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C Stuart Hardwick is a winner of Writers of the Future (the most prestigious contest for short scifi and fantasy in the world) and a three-time Jim Baen Award finalist. His work has appeared in Analog Science Fiction & Fact, Galaxy's Edge, Andromeda Spaceways In Flight Magazine, and Mental Floss, among others.

His work has been a Tangent Online recommendation, a BSFA James White Award contest semifinalist, and has made the SFRevu Hugo shortlist.

A southerner from South Dakota, Stuart grew up creating radio dramas and animated shorts before moving on to ill-conceived robots and flying machines and eventually, software. He's worked with the creators of the video game Doom, is married to an aquanaut, and trained his dog to pull a sled.

Stuart studied writing at U.C. Berkeley, lives in Houston, and has been known to wear a cape


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WonderStories Award-Winning Scifi Short Stories


* James White semifinalist, "Callista's Delight", terraformation with a human face.
* L Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future winner, "Rainbows For Other Days," a cyborg ranger is saving the world, just not all the people in it." - - "A beautiful story, perfect in form" - Dave Farland
* Tangent Online starred recommendation, "Luck of the Chieftain's Arrow," a primordial spirit, trapped in the world of man, must come to
grips with time, love and loss." - - “A very nice story. Beautifully Handled - Mike Resnick

Opt-in, and you'll get a link to read my Analab Reader Poll winner "For All Mankind" free online. First published in Analog Science Fiction & Fact, it's been called "Hugo Worthy." Normally $7.99 at