David Barr Kirtley is the host of the Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast on Wired.com. His short fiction appears in magazines such as Realms of Fantasy, Weird Tales, Lightspeed, and Intergalactic Medicine Show, on podcasts such as Escape Pod and Pseudopod, and in books such as The Living Dead, New Cthulhu, The Way of the Wizard, and The Dragon Done It. His story "Save Me Plz" was picked by editor Rich Horton for the 2008 edition of the anthology series Fantasy: The Best of the Year.

He is the son of Buckley prize-winning physicist John R. Kirtley. David grew up in Katonah, New York and majored in Government at Colby College. He holds an MPW (MFA) degree in screenwriting and fiction from the University of Southern California, and has appeared the past ten summers as a staff instructor at the Alpha Workshop for Young Writers. He lives in New York.

 

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The cover of the anthology Armored edited by John Joseph Adams.
"Power Armor:
A Love Story"

in Armored

The cover of Lightspeed magazine March 2012
"Beauty"
in Lightspeed

The cover of the anthology Under the Moons of Mars edited by John Joseph Adams.
"Three Deaths"
in Under the
Moons of Mars

The cover of the anthology Z: Zombie Stories.
"The Skull-Faced
Boy"
in Z:
Zombie Stories

The cover of the anthology New Cthulhu edited by Paula Guran.
"The Disciple"
in New Cthulhu

The cover of the anthology Lightspeed: Year One edited by John Joseph Adams.
"Cats in Victory"
in Lightspeed:
Year One

Cicada magazine September/October 2011.
"The Ontological Factor" in
Cicada

The cover of the anthology The Way of the Wizard edited by John Joseph Adams.
"Family Tree"
in The Way
of the Wizard

The cover of the anthology The Living Dead 2 edited by John Joseph Adams.
"The Skull-
Faced City"
in
The Living Dead 2

The cover of the anthology Fantasy: The Best of the Year 2008.
"Save Me Plz" in
Fantasy: The Best of the Year 2008