Allen Shoff

Contemplative Science Fiction Author

Welcome to the online home of Allen Shoff, contemplative science fiction author. Here you can read some of his newest microfiction; his musings about science, faith, and worldbuilding; and get the first word on exciting news, upcoming events, and future projects. Read his blog or check out his newest story by clicking on the links or on the menu items above. Comments and questions are appreciated, and if you have a topic you’d like to see covered on the blog, feel free to contact him.

Newest Posts

New author photo

In which I am photographed.

Long time, no blog

It has been quite some time since my last post on this blog.

Cost reduction for paperback version of "Fire"!

I’ve switched on-demand printing providers.

"The Tariff" published in Deep Magic!

I am thrilled to say that my first published short story hit the shelves today!

Interviewed by "Catholic Idaho"!

I had the exciting opportunity to be interviewed on Boise’s listener-supported Catholic radio station.

Newest Stories

Eight Zeroes

Lesson one: a castle is only as strong as its gates.

Fluke’s Fresh Freefall Fish

I have the worst job in the worlds.

The Loneliest Race

It is not good that I am alone; I shall find another I, for there must be another.


On the 299th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Edward Gibson found himself troubled by a remarkable case of déjà vu.

The Siren’s Song

It was not the first time the boy heard an Orphean dirge.