AngusPlays with Words


My name is Angus McIntyre. I write mostly speculative fiction – science-fiction, fantasy, horror.

My short fiction has appeared in “Black Candies” and 'Abyss & Apex', in the anthologies “Mission: Tomorrow” (Baen Books), “Swords & Steam” (Flametree Publishing) and “Humanity 2.0” (Arc Manor/Phoenix Pick), "Principia Ponderosa" (Third Flatiron), and on the Boing Boing website. My novella "The Warrior Within" will be published by in 2018.

I'm a graduate of the 2013 Clarion Writer's Workshop.

When I'm not writing, I punish computers for a living. When I'm not doing that, I'm probably taking photos or traveling.


You can win an ARC of my novella ‘The Warrior Within’ in's sweepstakes.

My short story ‘The Hunted’ will appear in Flametree Publishing's anthology “Alien Invasion”.

The ARCs of my novella ‘The Warrior Within’ have arrived from

My space opera novella ‘The Warrior Within’, published by, is available for pre-order


The Warrior Within (forthcoming 2018)

space opera (novella)

The Hunted

In “Alien Invasion”, Flametree Publishing (forthcoming 2018)

historical SF (short story)

Black Stars

Lovecraft Ezine (forthcoming 2018)

cosmic horror / historical (short story)

The Immortals

Scott Gable (ed.) Broken Eye Books (2017)

cosmic horror / space opera (short story)

The Monster Hunter

In “Principia Ponderosa”, Juliana Rew (ed.) Third Flatiron (2017)

weird western (short story)

Blind Perseus

In “Abyss & Apex Magazine” (2017)

space opera (short story)

Justice and Shadow

In “Humanity 2.0”, Alex Shvartsman (ed.) Arc Manor / Phoenix Pick (2016)

space opera (short story)

War Mage

In “Swords & Steam”, Flametree Publishing (2016)

steampunk / fantasy (short story)


In “Mission: Tomorrow”, Bryan Thomas Schmidt (ed.) Baen Books (2015)

hard SF (short story)

Someone to Watch over Me

In “Black Candies: Surveillance”, Ryan Bradford (ed.) So Say We All (2015)

dystopian SF (short story)