Wednesday, March 25, 2020

A Kaiju Story in Nature Magazine?

Call this one a career goal! I've got a brand new story for you about giant monsters published by Nature.

The Nature Futures program, which runs Science Fiction stories in the otherwise Non-Fiction Science publication, does amazing work. This is my second story with them, and I'm tremendously proud of it. It is both a kaiju story and a rare piece of Hard SciFi from me. I researched radiation technology and animal behavior extensively for how someone might try to treat these things if they existed.

The result is "Tucking In the Nuclear Egg," a story about how to care for kaiju eggs that otherwise will irradiate your continent. You can read it for free by clicking here.

The reception has been wonderfully warm so far. Please let me know what you think!


  1. That's awesome! I'm all for giant monsters.

    1. Just finished reading. Dangerous proposition, letting that egg mature. Hoping for Mothra? Well done, John.

  2. Oh John.
    This moves me. How I wish that our cultures were capable of such a response. Sadly I fear the nuke anything different attitude would/will prevail.
    Are you planning on continuing this story? I hope so. I really hope so.

    1. I'm so glad it landed for you, EC. I'd love to write more in this world - particularly about the future of the egg. Perhaps I can expand it someday.


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