ever received fan mail.

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Doctor. Strange!

I've been cited in a doctoral thesis on the Chinese space program in the same paragraph as Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein. The book's called, "The Chinese Space Programme in the Public Conversation about Space" by Andrew Thomas. Seeing someone reference one of my stories ("Point of Ascension" whic…

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Full Contact

My Story, "Full Contact", originally published in Shoreline of Infinity in 2019 has been released in audio. Another fantastic narration by Manawaker Studio’s Flash Fiction Podcast!




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Writers of the Future

I've mentioned the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contest quit a bit in the last decade. That's because the contest means a lot to me personally. My win in 2010 (WOTF volume 27) launched my writing career. It was my first sale, and my most lucrative. The fellowship I found at the workshop no…

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My Review of the Writers of the Future Online Workshop

I just finished the Writers of the Future online workshop, and it was pretty good.
For me, as someone born before the digital age, nothing beats actual face to face learning, but I found the video tutorials interesting, informative, and in some cases inspiring. It changed the dynamic seeing…

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A Life On Air

My story, "A Life on Air" is out today at Abyss & Apex, for all those trapped and looking for something to read. It's one of my longer stories at 8,200 words, and it's about hope and survival 50 kilometers up in the clouds of Venus.

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My Live Interview With John Goodwin, President of Galaxy Press

I did my first live interview a short while ago for the Writers & Illustrators of the Future Podcast with John Goodwin, President of Galaxy Press. We spoke about writing, my career after my WOTF win in 2010, and about my future as a novelist.
I can't believe it's been ten years since that first…

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It's Baen a long time

A story of mine has made the top 10 finalist list for the 2020 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award! I've been entering this contest for several years now, and this is as close as I've gotten. I'm very excited to be included here.


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It's your Level of Choice

My story, "A Level of Choice" is available in MYTHIC #12

It's about a young woman who must fight addiction to find love aboard a generation ship whose society has lost its way.

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You Gotta Work For It

An article about my career is on the Writers of the Future blog:




I'm usually not very comfortable with talking about myself, but I enjoyed the experien…

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