KJ Kabza

KJ Kabza

KJ Kabza has sold over 70 short stories to magazines, websites, and anthologies, including F&SF, Tor.com, Nature, Motherboard, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Strange Horizons, and many more, and has been called, “A fresh new voice in the genre” (Booklist) and “Bursting with both ideas and emotion” (RT Book Reviews). His debut print collection, THE RAMSHEAD ALGORITHM AND OTHER STORIES, is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell's Books, IndieBound, and the publisher's website, Pink Narcissus Press.

KJ writes across different tones, moods, subgenres, and lengths, and he is happy to share his experience as an active writer of short fiction today. He looks forward to hearing what he can do for you.

Bibliography

Last updated here on December 15, 2020. Only original publication dates are noted. See my full bibliography for story links and more details.

2019:

  • "Water: A History" – Tor.com
  • "The Deep Dark" – Tales from the Canyons of the Damned
  • "The Bone Flute Quartet" – Beneath Ceaseless Skies

2018:

  • THE RAMSHEAD ALGORITHM AND OTHER STORIES (Pink Narcissus Press)

2016:

  • "How Black the Sky" – Motherboard (VICE)
  • "The Garden of Ending" – Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • "Sputnik 2, Interior," "The Harvest," "Our Abstract World," and "North" – PEN-ULTIMATE II: A SPECULATIVE FICTION ANTHOLOGY (Interrobang Books)
  • "This Is a Letter to My Son" – Strange Horizons
  • "All Souls Proceed" – Flash Fiction Online
  • "Castles in the Clouds" – Daily Science Fiction
  • "If You See Him on the Road" – AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review

2015:

  • "Her Echo" – F&SF
  • "Road Test" – Daily Science Fiction
  • "Rowling in the Year 3000" – Fantastic Stories of the Imagination
  • "The Greatest Prophecy of All" – Plasma Frequency Magazine
  • "Steady on Her Feet" – Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • "Gallery" – Daily Science Fiction

2014:

  • "The Bomb-Thing" – F&SF
  • "Ghost Town" – Dreams & Nightmares
  • "A Matter of Perception" – Every Day Fiction
  • "Bed 17" – AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review
  • "Tourists" – SpeckLit
  • "The Other Half" – SpeckLit

2013:

  • "The Soul in the Bell Jar" – F&SF
  • "The Game Room" – F&SF
  • "The Flight Stone" – Daily Science Fiction
  • "In the Shadow of Dyrholaey" – PEN-ULTIMATE: A SPECULATIVE FICTION ANTHOLOGY (Interrobang Books)
  • "The Color of Sand" – F&SF
  • "The Separatists" – Nature

2012:

  • "The Terms of Our Alliance" – LIKE A BREATH OF FLAME (Circlet Press)
  • "Heaventide" – F&SF
  • "Nathan and the Amazing TechnoPocket NerdCoat" – Daily Science Fiction
  • "Something to Be Tamed" – Buzzy Mag
  • "Heart of Brass" – Fantastic Fiction Publishing
  • "The Idiot" – Big Pulp
  • "Gnarly Times at Nana'ite Beach' – F&SF
  • "Surface Tension" – Flash Fiction Online

2011:

  • "Neighbors: A Definitive Odyssey" – WTF?! (Pink Narcissus Press)
  • "The Expurgated Version" – Brain Harvest
  • "Get Happy" – AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review
  • "The Ramshead Algorithm" – F&SF
  • "Switch" – LIKE HEAVEN AND HELL (Circlet Press)
  • "Scales Made Manifest" – New Myths
  • "Hero" – Every Day Fiction

2010:

  • "One Year Later" – Daily Science Fiction
  • "Boulder No. III" – On the Premises
  • "The Perfect Find" – Every Day Fiction
  • "How the Snake Got the Fork in His Tongue" – Every Day Fiction
  • "Now Open" – Flash Fiction Online
  • "Ovum Tempi" – Bards and Sages Quarterly
  • "The Leafsmith in Love" – Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • "Forever in Heaven" – Everyday Weirdness
  • "One-Sided" – Every Day Fiction

2009:

  • "You Don't Know Where That's Been" – Spaceports and Spidersilk
  • "We Have an Objective" – Brain Harvest
  • "Upriver" – Tower of Light Magazine
  • "Billions of Stars" – Flash Fiction Online
  • "Other Than This" – 580 Split Online
  • "Hi Jason" – Transcendent Visions
  • "Super Hero, Uncensored" – The Town Drunk

2008:

  • "The Hornets' Nest" – Spaceports and Spidersilk
  • "In Case of Apocalypse" – the Circlet Press website
  • "Epiphany Sale" – Every Day Fiction

2007:

  • "Happinex" – FRIED! FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATHS (Graveside Tales)
  • "Solidly Grounded" – The Ranfurly Review
  • "Merry Christmas and Lucky Jibblewooch" – KidVisions
  • "From Mutsumi" – Quantum Kiss
  • "Flow" – Every Day Fiction

2004:

  • "Jakkit's Ferocious Mount" – Beyond Centauri

2003:

  • "This Girl" – Happy
  • "If Looks Could Kill" – Kisses for Kids
  • "Memories of Happy Childhood" – The Fifth Di…

2002:

  • "Cat Fight" – Kisses for Kids
  • "Watch Out, It's Catching" – Short Stuff Magazine
  • "You Make Bath Times Much More Fun" – Kisses for Kids

Awards and Memberships

  • Active Member, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America
  • Member, Furry Writers' Guild

Related Experience

I have moderated, served on, or designed panels at the following conventions:

  • Norwescon (2019)
  • Boskone (2019)
  • The Baltimore Book Festival (2018)
  • Readercon (2018)
  • Tucson Festival of Books (2018, 2019)
  • TusCon (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Tucson Comic Con (2017, 2018, 2019)

I have given talks at the following high schools:

  • Santa Rita High School – Tucson, AZ (2019)

Accessibility Needs

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