MICHAEL D. BURNSIDE
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michael D. Burnside is a graduate of Ohio University. By day, he earns a living as a systems analyst, helping customers figure out what they need from their software. His interests include gaming, science, computer technology, history, politics, and, of course, writing. His fiction writing includes steampunk, science fiction, fantasy, and horror. His stories have been featured in multiple anthologies, including Fossil Lake: An Anthology of the Aberrant, Fossil Lake II: The Refossiling, Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths Vol. II, and Ink Stains Vol. 8. His short stories have also been featured in magazines such as Devolution Z, Outposts of Beyond, and Gathering Storm Magazine. One of his latest stories, “The Devil of Greystern Castle,” appears in the Spring 2023 edition of Dragon Gems. Michael lives in Dayton, Ohio, with his wife, two giant dogs, and lots of cats.
Tall Tales TV
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.
"YOU CAN'T WAIT FOR INSPIRATION. YOU HAVE TO GO AFTER IT WITH A CLUB."