Short Stories

December’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Quick Fix,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

The latest episode of the Listen To The Signal podcast is up! December’s original audio sci-fi short story is “Quick Fix,” the tale of two routine, simultaneous repairs aboard a starship that go haywire — leading to the question, “what is real?” This story was originally the pilot for a new low-budget sci-fi TV series called Quick Fix – sort of a mashup of Quantum Leap, Star Trek, and little bit of Where the Hell is Tesla? thrown in. But the TV script is in a temporary limbo right now, so I figured I’d turn it into a short story. If you like it, let me know if this is a story you’d like to see with more episodes!

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Coming Soon: Alphabert! An A-B-C Bedtime Adventure

Me and my brother Dave have teamed up again – this time with our very first children’s book! Alphabert! An A-B-C Bedtime Adventure is the story of Albert, a kid – like all kids – who just doesn’t want to go to bed. Using the alphabet and his vivid imagination, Albert embarks on various adventures, …

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Introducing Rob Dircks new podcast, Listen to the Signal

As you might know, I’m totally into the book thing, and the audiobook thing, and science fiction. So an idea struck me, a way to combine all these things I dig and share them with folks for free. (And yeah, let’s tell it like it is, hopefully eventually sell a few …

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Join Rob Dircks for Indie Author Day 2016 at the NY Public Library!

Indie Author Day 2016  Hosted by the New York Public Library Saturday, October 8, 2016  •  10:30 AM – 4:30 PM Grand Central Library  •  135 East 46th Street, NYC (location/directions) How can you become an Indie author? And why would you want to be? What are the pros and cons? …

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Amazon Kindle Countdown Deal: The Wrong Unit at 99¢

This week only, get Rob Dircks’ new sci-fi novel, The Wrong Unit, for just 99¢. It’s a future sci-fi odyssey of a “unit” with a problem: how to deliver his package, out in the middle of nowhere, with nothing to guide him. Oh, and with the fate of humanity hanging …

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The Wrong Unit: A Novel – Now Available!

About the Book I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE HUMANS ARE SO CRANKY ABOUT. Their enclosures are large, they ingest over a thousand calories per day, and they’re allowed to mate. Plus, they have me. An Autonomous Servile Unit, housed in a mobile/bipedal chassis. I do my job well: keep the …

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Bleeping Motherhood’s Would You Rather? Available Now!

Bleeping Motherhood’s Would You Rather? takes you on a journey of hilarious questions and choices (some based on real life experiences – but we won’t tell which ones). New and expecting mommas as well as the seasoned professional mom will love this exploration of doing one insane thing over another. Even if …

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Short Stories

Today I Invented Time Travel.

Before the short story, I have to give you the setup: I was so excited to be invited to the Queens Library Sci-Fi/Fantasy Author’s Evening (reading from my novel Where the Hell is Tesla?) that I decided to write a short story just for the night. Maybe a time travel …

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10,000 Copies of My Book Sold in One Year. How the Heck Did That Happen?

A year ago, I published my first science fiction novel, Where the Hell is Tesla? I had the high hopes of selling a thousand copies, though I secretly wondered if I’d ever get past a few hundred. And today, I stand at 10,000 copies sold in the first year. Depending on your measure, that’s …

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Queens Library Presents… An Amazing Evening with Sci Fi/Fantasy Authors • March 8, 2016

Join us and meet some of NYC’s most creative and imaginative writers — Goldfinch Publishing’s own Rob Dircks, Ilana C. Myer and Alex Shvartsman. This evening will start with readings from the three amazing sci-fi authors. Following the readings will be a Q&A with the audience and finally a lively discission on a variety of topics …

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