Richard S. Levine

Writer,Software Developer,Educator

My ebooks based on my short stories have been selling on Smashwords, Kobo, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Scribd, Oyster, and other websites. 

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My first puzzle e-book, Movie Magic Squares: Volume 1, is now available on Amazon, Apple, Kobo Smashwords, Barnes & Noble. Look for other devices too.  Visit my blog for more (including a solving template) on this new kind of entertainment.

Movie Magic Squares: Volume 1

 
I was interviewed by Intellivisionaries for their podcast episode #3 on my classic video game, "Microsurgeon".  Go to my blog for more on this podcast. In a way, Microsurgeon was my first science fiction story, told as a video game.  Fun, an old Imagic TV commercial includes my game, "Microsurgeon."

My stories that are online

My dark science fiction story "Coded Obsession" is in Crossed Genres magazine, issue #11 Oct
2009.
 
 
"A Floccinaucinihilipilificatious Life", about a team of tiny robots, in OG's Speculative Fiction issue #16, Jan 2009.
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Also for purchase online
 
As of April 2012, "Liar" is in the print edition of "Mystic Signals 13"
Mystic Signals - Issue 13
 
"Like Mother, Like Son", about a man who falls for a beautiful robot, is in the November 2009 edition ("Masks, Appearances can be deceiving") of Emerald Tales magazine.  As of 2011, it may be out of print.  You can also find "Like Mother, Like Son" in my e-book "Science Fiction: Robots & Cyborgs".
 

Previously published

A Comic On Phobos

Appeared (April 2006) in The Martian Wave.  This story received "best of issue" recognition and appeared in Samsdotpublishing's print Wondrous Web Worlds vol. 7 anthology.   "A Comic on Phobos" was nominated for the James B. Baker award.  Although I didn't win, I was excited to be nominated!  You can read this story in my e-book, "A Comic on Phobos".

                                           

A Floccinaucinihilipilificatious Life

This story about a team of tiny robots appeared in the January 2009 issue of OG's Speculative Fiction.  You can also read this story in my e-book, "Science Fiction: Robots & Cyborgs".

A Penny for your Thoughts

It was in the print edition of "Beyond Centauri" (issue #36, April 2012), but it is no longer available online.  Look for this in my upcoming e-book "Science Fiction: Robots & Cyborgs 2".
Beyond Centauri

Above the Mississippi

Perhaps Mark Twain would have enjoyed this story in the July 2008 issue of Golden Visions Magazine.  You can now read this story in my e-book, "Science Fiction: The Arts".

Agent Lenore

A funny story about a future travel agency, ran in the April 2009 online issue of Golden Visions magazine.  Available in my e-book, "Science Fiction: Robots & Cyborgs".

Assisted Living

This story (originally published April 2006) was at Viatouch's Story Station.  This is a children's story about a young boy's attempt to avert a war between the people on Jupiter's moon Europa and the people of Earth.  You can read this story in my e-book, "Science Fiction: Future Youth".

Cosmic Consequences

About an ill boy on Mars, this story was in print in Beyond Centauri issue 24.  You can read it in my e-book, "Science Fiction: Future Youth".

Face Facts

This story about a man who sees faces for the first time appeared in the Jan/Feb 2009 edition of Crime and Suspense.  Unfortunately, they have since stopped publishing the magazine.  You can read this story in my e-book, "Science Fiction: Face Facts".

Fast Forward

This story appeared in print publication Bleeding Quill, issue #3 (Sep 2006).    An audio version was also produced on Sci Phi Journal (2009).  This is a story about extended life.  It's available in my e-book, "Science Fiction: Time Travel".

Fitter

Ray Gun Revival

This story about the 'fit' of a relationship is in the July 2008 issue (#45) of Raygun Revival.  You can find it in my e-book, "Science Fiction: Tragedies".

Home Renewed

This story appeared in the December 2005/January 2006 issue of AlienSkin.  This is a story about one man's struggle to understand his place, and the place for architecture, on Mars.  You can find this story in my e-book, "Science Fiction: The Arts".

Into the Wind

My first published fantasy tale!  This story appeared in the Oct-Dec 2008 issue of the Lorelei Signal.  You can read this story in my e-book, "Science Fiction: Tragedies". 

It's in the Stars

This story appeared in the December 2004 issue of The Fifth Di....  "It's in the Stars" is about two sports fans with a desire to know their past and their future.  Look for it in my future e-book anthology of genetics-related stories.

The Library of Pain

This story about epigenetics and a man with an addiction to pain, was published in 2013 in Quantum Realities Magazine Volume 2 Issue 3.

Light Echo

Light Echo", my 2008 'best in issue' story, was published in in Samsdotpublishing's "Wondrous Web Worlds Vol. 9" anthologyYou can read this story in my e-book, "Science Fiction: The Arts".

Logzilla

This horror/legend story that takes place in Clearwater, Florida, was published in the June/July 2007 issue of a horror magazine that is no longer published.  Look for it in my future e-book anthology of horror stories.

M. Deidra

Ray Gun Revival

This story about hurricane wrangling is in Raygun Revival magazine (issue #13) online.

My Life's a Dream

This story was my first published speculative tale.  It appeared in the Oct 2004 issue of Penumbric Speculative Fiction, an issue of Quietus Magazine, and the Sep 2006 print issue of Aoife's Kiss, #18.  This story is about an individual who is concerned because he believes he has a unique awareness of another place.  You can also read this story in my e-book, "Science Fiction: The Arts".

My Brother's Keeper

This story appeared in the January 2005 issue of The Martian Wave.  "My Brother's Keeper" is about clones on Mars.  Look for it in my future e-book anthology of genetics-related stories.

Myron's Debarkation

Ray Gun Revival

This story about last wishes is in the December 2008 issue #49 of Raygun Revival online.  It's in my e-book "Science Fiction: Time Travel".

Oddly Perfect

Appeared (June 2011) in The Fifth Di.  This was my first story about a mathematician.  He finds more than he bargained for when he goes in search of a large odd perfect number.  Look for it in my future e-book release, "Science Fiction: Time Travel 2".

The Obituary Channel

A very short horror story was online at AlienSkin Magazine, April/May 2009.  Look for it in my future e-book anthology of horror stories.

Remorse Above Enceladus

Ray Gun Revival

This story was my attempt at a space western tale, and it explores robot feelings.  It appeared in Raygun Revival issue #57, September 2010.  Look for it in my future e-book release, "Science Fiction: Robots & Cyborgs 2".

RemoteDoc

This story was published in the April 2004 issue of The Martian Wave.  "RemoteDoc" is about a Martian surgeon who's concerned about her future.

Seismic Morality

Ray Gun Revival

This story is archived in Raygun Revival issue #38.  It's a science fiction story about a man who must face his past.  You can read this story in my e-book, "Science Fiction: Tragedies".

Surfing the Wave

Appeared (June 2006) in The Fifth Di.  This is a story about a young man's struggle to control his life with technology.  This story is in my e-book, "Science Fiction: Future Youth".

Texting for Love

About parallel worlds, this story appeared in The Random Eye annual anthology in January 2009.  You can read this in my e-book, "Science Fiction: Tragedies".

The Conscious Cat, Family Cat Lore

These were published at Clever Kitty.  "The Conscious Cat" is a fictional account of Tesla's cat.  "Family Cat Lore" is a series of poems in honor of our departed 19 year old cat.

The Time of Your Life

Ray Gun Revival

This story about a future reality show is in Raygun Revival issue #15.  Look for this in my future e-book release, "Science Fiction: Time Travel 2".

Time Enough for Sarah

My annual attempt at a time travel story was published in Golden Visions Magazine April-May-June 2010 issue.  You can read this story in my e-book, "Science Fiction: Time Travel".

Timer

This story appeared in the September 2005 issue of The Fifth Di....  This is a romantic story about the possible consequences of inventing a time machine.  You can read this story in my e-book, "Science Fiction: Time Travel".

You Can Choose Your Parents

My genetics related story appeared in the Mar-May 2012 issue of "The Fifth Di..."  It was voted best in issue.

PUBLISHED POETRY

The Big Picture

This scifaiku poem appeared in SamsDotPublishing's SCIFAIKUEST Special (Audio CD entitled Kuanta) Edition August 2006.  A professional voice actor (Jeffrey Breslauer) read the poetry in this special issue. 

NOVELS

See my ebooks above.  Having worked as a programmer who had to make video games in as little as 1024 bytes of memory, I find I like the challenge of writing tight and entertaining short stories.  That said, I do have an idea or two that might translate into a full length novel.  To be determined.

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Published Video Games

""PBA Bowling", "Microsurgeon", "Truckin'", "It Came From the Desert", "Double Switch" (Win 95).  See my Resume and Links for more.

Awards

"You Can Choose Your Parents" was voted best in issue, 2012 The Fifth Di...

"Light Echo" was voted best in issue, June 2008 The Fifth Di...

A Comic on Phobos" was nominated in 2006 for the James Award

My ebook, "Science Fiction: Time Travel" made the top 10 list several times for science fiction anthologies, Amazon Kindle, U.K.

Microsoft "Ship It" award for my work on "Windows 98"

"Microsurgeon" was Most Original (video) Game of the Year in 1983 and nominated in 2011 to possibly go to a Smithsonian exhibit in 2012.

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