Author Graham J. Darling: Fiction

Graham J. Darling (Member SFC, Associate SFWA, Affiliate HWA) writes stories of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, and singular hybrids thereof. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.


“A Pleasant Walk, a Pleasant Talk”— who are they what do they want with us? we bring you the breaking news (1300 words; available for reprint).

  • 2019-01 Pulp Literature magazine, Issue 21 (print, digital).

“Immaterial Witness”—even the latest forensic technologies don’t always work the way we’d hope (3000 words; available for first publication).

Schiaparelli, 1888

“Jon Carver of Barzoon, You Misunderstood” — the strange culmination of a planetary romance (250 words; available for reprint).

  • 2020-07 Illumen, Volume XVI, Number 4 (print).
  • 2020-07 Mason Street Review, Issue 1 (digital).
  • 2020-02 The Collidescope (digital).
  • 2019-12 Sensory Perceptions anthology (print & digital).
  • 2019-04 Eldritch Science, Number 4 (digital).
  • 2019-03 Polar Borealis Magazine, Issue 9 (digital).
  • 2018-10 Sub-Saharan Magazine (digital).
  • 2018-10 The Quilliad magazine, Issue 10 (print).
  • 2018-08 Wizards in Space, Issue 3 (print).
  • 2018-04 Odd Tales of Wonder magazine, Issue 8 (more info).
  • 2018-03 Manawaker Studio’s Flash Fiction Podcast, Episode 307 (more info).
  • 2017-01 Great Jones Street subscription app (2017-2018; more info).
  • 2014-05 Sword & Mythos anthology (more info).

“The Queer” — This one weird kid was a different kind of different (1000 words).

  • 2020-03 No Greater Love: Martyrs of Earth and Elsewhere anthology (print).

“The Tim Machine” — From A Christmas Carol to The Time Machine and back again—and beyond (4000 words; available for first publication).

A Life of Fiction

All systems go!

Graham J. “GrayJay” Darling has long been a voracious consumer of speculative literature. The first novel he ever read was Alice in Wonderland: after learning that by heart, he went on to sip from entire fields of such flowers of the imagination. Eventually he was moved to share the wonder with like-minded fans in clubs, conventions, productions and games. He now writes as fiction what the world isn’t ready for as fact, in parallel to his activities as a scientist and as a medieval reenactor.

    • Interview by Joshua Pantalleresco for his Aurora-winning podcast show Just Joshing, May 2018, Episode 180 (Podomatic, iTunes, YouTube).
    • Interview by Christel Bodenbender for Reality Skimming, a blog hosted by Lynda Williams, January 2015.
    • Interview at VCON 39, a science fiction convention in Vancouver BC, October 2014.