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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It *is* Richard III

A couple of months ago, I wrote that they seemed to have found Richard III's body under a parking lot in Leicester.

Well, now it's official.  It's him. Odd to think that he was only 33 when he died.  Olivier played him at 48, McKellen at 55. Time to have him played by a younger actor--though who would have the heft?

This will give some impetus to the rerelease of Olivier's Technicolor drag-king fever dream Richard III, which I remember being fascinated by on late-night TV when I was in high school. "Hey, I actually like this," I remember thinking. "Maybe I am an intellectual after all."


Reader Comments (4)

Heath Ledger could have done it, having already done a credible Petruchio in "10 Things I Hate About You" at age 20. Not to be, though.

February 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjlredford


Is the Bad Day on Boscobel set in the Boscobel of 'Carve the Sky'?

February 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJames Bodi

Yes, that is the same Boscobel.

February 12, 2013 | Registered CommenterAlexander Jablokov

Sweet! Now I just have to figure out how to get The Other Half of the Sky in Bermuda ...

February 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJames Bodi

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