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 2017.

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.


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

My short story ‘Pushed to the Limits’ was a finalist for the 2017 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award.

The anthology “Principia Ponderosa”, which includes my short story ‘The Monster Hunter’, is available from Amazon.

My short story ‘The Monster Hunter’ will appear in Third Flatiron's Principia Ponderosa anthology.


The Warrior Within (forthcoming 2017)

space opera (novella)

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)