D. A. D'Amico

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

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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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MYTHIC Return

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:

https://www.writersofthefuture.com/you-gotta-work-for-it/?fbclid=IwAR2znqetdo-jzXB4Fp4Xz8F8bGpgZeu0rlCBqIrAMI69x8iCp3Jc7LCHIbU

 

 

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

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"Full Contact" is out in Shoreline of Infinity

 

My story, "Full Contact" is in issue 15 of Shoreline of Infinity. Just got my copy, and there are some great stories inside.

 

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Mythic has published my fantasy story, "The Certainty of Echoes" echoes... echoes...

 

 

Just picked up my copy of Mythic #9! It includes my fantasy story, "The Certainty of Echoes", as well as a bunch of other really great content.

BUY ONE.

And, if you like my work, I've had stories in several issues of MYTHIC. I won't tell you which ones. You'll just have to get them…

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Writers of the Future - Brand New Science Fiction

Writers of the Future has a brand new feature, and it's there to promote fantastic new writing from judges and past winners of the contest. My story, "The Redemption of GRE-334b" is up there as part of the New England Speculative Writers anthology, "The Final Summons". There are amazing works from d…

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New England Speculative Writers has published my story, "The Redemption of GRE-334b" in their anthology, "The Final Summons"

 

It's a story about a mechanical man who puts aside his own madness to stop the death of a newly realized friend, and it's just on…

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Uneasy

My flash story, "An Uneasy Paradise" is up at Electric Spec

Birth of an Empire

My Story, "Relics of Empire" is available at Amazon in Mythic #5. It's a story about gaining confidence--and invasion. I had so much fun writing it that my first goal for 2018 is to continue Prathra's journey, and turn this story into a novel. Wish me luck.

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My Collected Stories

I'm creating collections of stories for sale. I've already published "Through Starlight, Dying" (available here on this website, or through Amazon and other retailers. My future collections will be an introduction to my work as a whole. Each book will have its own theme. Stories will overlap, some f…

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