Free fiction: When I Kissed the Learned Astronomer

I’ve been asked a couple of times recently if any of my stories were freely available online. For a while they weren’t but as of today, my first published story, “When I Kissed the Learned Astronomer” is now freely available here on my website.

Several people suggested that I make the story available on the Kindle and I’m still considering doing that, but I still wanted at least a sample of my work available freely for anyone who wanted to read it. I like this story, which was first published back in 2007 in Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show.

If you like it, I’d urge you to go to the InterGalactic Medicine Show website and check out their most recent issue. And perhaps consider subscribing.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

7 replies on “Free fiction: When I Kissed the Learned Astronomer”

  1. Thanks for the free story! I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of months now – I’m excited to read some of your fiction!

  2. You’re welcome! Thanks for reading! And let me just remind you that in the next couple of weeks, my story, “Take One for the Road” should be appearing in the June issue of Analog. (I know, shameless plug, but I can’t help it. I’m too excited.) 🙂

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