David Steffen writes video processing algorithms for traffic control systems by day, and writes fiction at other times. He lives with his wife and three dogs in Minnesota. He is the co-founder of the Submission Grinder, and co-edits the non-fiction zine Diabolical Plots. His fiction has been published in many great venues including Escape Pod, Daily Science Fiction, Bull Spec, AE, and Pseudopod, as well as Tina Connolly’s Toasted Cake podcast.
David has been running periodic “Best Of” podcast fiction lists for many years, including Diabolical Plots Best of, The Best Podcast Fiction of 2014 for SF Signal, and a mega-list of The Best Podcast Fiction of All Time, also for SF Signal. He has also created the Long List Anthology, which is a self-publishing anthology project collecting stories from the longer Hugo Award nomination list. (Info and vendors here.) David has been a dedicated listener to all the Escape Artists podcasts for years, and you can find him on the forum as “Unblinking”.