Ferrett Steinmetz’s Stories

I’d been a writer for twenty years, without much success.  Then, in 2008, I went to the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop, and it showed me everything I’d been doing wrong.  In fact, Clarion was so influential on me that I rebooted my writing career, calling off those past two decades and starting over again from August 2008.  Hence, everything you’ll see here is from 2008 on.

My Upcoming Novel “Flex

Dudes!  My Breaking Bad-meets-magic urban fantasy novel Flex is coming out from Angry Robot Books on March 3rd, 2015! I’ve even got a book page up for it and everything!  Go check it out, or pre-order it at Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Powell’s!

Upcoming Short Story Publications:

  • “Rooms Formed of Neurons and Sex,” GUD Magazine (early 2015)

Published Short Stories For Your Reading Pleasure:


  1. Ezra
    Jul 30, 2011

    The link for “In The Land of the Deaf” goes to a “No Results Found” page.

    • Ezra
      Jul 30, 2011

      On that “No Results Found” page, it directs me to “refine my search, or use the navigation above.” But there is no navigation above, nor did I knowingly search anything.

    • TheFerrett
      Jul 30, 2011

      That should be now fixed. Whoops.

  2. Daniel Stone
    Apr 6, 2012

    OMG. I just listened to “Run…”at Escape Pod. WOW. Best short story I have read in years. WOW. Please let me know what else I can read. I will buy a book. Whatever. Keep at it. Great!

    • Lisa
      Nov 21, 2012

      Followed crumbs to your blog…i’m hooked..you’re hilarious and amorable..


  3. Shelley
    Aug 15, 2013

    Ak. Know I missed the link button somewhere. How do I follow your blog?

  4. Paul
    Sep 16, 2014

    Thank you so much for ‘Run’, Bakri Says – one of the very best stories I’ve ever read. The podcast of this story is also excellent.
    I will buy a collection of your short stories – when available.

    • TheFerrett
      Sep 19, 2014

      Thanks! I don’t know when (or if) I’ll have a short story collection out, but I’ll keep ya posted!

  5. David C
    Nov 16, 2014

    Wow. Just read “‘Run,’ Bakri Says,”. Fantastic. Looking forward to reading more.

  6. Charlotte
    Dec 27, 2015

    I was wondering which of these short stories are pieces of dystopian literature


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