Alexander Jablokov


I'm a writer, mostly of science fiction, with a new novel, Brain Thief.

The name is pronounced Yablokov, and the legal name is Jablokow.  My best friends can't spell or pronounce it, so you shouldn't worry about it either.

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Write me at alexjablokow [at]

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"How Sere Picked Up Her Laundry", Asimov's Science Fiction July/August 2017(out now)

"The Forgotten Taste of Honey", Asimov's Science Fiction, October/November 2016

"The Return of Black Murray", Asimov's Science Fiction, April/May 2016

"The Instructive Tale of the Archeologist and His Wife", Asimov's Science Fiction, July 2014

"Bad Day on Boscobel", The Other Half of the Sky.

"Feral Moon", novella, Asimov's Science Fiction, March 2013

"Since You Seem to Need a Certain Amount of Guidance", Daily Science Fiction, November 6, 2012

"The Comfort of Strangers", short story, Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, January/February 2012

"Blind Cat Dance" reprinted in Gardner Dozois's Best Science Fiction of the Year 28

"The Day the Wires Came Down", novelette, Asimov's Science Fiction, April/May 2011

"Plinth Without Figure", short story, Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, November/December 2010

"Warning Label", short story, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine August 2010

"Blind Cat Dance", short story, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine March 2010

Brain Thief, a novel, Tor Books, January 2010


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Off to Rome

It's been a busy and stressful couple of weeks, but now I get to take a week off.

Well, not off. I'm taking my wife and children to Rome next week. So it probably won't be relaxing, wrangling everyone, trying to explain the difference between Diocletian and Domitian, and Borromini and Bernini, convincing them that going to the ruins of Ostia is interesting, making walk too much. Our vacations together typically involve a cabin in the Adirondacks.

I've never been to Rome. Maybe it will shake something loose.  Life has been too much on top of me lately.  We can talk when I get back.

Reader Comments (1)

Never been to Rome? Even with family, you should enjoy yourself! Great food and I found myself going to the Vatican three days in a row. The Sistine Chapel ceiling alone is like the power of human thought reified and in technicolor.

February 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMark Pontin

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