Krystal Claxton is a computer technician with unfortunate aspirations involving fiction, words, and publishing.

She enjoys getting distracted by  Dragon Con and The Submission Grinder, and frequently disobeys (Robert J Sawyer’s version of) Heinlein’s Rules.

Read Stories:


  • Planar Ghosts” – Writers of the Future Volume 31 (Coming May 4th 2015)
  • The Filigreed Cage” – Fantastic Stories of the Imagination (Reprint)
  • Heartless” – Fantastic Stories of the Imagination




9 thoughts on “Home

  1. Hi Krystal, I enjoyed your story in Daily Science Fiction. I always like a story that lets the humanity come through even if it’s about an alien. And the way an entire lifetime is shown (implied) in so few words is real craftsmanship. I also read your blog where you ask for comments about the story, but couldn’t find anywhere to comment! So here it is — kudos.

  2. Hi Krystal. I was just in the SFWA forum and saw Sapience and Maternal Instincts selected on the Nebula reading list. Great job! I thought I’d give a shout out to a fellow Daily Science Fiction published writer. Keep up the great work!

    • Oh, hey Timothy, thanks for letting me know! I’m not on the SFWA forums, but that’s pretty cool. I remember your DSF story “The Numbers” having a really neat concept and found its ending tragically probable. Thanks for dropping by!

  3. Andrew L MacDonald says:

    Hi Krystal,

    I just read Bitter Remedy and it is one of my favourite stories. I’m still feeling the exhilaration of having an entire saga exploded into my prefrontal cortex in just a few minutes. I loved the simple description of supernatural powers and the fights, and I loved the straightforward structure that swept the story relentlessly upwards with each word.

    Thank you

    – Andrew


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