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Rich Larson

Rich Larson is an internet-challenged Canadian author, born in Galmi, Niger, West Africa. He studied in Rhode Island and worked in the south of Spain, and now lives in Ottawa, Canada. Since he began writing in 2011, he’s sold over a hundred stories, the majority of them speculative fiction published in magazines like Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld, F&SF, Lightspeed, Apex, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and

His work appears in numerous Year’s Best anthologies and has been translated into Chinese, Vietnamese, Polish, French, and Italian. Annex, his debut novel and first book of The Violet Wars trilogy, came out in July 2018 from Orbit Books. Tomorrow Factory, his debut collection, follows in October 2018 from Talos Press.

His speculative fiction received the 2014 Dell Award and 2012 Rannu Prize for Writers of Speculative Fiction, and has been nominated for the Theodore Sturgeon Prize, while his literary short work has been nominated for both the Pushcart and Journey Prize. He was a semifinalist for the 2013 Norman Mailer Poetry Prize, and in 2011 his novel Devolution was a finalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

Read his Author Spotlight in Lightspeed magazine, his interview at MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape, and his description as Celebrated Short Fiction Author at Barnes and Noble. Listen to his stories on StarShipSofa, TalesToTerrify, Escape Pod, Rocket Stack Rank, and on Stitcher. Read Playmates.

Besides writing, he enjoys traveling, learning languages, playing soccer, watching basketball, shooting pool, and dancing salsa and kizomba.

View his Tumblr page. Visit his Patreon profile. Follow his Twitter feed. Read his Macmillan profile.