Short Story: “A Smell of Jet Fuel”


My story “A Smell of Jet Fuel” is out in Lightspeed Magazine #134!

Future time travel tourists visit the World Trade Center to observe the Sept. 11 attacks, but for Brad the tour guide not everything goes as planned. This story is an homage to Ray Bradbury’s classic “A Sound of Thunder,” about time travelers who hunt dinosaurs in the Jurassic. I talk more about this inspiration (and 9/11) in this interview. If you happen to nominate for the Hugo or Nebula awards, I’d be obliged if you considered this story come awards season and/or gave it an upvote on the Nebula Reading List.