Gord McLeod

Gord McLeod

Journalist, Fiction Author

I write science and tech news for GeekBeat.TV and This Week in Science, and contribute to One Man's Blog. I also write science fiction, fantasy and horror at Fiction Improbable.

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Daily writing by Gord McLeod. Short stories and novels spanning the science fiction, fantasy, steampunk and horror genres....


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Jan 17, 2014 ... This work and all written work contained within this site is licensed under a Creative Commons License by Gordon S. McLeod. All other rights ......


Draft Stories

Gord McLeod November 27, 2013. “Would YOU like to live a care-free life of—” CLICK. Terry grunted in disgust and turned off the advertisement with a much ......



About Gordon S. McLeod. dec_2011_square.jpg. In October 2011 I started planning the Prices collection of stories, then quickly began writing The Price of ......

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Ad Eyes in Foil & Phaser's 'Divide and Conquer'

I'm pleased to report that a much-polished and improved version of my science fiction short story Ad Eyes is available now for free in Foil & Phaser's Divide and Conquer eBook anthology of science fiction and fantasy! Ad Eyes is a disturbing story the war for advertising attention taken to scary new...

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Congratulations to NaNoWriMo 2013 Winners

To all who wrote, congratulations! I did take part, but did not finish this year. I focused my efforts on a side-project spearheaded by Foil & Phaser, the fan-run writing counterpart to the Sword & Laser podcast. We did a "Divide and Conquer" challenge where participants wrote a short story of approximately 1,500...


My Abstract Life

A young man learns the value of a father's advice when the simple act of following an attractive young woman into the local library goes rather differently than ......

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My Abstract Life on Frogpants Studio's CurrentGeek

Well, it's official. I am one of those guys. You know those actors who say they can't watch themselves, or radio people who can't listen to themselves? I can't listen to myself. At least, not when I'm listening to myself on a giant huge amazingly popular podcast like Current Geek...


Neil Gaiman's Advice to Aspiring Writers

Sep 12, 2013 ... This work and all written work contained within this site is licensed under a Creative Commons License by Gordon S. McLeod. All other rights ......

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The Ship of the Unforgotten Cover WIP

As I've been posting The Ship of the Unforgotten  to Wattpad, I've come to realize I never created a cover for it way back when I originally wrote it. I'm correcting that oversight now. Here's a preview of the very early work-in-progress. This time around I'm not using any externally sourced...

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A while back I joined Wattpad, a Canadian service for readers and writers alike. I did so with the intention of trying it out, but it took until now for me to give it a real shot. It's a service that delivers free writing to computers, tablets and phones via browser...

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Fiction Improbable Audiobooks Episode 1 - My Abstract Life

Okay, enough dithering around and procrastinating on the launch. Here's episode 1. I've gotten lots of feedback to make it better than it was when I started, and I hope to get a lot more now that so many more of you can hear it, but I'll have to apply...


Camp NaNoWriMo

I’ve been thinking for a while that I was at my most productive in this whole writing thing back in November for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and that it’d be really nice to get some of that high intensity output back. Thankfully I’m not the only one that feels...

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Writer's Distractions - Mythbusters on Superman Shaving

Yup, you read that right. It all stems from a campaign that Gilette has going in advance of the new Man of Steel  movie in which Superman is seen with a beard early on, but it's gone later; how exactly did he shave it, presuming that his hair is as...



Determination. Determination. By Gordon S. McLeod. Determination on Amazon Kindle. Amazon.com · Amazon.ca · Amazon.co.uk · Amazon.de · Amazon.fr ......