Harold has been writing for <mumble>-years as Harold Gross and with collaborator Eve Gordon as Gordon Gross.

His stories have appeared in F&SF, Analog, Pseudopod.org, as well as many other magazines and anthologies in the US, Europe, and Australia. Below are some of the tales that are still available or notable.

By the Grace of God, a comedy for a change, is one of several stories in this collection of primarily Australian authors. I got to be a part of this effort by virtue of working in Melbourne on and off for a few years. It’s a fabulous area and I still count many among my friends there.

A significant portion of the proceeds of this book are being donated to WIRES, NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc. So, read a story, save a Koala!

Short-Handed is one of several stories in HybridFiction’s third issue that released 20 April, 2020. In addition to the full issues, they have some free fiction and articles at their site…not mine, I’m afraid, but it’s just a couple bucks to get the whole mag (available on Issuu or Amazon). There are several inventive stories keeping mine company for you to enjoy.

“Skin in the Game” appears in the newly released Alternative Truths III: Endgame, the final volume in the best-selling Alternative Truths series from B Cubed Press. Edited by Bob Brown and Jess Faraday.

“Skin in the Game” explores what might happen if our leaders were held a bit more responsible for their decisions, right or wrong, in very permanent ways.

A significant portion of the proceeds of this book are donated to the ACLU of Washington to honor and support their unending quest for the freedom of the American people to express themselves.

The book is available in print and electronic media from Amazon.com on Kindle Unlimited as well as in Kindle Edition or Print Book.

A quick word about Kindle Unlimited...the authors get paid as long as you “read” at least 10% of the book (more or less). So read a story or two and help authors earn as well as supporting the ACLU!

From the publisher:
Endgame features 30 of today’s best writers and political thinkers taking a look forward at possible outcomes of our political decisions.

This collection has visions of a better world as well. In Paula Hammond’s “Fortunate Son,” we explore what kind of man Donald Trump might have become had he answered his country’s call and served alongside his fellow Americans in the Vietnam War.

Most of all Endgame will make you think, with thought-provoking essays by the likes of David Gerrold and Adam-Troy Castro as they seek to share their understanding of how this happened and what do will we do.

Here are some bits of micro-fiction I penned on Story Seed Vault, an Australian site who solicits stories based on current scientific discoveries, but done in a single tweet length. The stories are a great challenge and it’s a great site to just drift around in to both learn from and be entertained by.

The Wriggling Death, is currently available as an audio story on Psuedopod.org, released in August 2014.

SF Signal listed it as part of The Best Podcast Short Fiction of 2014 list. In fact, it survived that honor as part of the cross-site rollup of Diabolical Plots survey of many podcast sites.

Long a favorite of readings at various conventions this story had originally finally found a home in print… but the publisher never paid for the story. Re-written and updated to a rock ‘n roll theme, I will likely be making this available as an e-pub in the near future as I expand those kinds of offerings through our imprint (Literary Ends Press) and our sites. And, yes, it is probably my most twisted story to ever hit press. A shame it didn’t work out the first round. I ask that no one purchase the collection (One Step Beyond by Sub Atomic Press), despite the quality of the stories, as the works are essentially stolen.

Product DetailsThe Song Giveth… is serialized in issues 9-12 of Aethernet Magazine. Available for purchase via Amazon UK, Amazon US, and other venues.



Little House on the Accretion Disk in Aeon Speculative Fiction #1 available on the Web at via: ElectricStory.com. Issue #1 includes stories by Gene Wolfe, John Meaney, Walter Jon Williams, Jay Lake (but what was Jay not in?) and others. Aeon, sadly, closed and is no longer publishing new work.

Hitting the Skids in Pixeltown

Meeting of Minds in Absolutely Brilliant in Chrome available on the Web and at booksellers near you. Powells.com, Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com



Hitting the Skids in Pixeltown

RUWattU8 marked Harold’s first solo professional fiction sale as well as his first fiction writing award. This story was one of the top winners of the 2nd Annual Phobos Fiction Contest. Available at: Powells.com, Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com


Strange New Worlds III (Star Trek) An Errant Breeze in Star Trek: Strange New  Worlds III marked another Gordon Gross (with Eve Gordon) collaboration. In this tale we examined a tiny slice of the Deep Space 9 universe near the end of the Cardassian war.
Available at: Amazon.com, Powells.com


“Wreckage,” which originally appeared in Electric Velocipede Issue #2 has been awarded an Honorable Mention from the Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror: Sixteenth Edition. Thanks to John Klima for publishing the piece!

Also still available is a limited number of the co-authored (with Eve Gordon) Out of Warranty, that appeared in Analog (Double issue, 1999) available for $8 signed and shipped if you’re attempting to create a full collection! Send us the request.

There are no more copies available of Communion (also co-authored with Eve Gordon) which appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy &  Science Fiction.

3 thoughts on “Writing”

  1. Hello! I recently heard The Wriggling Death on Pseudopod and it wriggled into my brain and left me with questions that have literally kept me up at night. Might you be willing to answer them? Thanks so much, I loved the story!

    1. This is way late, but I’m happy to answer questions…as long as it’s not why the system didn’t alert me to your post weeks ago Really sorry for that.

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