Kira Bacal

Biography

Trained as a physician and scientist, Kira Bacal has worked at NASA-Johnson Space Center and the U.S. Senate as well as with the U.S. military. She qualified in two medical specialties and has numerous professional publications in medical and scientific journals and texts.

For her fiction writing, she was named the “Best Newcomer Author” in the January 2009 international Quibbler Awards and had one story win both “Best General” and “Best Chemistry” categories in the same awards. This same story, which appeared online, has enjoyed some recent popularity, with over 2,500,000 hits (and counting) from readers around the globe, primarily the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Japan, and Europe, but also places from Singapore to Botswana, Saudi Arabia to Guatemala.

Kira has also been a quarterfinalist in the “Writers of the Future” contest and runner up for the Higney Award at the magazine Another Realm.

She currently lives in New Zealand with her children and a large, vandalism-prone Leonberger.

Books

Zev's Destiny
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Price: Free! Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A heroic prophecy must be a good thing, right? ...Right?
Look What the Cat Dragged In
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Price: Free! Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Beware of entertaining angels unaware...
Mars or Bust: An Admonitory Fable
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Price: Free! Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A very quick (and cynical) peek into what might have happened to derail the 1970's US space program.
Tangled Web
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Price: Free! Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Being the right hand man of an intergalactic crime lord is not conducive to longevity. Coping with homicidal subordinates, a tetchy boss, and two new hostages is enough to spoil anyone's day.
First Impressions
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Price: Free! Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A first encounter with an alien race goes a little... oddly.
All I Need to Know about the Earth, I Learned in Kindergarten
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Price: Free! Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When an extraterrestrial takes refuge on the Earth, a good hiding place is paramount, and where better than among macaroni art and Captain Underpants books?
The Ananaki
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Price: Free! Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
What do you do if the wrong god answers your call? A short story about a divine problem.

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aliens    fantasy    gods    history    humor    military    science fiction    short stories    short story