Electric Sheep

Electric Sheep Speculative Fiction Discussion Group

Electric Sheep is a casual discussion group dedicated to short speculative fiction. Our goals are to have fun and celebrate speculative writers & the magazines that publish them. Since our first meeting in February, 2021, more than 50 guest authors have joined us for a short Q&A about their stories and careers. Our guests are leaders in genre fiction, representing all the major awards. Though our group membership is capped at 25 to allow for robust discussion, we encourage everyone to read along with us. Our guest authors, as well as special discussion topics, are posted weekly on Twitter at Electric Sheep SF

The Electric Sheep Speculative Reading Series launched in 2022 with a slate of phenomenal guest authors from the previous year’s discussions. The event is offered twice per year, and is free and open to the public. Registration through Zoom is required to attend, but all we ask is your first name and email address. After the event, all info is deleted. Live transcription and captions are provided. Our next reading is April 29, 2023. Registration will open April 2.

Feel free to DM Electric Sheep on Twitter if you’d like us to add your short speculative stories to our potential discussion roster!

Upcoming Winter 2023 Guests

  • Lyndsie Manusos
  • Sarah Pinsker
  • Jiksun Cheung
  • Phong Quan
  • A.C. Wise

Past Featured Authors

  • Maria Haskins
  • K.B. Carle
  • Jennifer Linnaea
  • Tessa Yang
  • Chris Panatier
  • Melissa Ostrom
  • Tara Campbell
  • Marie Vibbert
  • Gwen Kirby
  • William Squirrell
  • K.T. Bryski
  • Richard Bertram Peterson
  • Jasmine Sawers
  • Lucy Zhang
  • Melissa Scholes Young
  • John Wiswell
  • David Ebenbach
  • Liz Breazeale
  • Aimee Picchi
  • Yohanca Delgado
  • Laura Blackwell
  • K.C. Mead-Brewer
  • Liza Olson
  • Lauren Ring
  • Dr. Phoenix Alexander
  • Eugenia Triantafyllou
  • Isabel J. Kim
  • Jordan Taylor
  • Avra Margariti
  • Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
  • Jenny Rae Rappaport
  • C.L. Holland
  • Vanessa Fogg
  • Celeste Rita Baker
  • Katrina Smith
  • Ai Jiang
  • M.L. Krishnan
  • Sarah Pauling
  • Ra’Niqua Lee
  • Meg Elison
  • Mathew Olivas
  • Guan Un
  • Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki
  • Margaret Weng
  • Corey Farrenkopf

Past Special Topics

  • Speculative Memoir with stories by Sofia Samatar and Sim Kern
  • Trends in the Slush Pile with guest Tommy Dean of Uncharted Magazine
  • Metastellar & Long Lost Friends with Andrea Goyan and E.E. King
  • Little Red Riding Hood retellings
  • Aqueduct Press with Kath Wilhelm
  • Speculative Tropes
  • TL;DR Press with Sarah Hawthorne and Joe Butler
  • Cyberpunk & Post-cyberpunk
  • P.K. Dick short works
  • Ursula K. Le Guin’s influence on genre
  • N.K. Jemisin short stories
  • Metaphorosis with guest B. Morris Allen
  • Magical Realism – What it is, what it isn’t
  • Spec fic in history, with short stories by E.M. Forster and W.E.B. DuBois
  • Helen Oyeyemi career
  • Kelly Link voice and style