My short stories reflect my views on Science Fiction, exploring my areas of interest, such as artificial intelligence, space exploration, alien contact, and especially, the wonder of discovery. My longer works cover Science Fiction and a Techno-Thriller. I endeavor to write engaging stories that convey knowledge. Readers can relate to my characters as they come to understand the far-reaching implications of science fiction concepts.
We learn best from stories. I sincerely hope to find homes for my stories because each has a message that I want to share. I hope that the enthusiasm of my readers and the recognition of the publishing community will deliver my stories worldwide and engage us all in our human quest to better ourselves, our world, and reach out to the challenges of the next frontier.
Douglas J. Swatski
September 10th, 2014
If You’re Reading This, You’re Dead, has been published by
Aurora Wolf, April 1, 2013
The Thousand-Year Machine, was published by
Wulfstan's Literary Tumble, in Spring 2012
Spider Dreams, has been been published by
4 Jupiter, in April 2011, Issue 32
Aliens, has been published on the website,
10Flash, in the April 1st, 2011 issue
Multi-Man, has been published on the website, Bewildering Stories, in issue 429
Nine Deadly Words, has been published on the website, The Nautilus Engine, in the August 2010 issue,
Link no longer available.
Just finished reading:
The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin, 2000 (first published in 1969)