StarShipSofa No 407 Django Wexler

October 21, 2015 by Jeremy Szal

Coming Up:

Interview: Ben Stein

Main Fiction: “The End of the War” by Django Wexler

Originally published in Asimov’s.

Django Wexler is the author of the epic fantasy series The Shadow Campaigns from Ace and Roc books. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh with degrees in creative writing and computer science, and worked for the university in artificial intelligence research.  Eventually he migrated to Microsoft in Seattle, where he now lives with two cats and a teetering mountain of books.  When not writing, he wrangles computers, paints tiny soldiers, and plays games of all sorts.

Narrated by: Mark Kilfoil

Mark “the Encaffeinated ONE” Kilfoil loves fiction, so much so that he’s written some (such as the Parsec-nominated Tainted Roses), read quite a lot (a library of over a thousand half-read books and growing) and now narrates them (sometimes actually recorded for others). He’s found that volunteering for a dozen years in radio was a decent way to get a full-time job as a Program Director at a community radio station in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, but not such a great way to finish his thesis, so he stopped at a Masters in Computer Science. He can be heard frequently on, and two of his shows irregularly appear as podcasts, and can be found at (CAFFEEN!) and (The WEIRD Show, winner of a Parsec Award for “Best Infotainment”). He likes cats enough to pet them but not enough to own one, and computers enough to own several but pet none of them. He will someday write a million words, but at this rate, that will require life extension, so he eagerly awaits the ability to upload into a computer, if that hasn’t already happened and this is all only a simulation.


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  1. […] tl;dr — Two short pieces in particular, "The Shadow of Elysium" and "The End of the War", I would love to see nominated in the "Novelette" category. You can get "The Shadow of Elysium" on Amazon or audible. "End of the War" is available from Asimov's June '15 issue, or free as a podcast. […]