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.


My story ‘Threads’ has been provisionally accepted to Ghostwoods Books' anthology “The King in Orange”, subject to successful funding of their Kickstarter.

The anthology Ride the Star Wind from Broken Eye Books, which includes my story ‘The Immortals’, is available for preorder.

My short story ‘The Immortals’ will appear in the anthology Ride the Star Wind from Broken Eye Books.

Tangent Online reviews Third Flatiron's “Principia Ponderosa” and has nice things to say about my short story ‘The Monster Hunter’.


The Warrior Within (forthcoming 2018)

space opera (novella)

The Immortals

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

cosmic horror / space opera (short story)

Black Stars

Lovecraft Ezine (forthcoming 2018)

cosmic horror / historical (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)