Author William LedbetterWilliam Ledbetter is a writer with more than thirty speculative fiction stories and non-fiction articles published in markets such as Jim Baen's Universe, Writers of the Future, Escape Pod, Ad Astra and He's been a space and technology geek since childhood and spent most of his non-writing career in the aerospace and defense industry. He administers the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award contest for Baen Books and the National Space Society, is a member of the National Space Society of North Texas, is the Science Track coordinator for the Fencon convention and is a consulting editor at Heroic Fantasy Quarterly. He lives near Dallas with his family and too many animals.


  • I sold my story "The Night With Stars" to Infinite Science Fiction. Not sure when it will be available.
  • My novelette, "Stealing Arturo", is now live and a free read at
  • My short story "That Other Sea" is now free to hear or read at Escape Pod in print and audio/podcast.
  • My non-fiction article "The Exoplanet Hunters" is available to read for free at the website.
  • I sold my story "Meat 2.0" to Stupefying Stories. Not sure when it will be available.

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