David D. Levine

David D. Levine

David D. Levine is the author of novel Arabella of Mars (Tor 2016) and over fifty SF and fantasy stories. His story "Tk'Tk'Tk" won the Hugo, and he has been shortlisted for awards including the Hugo, Nebula, Campbell, and Sturgeon. Stories have appeared in Asimov's, Analog, F&SF, multiple Year's Best anthologies, and his award-winning collection Space Magic.


  • Arabella of Mars, July 2016, Tor
  • The Mars Diaries, July 2010, Bento Press
  • Space Magic, May 2008, Wheatland Press
  • plus over 50 published short stories

Awards and Memberships

  • Hugo Award for Best Short Story winner: "Tk’Tk’Tk" (2006)
  • Hugo Award for Best Short Story nominee: "The Tale of the Golden Eagle" (2004)
  • Nebula Award for Best Short Story nominee: "Titanium Mike Saves the Day" (2008)
  • John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer nominee (2003, 2004)
  • Phobos Fiction Contest winner: "Ukaliq and the Great Hunt" (2002)
  • James White Award winner: "Nucleon" (2001)
  • Endeavour Award winner: Space Magic (2009)
  • People’s Choice Award for Best Drabblecast Story of the Year winner: "Babel Probe" (2009)
  • Writers of the Future Contest winner: "Rewind" (2001)
  • Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest winner: "Citizen-Astronaut" (2010)
  • Parsec Award finalist: "Letter to the Editor" (2013)

Related Experience

I have taught at the Alpha Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Workshop for Young Writers, Cascade Writers Workshop, and Rainforest Writers Village as well as numerous science fiction convention writers’ workshops, and have appeared on program at over a hundred science fiction conventions and writers' conferences. I presented a slide show about my two-week stay at a simulated Mars base at science fiction conventions and to audiences including Google and the Nebula Awards Weekend. I recorded an audiobook of my short story collection Space Magic and have narrated numerous podcasts of my own work and others'. I have also produced five video courses on technical topics for the online learning company Lynda.com.

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