Joshua Renneke


I started writing because I wanted to put something out there that was entertaining but intelligent, and didn't follow a generic template for what a story should be. I don't like stories that tell you what to think or feel, and I'm tired of filler in books I read.

I had fun writing all of these stories, and I hope you enjoy reading them. I want to hear from you! Write me at or find me at

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Making a story be about whatever I want. That way it's exciting to write, and hopefully more enjoyable to read.
What do your fans mean to you?
Whoa, I have fans?! That's great news. I really write for my own enjoyment, but I'd like to think that eventually my books will reach a lot of people who'd enjoy them.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Joshua Renneke online

Twitter: @anabur


Your Kind
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40,970. Language: American English. Published: September 21, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Powerful beings known as "gens" appear. They're tormented by an emptiness that is only relieved by finding the human who they feel an immediate kinship with and need to protect. A gen called Grace finds the one she seeks, a young man named Nathan. She must keep him close... even as her presence sends his life spiraling into chaos, and as humanity's fear of the gens puts them both at risk.
Girl In The Needle
Price: Free! Words: 41,270. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Nearly all life on Earth is eradicated by a goddess called Keti. She offers the survivors a luxurious life in her City, a place of advanced technology. At the City's center, Keti keeps a girl called the Empress isolated from humanity. When a group of rebels plans to kill the Empress, not even Keti herself can predict where events will lead in this surreal, dreamlike novel.
Alicia's Two Years: The Second Six Months
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,140. Language: American English. Published: July 6, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Read the first installment, "Alicia's Two Years: The First Six Months," for free before checking this one out! Alicia's Two Years tells the story of a two-year period in the lives of Alicia and her friends. They're all in their early twenties and living life with no real plan for the future.
Deleca: Life By Proxy
Price: Free! Words: 12,300. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
These short stories are set in a near future where people live their lives almost completely through virtual-reality. Three main corporations have formed an alliance and bought out the debt-ridden government. With nearly every job performed by bots, citizens spend their lives in a virtual-reality device called a VNi chair. But if their entire life experience is simulated, are they really living?
Alicia's Two Years: The First Six Months
Price: Free! Words: 23,860. Language: American English. Published: September 6, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Coming of age
Alicia's Two Years tells the story of a two-year period in the lives of Alicia and her friends. They're all in their early twenties and living life with no real plan for the future.

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