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

My short fiction has appeared in Black Candies magazine, in the "Mission: Tomorrow" anthology from Baen Books, and on the Boing Boing website. Future stories will appear in the anthologies "Humanity 2.0" (Arc Manor/Phoenix Pick) and "Swords & Steam" (Flametree Publishing), and in "Abyss & Apex" magazine.

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 taking photos or traveling.


My short story 'War Mage' will appear in Flametree Publishing's anthology "Swords & Steam".

Spanish blog Fantástica – Ficción has reviewed Alex Shvartsman's anthology "Humanity 2.0", which includes my story 'Justice and Shadow'.

My short story 'Windshear', published in the "Mission: Tomorrow" anthology, receives an honorable mention in Gardner Dozois's "The Year's Best Science Fiction".

My short story 'Justice and Shadow' will appear in the Arc Manor / Phoenix Pick anthology "Humanity 2.0", edited by Alex Shvartsman, due for publication in 2016.

Abyss & Apex Magazine has acquired my short story 'Blind Perseus' for publication in 2017.

Rick Cartwright discusses my short story 'Windshear' in a Tangent review of "Mission: Tomorrow".

The "Black Candies: Surveillance" anthology, which includes my short story 'Someone to Watch over Me', was chosen as one of the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Books of the Year.

I answered some questions about my short story 'Windshear' in this collection of 'Mission: Tomorrow' interviews on SFSignal.

"Mission: Tomorrow", and my short story 'Windshear' get a glowing review from Paul DiFilippo in Locus Magazine.

The ebook of "Mission: Tomorrow", which includes my short story 'Windshear', is available in the Amazon kindle store.

"Mission: Tomorrow", which includes my short story 'Windshear', is available for pre-order from Amazon.

"Someone To Watch Over Me" has been published in full on BoingBoing.

"Someone To Watch Over Me" appears in the Surveillance issue of "Black Candies" magazine.

"Boojum" received an 'Honorable Mention' in the 2015 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award.

"Windshear" will appear in the anthology Mission Tomorrow (ed. Bryan Thomas Schmidt), to be published in November 2015

"Windshear" is the second runner-up in the 2014 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award.