KJ Kabza


KJ Kabza has written and sold over 70 short stories to anthologies and award-winning fantasy and science fiction magazines, such as F&SF, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily Science Fiction, THE YEAR'S BEST DARK FANTASY AND HORROR 2014, THE BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR, VOLUME SIX, and more. His work has been called, "Intelligent and sublime—a powerful combination" (Tangent), "Fascinating, unique, imaginative" (SFRevu), and "Worthy of Edgar Allan Poe" (SFcrowsnest). His first print fiction collection, THE RAMSHEAD ALGORITHM AND OTHER STORIES, is now out from Pink Narcissus Press.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
You mean seriously? At age 14. I wrote my first novel at the household computer in WordPerfect 5.0. (Ah, the romance of that desolate blue screen! I can still see the little clover-pattern of the "hard return" symbol when I close my eyes.) I fell in love as I wrote, and thought, "This is what I want to be."
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
My dad was in the military and we moved around a lot. As a consequence, I never had (and don't have) a sense of being rooted anywhere. This has influenced my writing enormously. I hate revisiting worlds or settings--that is, I hate making sequels--because I'm entranced by the new and different, and I guess my youth taught me that constantly encountering the new and different is normal.
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Where to find KJ Kabza online


Under Stars
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,020. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
KJ Kabza is back with a second, bigger round of short fiction that's "Incredible" (Tangent), "Fascinating" (SFRevu), and "Worthy of Edgar Allan Poe" (SFcrowsnest). Featuring his freshest work from the top science fiction and fantasy venues of today, including F&SF, Nature, Daily Science Fiction, and more, UNDER STARS showcases wonders from worlds both here and beyond.
Fantasy Scroll Magazine Issue #1
Series: Fantasy Scroll Magazine, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,590. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014 by Fantasy Scroll Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Fantasy Scroll Magazine is an online, quarterly publication featuring science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal short-fiction. The magazine’s mission is to publish high-quality, entertaining, and thought-provoking speculative fiction. With a mixture of short stories, flash fiction, and micro-fiction, Fantasy Scroll Magazine aims to appeal to a wide audience.
In Pieces
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,280. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
From a mechanical forest that constructs itself to the streets of Kyoto 8,000 years hence, the sometimes whimsical, sometimes cutting short fiction of KJ Kabza has been dubbed "Delightful" (Locus Online) and "Very clever, indeed" (SFRevu). Collecting all of his previously published, early works (plus 5 new stories), "In Pieces" offers glimpses into other worlds—some not unlike your own.