Free SF&F Short Stories

These are the short stories of science fiction writer Karl K. Gallagher. I’ve published ten fantasy and science fiction novels, some of which were finalists for the Prometheus Award. Each month I’ll publish one short story. They’re from the tradition of saying “what if” or “if this goes on” and working out the consequences of that idea.

Free subscribers receive the monthly stories, along with samples of newly published novels. Paid subscribers will receive a free autographed paperback of their choice (after 4 months for monthly subscribers). Founding member subscribers receive an autographed copy of every new novel published as well. All paid subscribers will have access to posts with progress updates, snippets from works in progress, and answers to reader questions.

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Taking ideas to their ultimate conclusion.


Engineer, Author, Father, Husband. Wrote the Torchship Trilogy and other SF novels.