Science Fiction and Fantasy by Jeff Hecht

I make my living writing about science and technology. I have fun by writing short science fiction and fantasy stories. The stories range from serious speculation to satire and humor, sometimes mixed together. My stories have been published in Nature Futures (the back page of the scholarly journal), Analog Science Fiction, Asimov's SF, Odyssey, Interzone, Daily Science Fiction, and assorted anthologies. 

Here's a list with links to those available online. 

"The Princess and the P6," Datamation, April 1976

"Lifeboat", New Dimensions 8, Robert Silverberg ed. (Harper and Row, New York, 1978)  

"Crossing the Wastelands," New Dimensions 9, Robert Silverberg ed. (Harper and Row, New York, 1979)

"On 202", Twilight Zone, Dec. 1981, reprinted in Year's Best Horror Stories X, Karl Edward Wagner ed.; New England Ghosts, Frank D. McSherry Jr., Charles G. Waugh and Martin H. Greenberg eds.; and in Great American Ghost Stories, Frank D. McSherry Jr., Charles G. Waugh and Martin H. Greenberg eds  

"Saratoga Winter," Twilight Zone, Oct 1982

"Extinction Theory" Analog, March 1989

"Boxes," After Hours, Autumn 1990

"Rehearsals for Retirement", Analog, mid-Dec 1990

"Aunt Horrible's Last Visit," Vampires, Jane Yolen and Martin H. Greenberg, eds.

"The Greenhouse Papers" Analog, November 1991 

"The Number of the Beast," in Alien Pregnant By Elvis, Esther Freisner and Martin Greenberg Eds., DAW, 1994

"Engineering Reality" appeared on the now-defunct electronic Galaxy

"A Life of its Own," Analog, January 1997

"The Awful Truth," appeared on Middle Georgia Web Magazine and on Jackhammer

"The Saucer Man," Interzone, August 1997

"The Crystal Highway," Odyssey, December 1997

"The Rumor of the Ruined City," Asimov's SF, April 1999

"Squirrels," HMS Beagle, issue 80 (late June 2000) (site is no longer on-line)

"By the Lake," Analog, November 2002

"Draft Dodger's Rag," Analog, March 2004

"Directed Energy," Nature, April 13, 2006

"Operation Tesla," Nature, October 5, 2006 (on line at Nature)

"Quantum Entanglements," Nature Physics, April 2007 (on line at Nature Physics)

"The Neanderthal Correlation," Nature, May 22, 2008 (on line at Nature)

"Clear Proof: The Final Demonstration of the Failure of Cold Fusion) Nature 9 November 2009

"Event Horizon," Nature 20 July 2011

"Waiting for Chronomatic," Nature 4 July 2012

"The Speed of Dark Energy," Nature 28 August 2013

"The Chatter of the Beams," in Impossible Futures Anthology Edited by Judith K. Dial and Thomas Easton, Pink Narcissus Press, 2013

"Daybreak," in Extreme Planets Anthology, edited by David Conyers, David Kernot, and Jeff Harris, (Chaosium Inc., 2014)

"The Internet of #### Things," Nature Physics, July 2014

"Mr. Tesla's Radio Rainmaker," in Deco Punk, edited by Judith K. Dial and Thomas Easton, Pink Narcissus Press, 2015

"When Last I Saw the Stars," Nature 13 May 2015

"Postcards from Lemuria," in Conspiracy!, edited by Judith K. Dial and Thomas Easton, NESFA Press, 2016

"A Slice of Time," coming in Nature Futures

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