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Rob has also just noticed how outdated and lame his website has become and will be modifying it in the near future.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

Monday, December 31, 2012

Every Day Fiction to publish "There's Construction on Your Road to Doom"

Every Day Fiction has accepted my story, "There's Construction on Your Road to Doom."

Not a bad way to close out 2012.

They told me it should appear in the next couple of months, and I'll provide a direct link when it goes live.

Happy New Year!


Monday, December 17, 2012

Tangent Online reviews "The Flittiest Catch." (another good one)

Here's a link to the full review of the issue.

Reviewer, Michelle Ristuccia, writes:

"The Flittiest Catch" by Robert Lowell Russell begins with an interview with a captain on a very unusual fishing boat. As he is explaining the dangers of the job, the interview is interrupted by excitement on the deck. The title and setup are a parody of reality TV shows like “The Deadliest Catch.” This flash piece is a lot of fun and almost everything about it is a spoiler due to its length. Let's just say that the illustration shows an old guy with a long beard suspended from a balloon under the fishing blimp. And just in case you were trying to take it seriously, the story even ends on a pun.


Monday, December 10, 2012

My first Lois Tilton review and it doesn't suck!

Lois Tilton of Locus Online has reviewed the IGMS December '12 issue. 

For my story, she wrote:

“The Flittiest Catch” by Robert Lowell Russell

Fishing for fairy dust and netting a bunch of jokes.

For an 1100 word story, those ten words sound pretty good to me.


Saturday, December 1, 2012

"The Flittiest Catch" is up at IGMS! The artwork is awesome!

My story, "The Flittiest Catch," is now live at Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show.

The issue includes a bunch of other great stories, too, including a pair from Nebula/Hugo/some other award I'm forgetting winner, Ken Liu.

It only costs $15 a year to subscribe, and you get access to back issues. And as a bonus, my story is also featured in audio.

Very excited about this!

Check out M.Wayne Miller's artwork for the piece. It's amazing!