Stories

Stories

Over the past decade, Igor has also written numerous short stories, in addition to full-length novel. On this page, you will find details, descriptions and links to his published portfolio, including several anthologies and standalone stories.

Just a Silly Robot

Just a Silly Robot, a sci-fi themed short story, has been published in Allegory ezine, a bi-annual online magazine of science fiction, fantasy and horror, Volume 32/59, Fall/Winter 2017.

Just a Silly Robot
Just a Silly Robot, published November 2017: The purpose of life is to be. To survive. On a space colonization mission to Epsilon Eridani, a robot faces the question of his existence – and that of his human comrades.

A Tale of Guns and Goats and Velvet Coats

This is a teaser story for the 2016 annual SFFWorld.com anthology – You are Here – Tales of Cartographic Wonders (see just below). It is available for free reading.

A Tale of Guns and Goats and Velvet Coats teaser
A Tale of Guns and Goats and Velvet Coats, published November 2016: A cryptic map takes a treasure hunting pair Margot and Gustave to a small island. The reality is not quite as picturesque as it appears. Their escapade will change the way you look at goats for the rest of your lives!

You Are Here – Tales of Cartographic Wonders

2016 (fifth) annual SFFWorld.com anthology.

You are Here teaser
You Are Here – Tales of Catrographic Wonders, released November 2016: What were once the priceless resources of a brave and lonely few as they set off into the unknown are now carried in the pockets of billions around the globe. But they were never merely lines on paper – while depicting our geography we infused them with our intelligence, our desires, our imagination, and our memories.

ECOTONES: Ecological Stories from the Border Between Fantasy and Science Fiction

2015 (fourth) annual SFFWorld.com anthology.

Ecotones teaser
Ecotones: Ecological Stories from the Border Between Fantasy and Science Fiction, published December 2015: ECOTONES is a pro-am anthology of speculative fiction featuring fourteen tales from best-sellers, award-winners and nominees, established talents and up-coming authors, the fourth annual anthology from SFFWorld.com. Ecotones exist wherever different ecosystems make contact.

What About My Humanity?

This short story has been published in Allegory ezine, a tri-annual online magazine of science fiction, fantasy & horror, Volume 28/55, Fall/Winter 2015. It’s free to read and enjoy.

Note: The story has gone offline on June 30, 2016, as the publication has released a new volume. The link below is to a web.archive.org version, and the story is available on Goodreads for free reading.

Allegory teaser
What About My Humanity, published November 2015: What About My Humanity? tells a story of one’s man coping with the terrible legacy of his life in a post-apocalyptic, Dystopian world, where big corporations preside over mankind, and where people are valued only by their usefulness as cheap labor. Kind of like today, is it not?

Wars to End All Wars

2014 (third) annual SFFWorld.com anthology.

Nominated for the 2014 Sidewise Awards for Alternate History!

Wars to End All Wars
Wars to End All Wars, published December 2014: 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1. Seven authors, including the award-winning Science Fiction and Fantasy author, Elizabeth Moon, commemorate that event by writing stories set during the great war, adding their own, sometimes speculative, interpretations and answering the question, “What if…?”

The End – Visions of Apocalypse

2012 (first) annual SFFWorld.com anthology.

The End Visions of Apocalypse
The End – Visions of Apocalypse, published December 2012: Snap! The world didn’t end on December 21st, 2012! Oh, well, look on the bright side: There’s plenty of time to read this excellent anthology of apocalyptic stories. This compilation brings together short stories by award-winning science fiction and fantasy authors Hugh Howey, Michael J. Sullivan and Tristis Ward, with fresh, new voices selected by their peers at SFFWorld.com – all brought to you in this first-of-its-kind anthology.

Other short stories

On Dedoimedo as well as Goodreads, Igor has a whole section of stories and writing snippets, mostly taken from earlier works, which never quite became fully featured books. Best part? Free, so you should definitely browse and read some. Who knows, you might actually like the stuff.

Dedoimedo writing

Goodreads writing