anything short of death is survivable

Cover of Lightspeed issue 135

It’s a tense, action-packed story about the resilience of hope, and it’s a wonderful read!
— Charles Payseur / Quick Sip Reviews

nice girls die fast

Olive feared she might vomit which would be a really dumb and dangerous thing to do since her mouth was sealed off (along with the rest of her skin) against the vacuum of space. Basically, her insides had nowhere to go. She swallowed hard. Only little kids got space sick and she wasn’t a little kid, she was fourteen. As soon as the hatch had opened and she went rushing out into the empty, Olive’s skin crystalized—just like it was supposed to. 

ANYTHING SHORT OF DEATH IS SURVIVABLE is a science-fiction novelette published in Lightspeed Magazine issue 135 (August 2021).


David Anaxagoras is a TV writer (Glitch TechsGortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street) and will remember the 80s for you for a can of Jolt Cola and a pack of Pop Rocks.



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