Robert Lowell Russell* is a writer and trophy husband (obviously). He is a SFWA member and a member of the Writeshop and Codex writers' groups. He is a former librarian, a former history grad student, a former semi-professional poker player, and is now pursuing nursing degree (say "ah!").

Rob has also just noticed how outdated and lame his website has become and will be modifying it in the near future.

Update: Check out my NEW website (still in progress) at (it redirects to a wordpress account, but it's nice.

His stories have appeared (or will appear) in Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, Penumbra, Digital Science Fiction, Daily Science Fiction (thrice!), Stupefying Stories (fice? what's the word for five?), and a whole bunch of other places (see complete list on the right side).

*RLR finds it a bit silly to write about himself in the 3rd person.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Online, in print, and now I go AUDIO! Dunesteef to broadcast, "The Question."

I just got word that Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine is going to audiocast my story, "The Question." "The Question" was my first published story, and the version Dunesteef is going to broadcast is an improved version. I cleaned up some of the text, streamlined other parts, and added a few new gags (there's an ostrich!)

This story is one of my favorites, and I'm excited about making it into Dunesteef, one of the premiere audio magazines out there.

I'm not certain when the story will go live, but I'll provide a link when it happens.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Heir Apparent now on Kindle w/ stories from me, Eric James Stone, and...

Digital Science Fiction's 4th anthology, Heir Apparent is now available on Kindle. It includes my story, "Floaters," "A Lincoln in Time," by Eric James Stone, and...
I'm really excited to be included in an anthology with these other great writers.  From what I understand, the anthology will also be available in print in the near future.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Eschatology to publish my story, "Ghost Dancing."

I just received word that Eschatology is going to publish my story, "Ghost Dancing," in their Dec. 7 2011 issue. It's a flash piece and the first in what I hope is a series of short stories to incorporate some of the Native American elements I came across in my former history studies (my novel in progress also incorporates some of these elements).

This is my first sale in a while, and this makes me feel a whole LOT better, since my school work has seriously limited my writing time recently.

And a special thanks to Sylvia Hiven, a fellow Codex member. Eschatology is publishing one of her stories as well, and when I saw the title, I said "hey, I remember critiquing that story!" and took the time to track them down.

I'll put up a more specific link when I have it.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

It's coming! Digital Science Fiction's 4th anthology! w/me!

Digital Science Fiction's 4th anthology is coming soon!

I'm really excited to be included in an anthology with these other AWESOME writers.  My story, "Floaters," is a story I started writing TWENTY years ago (damn, I'm old) and didn't take up again until little over a year ago. I'll probably talk about it a little more once the anthology goes live.