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Bewildering Stories

Bob Brill

Bewildering Stories biography

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At about the age of six or seven, Bob wrote his first poems and stories. He sold his very first story for fifty cents to one of his dad’s friends and the guy made off with the only copy. Probably just as well that this story won’t surface again.

After graduation from college, Bob knocked around Europe, wrote a novel, came back broke and became a computer programmer to support his habit of eating every day. Wondering why his novel hadn’t sold, he reread it, decided to call it a practice novel and relegated it to the landfill. Another story that won’t surface to embarrass him.

He married and supported his family as a programmer while devoting his spare time to writing, playing the guitar and composing chess problems. Upon retirement, he wrote several graphics programs for his personal computer and developed his skills as an algorithmic artist. He produced a huge portfolio of math-based artwork, but in late 2003 he set that all aside to focus entirely on writing. He had reached the now-or-never stage as a writer and opted for now. Since then he has been devoting his energies to writing fiction, memoir and poetry.

He has published fiction in Bewildering Stories, Flashquake, Lunarosity, M-Brane SF, The Cynic Online Magazine and other journals, as well as short memoir pieces in Flashquake. His poems have appeared in Simply Haiku, Prune Juice, 3Lights Gallery, 3Lights Journal, Aphelion, The Battered Suitcase, Willows Wept Review, Frogpond, tinywords, Underground Voices, Atlas Poetica and Magnapoets. He is the featured senryu poet in the Autumn 2009 issue of Simply Haiku. He has written another novel. It’s still unpublished, and it’s not in the landfill.

Copyright © 2009, 2010 by Bob Brill

Bewildering Stories bibliography

Short Stories Novellas
Ride the Whirlwind, parts 1-2; Bix’s Angel, chapters 1-2; The Secret of Life
Toothbrush Symphony
MaryAnn Learns Who She Is
The Wheel of Fortune
City Man, Mountain Man
Surviving Flight 1432
The Curse of the Shepherdess
Adventures of a Botanist
  1. X Eats Y
  2. Claws
  3. Project Exodus
  4. KR22
  5. Escapodium
  6. GROK
  7. Lemon Ginger Tea
  8. Larry Avena
  9. Puerto Seguro
  10. Project Namaste
  11. Operation Cleanup
  12. Happy Ending
Rod, Rex and Rhoda

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