MICHAEL D. BURNSIDE

AUTHOR

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michael is the creator of the role playing games Space Conspiracy and World War Two Role Play. His fiction writing includes steampunk, science fiction, fantasy, and horror. His stories have been featured in several anthologies including Fossil Lake: An Anthology of the Aberrant, Fossil Lake II: The Refossiling, and Life after Ashes. His short stories have also been featured in magazines such as Devolution Z, Outposts of Beyond, and Gathering Storm Magazine. Michael lives in Dayton, Ohio with lots and lots of cats.

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THE MESSAGE

Michael Burnside's short story, "The Message," is featured in episode No. 640 of the StarShipSofa podcast.

"The Message" is a tale about what happens when the fragility of the human mind is overcome by the intense stress of space exploration, and the peculiarities that could arise with communications should humans ever manage to travel faster than the speed of light.

"The Message" is masterfully narrated by Tatiana Grey.

Looking at the Sun
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STEADY AND TRUE

A free short story of dueling airships.

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ORIGINS OF BRASS

This steampunk tale was one of my first accepted pieces, originally published by Nevermet Press.

Brass Clock

ONE SECOND DELAY

A free science fiction story

Vintage Bookstore

PUBLISHED WORKS

A list of links to my published works.

Colorful Book Spines

FREE STORIES ON OTHER SITES

A few of my published works that are available for free on other web sites.

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"YOU CAN'T WAIT FOR INSPIRATION. YOU HAVE TO GO AFTER IT WITH A CLUB."

Jack London

Image by Possessed Photography

Emotive Motivation

A free short story about a pair of soldiers in a future war who encounter an unexpected problem.