Liam R.W. Doyle


Liam was born and raised primarily in Colorado in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains, with brief adventures in other parts of the country dodging volcanoes and Alaskan mosquitoes. He currently lives in the Midwest with his wife and daughter, a neglected guitar, and too many books crying from the shelves, demanding to be read. He recently earned a Masters Degree in English with a focus on creative writing (yes, come to find out, such a thing actually is possible) and plans to continue on to an MFA or PhD. In the meantime, he has completed his first full-length science fiction novel and is preparing it to be seen by others, finally, without disclaimers and qualifications.

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Detuned Radio
You set the price! Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Horror » Undead
A dark tale following a day in the life, inside the deteriorating mind, of a man becoming a living dead. This 3,000-word story is also found in the collection: "First Hand of the Night: A Collection of Five Early Stories."
For Whom the Tinker Toils
You set the price! Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jon is a simple metalsmith and handyman from a small village--until he comes across two mechanized suits of armor their owners no longer appear to need. Then his life changes unexpectedly.
At Least There's No Traffic
Price: Free! Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This short story barrels through the humorously surreal as we see what happens when a battle-lord Wil Wheaton must go to arms against a monstrous John Scalzi.
Singularity Deferred
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,470. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Mitchel Creek is an average guy with a wife, a young daughter, and a simple life. Until he awakens aboard a spacecraft 400 years in the future, alone... except for the dead body stuffed in a crate. To find answers to why he's suddenly where and when he finds himself, and a way back home, he's forced to team up with radicals and pirates, and a woman who forces him to question everything he knows.
First Hand of the Night: A Collection of Five Early Stories
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,180. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
What happens when Pandora finally catches evil ... in a suitcase? Can a zombie find love? Be there at the end of the universe when something new shines through the desolation. Take a journey through the odd and the fantastic in this collection of five stories delving from science fiction to slipstream, through urban fantasy and standard fantasy -- with a twist.

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  • Opposites on Oct. 14, 2012

    Nice! The story takes a couple of different turns: At first, you're not quite sure the age of the narrator, and then the intelligence, and you have a certain expectation of how it's going to end. But then, it does a 180 on you and goes where you didn't quite expect -- in a way that works! Which, naturally, is exactly how you want it to be. Especially with such a short serving of story. The writing a great, though I stumbled on the phrasing here and there, but no big deal. It moves at a good pace and keeps exactly the right level of tension and uncertainty from beginning to end. Any longer and it would have suffered. A fine read!