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Joe Pitkin was born in Logan, Utah, in 1970.

A poet in youth, Joe published his first short stories in 2009, his work appearing in such magazines and podcasts as Analog, Cosmos, Podcastle, Kaleidotrope, Eclectica, and elsewhere. His stories have been chosen for David G. Hartwell’s Year’s Best SF 18, Gardner Dozois’ The Year’s Best Science Fiction #33, and twice for Rich Horton’s The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Joe wrote Stranger Bird, his first fantasy novel, for his young daughters. The book is an homage to the fantasy authors of his youth—Ursula Le Guin, Richard Adams, Lloyd Alexander—and a nostalgic look back at the dark and mythical tales of an earlier generation.

Joe teaches writing at Clark College in Vancouver, WA. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and daughters in the shadow of a small extinct volcano.

2 thoughts on “About”

  1. James Cartwright said:

    Just read The Daughters of John Demetrius in Sci To 29 anthology and really enjoyed it. Is there going to be anymore stories in this setting. Would like to read how the world got to where it is in this story.

    Keep up the good work

    Regards

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    • Hi, James–thanks for the good word! Oddly enough, when I saw your comment today I was about to go over the galley proofs for my next John Demetrius story coming out in Analog. It’s called “Proteus” and is set 3-4 generations before “The Daughters of John Demetrius.” The setting of “Proteus” is somewhat different, but the universe is the same, and this new story will (hopefully) provide some of the backstory on the world of John Demetrius.

      The story should come out in the next few months–I’ll definitely post when it comes out!

      Thanks for reading!

      Joe

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