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Cory Skerry lives in the Pacific Northwest, where he goes exploring with his sweet, goofy pit bulls and any friends who can keep up. He writes impossible things and paints what he shouldn’t. When his current meatshell begins to fall apart, he’d like science to put his brain into a giant killer octopus body, with which he’ll be very responsible and not even slightly shipwrecky. Pinky swear. For more about him and his work, visit

Stories by Cory Skerry:
  • “Bloodless”Issue #185, October 29, 2015
  • “Sinking Among Lilies”Issue #92, April 5, 2012
  • "Well-written and well-imagined and dark to excellent effect. Skerry's stories continue to really make a mark." —Rich Horton, Locus

    "A dark twist on the aphorism that knowledge is power, for good or ill. A nicely-woven web of betrayal. " —Lois Tilton, Locus online

Podcasts by Cory Skerry: