Alex Feinman


Raised by a photographer with a physics degree and a reference librarian, these days I make software easier to use and write science fiction.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
Currently I'm working on a fantasy story tentatively titled "Mr. Maybe and Doctor Don't"; it's about a young boy named Henry who strikes out with his father and his father's old adventuring buddies to find out what's happened to his long-lost mother. I'm trying hard to avoid setting it in Generic Fantasyland, a la Ursala Vernon's lovely complaint on the subject. After that, there's some lurking Arthurian fiction, and then perhaps a return to science fiction--fans have been clamoring for a sequel to Duplicate.
Who are your favorite authors?
As with most writers, a long list, and one that has evolved over time. When I was kid, it was A to Z: Piers Anthony and Issac Asimov, and then a trip down to see what new stuff Roger Zelazny had published. Then I discovered folks like Theodore Sturgeon and Kate Wilhelm and Ursala Le Guin, Damon Knight and James Tiptree Jr., and a pile of others. In the modern era, I cannot help but be influenced by Gaiman and Stross and ...
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Where to find Alex Feinman online

Twitter: afeinman

Where to buy in print


Simulating A Manned Exploration Of Mars: Reconnaissance And Results
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the last year of his research grant, NASA scientist Aaron Littleton is baking in the hot desert sun, trying to simulate conditions for future Mars missions. But the aliens have other ideas...
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,160. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
What do you do when your ship is about to hit an asteroid? Why, you jump in your Corp-provided Duplipod, of course. It's foolproof. It records your brain patterns, then kills you. The Duplipod will grow you a new body when it's safe; you will awake refreshed and renewed. Sometimes, it doesn't work quite right. Duplicate: would you die to save your own life?