Biographical information

Name

John Alfred Taylor

Biography

Professor Emeritus, Washigton & Jefferson College, PA. English teacher. Published many poems. Write science fiction and horror stories.

Previous Works

Short stories and Nvelettes:
“Changeling,” GALILEO
“The Weight of Zero,” TWILIGHT ZONE
“The Brotherhood,” BORDERLANDS 6
“Full Circle,” ASIMOV’S
“Tinkerbell Is Dying,” ASIMOV’S
“The Men on the Moon,” ASIMOV’S
“Striders,” OCEANS OF THE MIND
“Bare, Forked Animal,” ASIMOV’S
“Chromotophores,” ASIMOV’S

Website

None.

Best known for

Judging from the reprints and a podcast, probably a short horror story called “Bird in a Wrought Iron Cage.”

Occupation

Retired professor

Story Ideas and Burning Questions

Currently working on a novelette/novella concerning the long term culture of an asteroid mining ship.

In spite of the stories about mutant supermen, what if the current human race is sufficiently advanced, but hasn’t really learned to be human yet? Cultural evolution is faster than genetic.