Melissa J. Lytton


Melissa J. Lytton writes and publishes a variety of darkly quirky works, including science fiction novels, feminist poetry, and pop journalism.

Her work has appeared in In the Questions: Poetry by and about Strong Women, Up, Do: Flash Fiction by Women Writers, The Multicultural Theatre Initiative’s 10 Minute Play Festival, Gothic Beauty Magazine, The University Daily Kansan, and Eidolon Career Solutions' One Life Newsletter.

She earned her MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Science Fiction from Goddard College in Vermont, where she studied under Rachel Pollack, Rebecca Brown, and Bhanu Kapil. Prior to that, she received her BA in English: Creative Writing from the University of Kansas, where she was named their first Science Fiction Scholar and won the Edgar Wolfe Award in Fiction for her short story, "Operator".

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Echoes of a Dream
You set the price! Words: 58,690. Language: American English. Published: April 10, 2016 by Happy Goth Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
If your dreams came to life, could you control them? Or would they control you? With his carefully-constructed sober life falling apart around him, recovering drug addict Eric Hudd's quest for sanity will take him through alternate dimensions, his own past, other people's bodies, and to a corporate conspiracy that will have sweeping implications for all of humankind.

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