Martin L. Shoemaker is a programmer who writes on the side… or maybe it’s the other way around. Programming pays the bills, but a second place story in the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story contest earned him lunch with Buzz Aldrin. Programming never did that!
Martin hasn’t stopped writing (or programming) since. His novella “Murder on the Aldrin Express” was reprinted in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection and in Year’s Top Short SF Novels 4. His work has appeared in Analog, Galaxy’s Edge, Digital Science Fiction, Forever Magazine, Writers of the Future 31, Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF 4, and select service garages worldwide. He received the Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award for his Clarkesworld story “Today I Am Paul”, which also was nominated for a Nebula award and appeared in four year’s best anthologies and eight international editions. The story continues in Today I Am Carey, published by Baen Books in March 2019. Another novel, The Last Dance, will be published by 47North in Fall 2019.
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Martin-L.-Shoemaker/e/B001K895W0