Robin Sloan, a fiction writer

I’m the author of the nov­els Sourdough and Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, pub­lished by MCD×FSG in the United States, Tokyo Sogensha in Japan, and oth­ers around the world. I am also … 

The best thing to do here is sub­scribe to one of my newsletters.

My main newsletter is infre­quent and wide-ranging; I try to make it feel like a note from a friend. Announce­ments of new pub­li­ca­tions go here first, always.

I also send a lab newsletter about computing, mostly in a cre­ative context. It’s much more technical–you might say “deeper in the weeds”–than my main newsletter.

I’ve pub­lished a lot of mate­r­ial across a few dif­fer­ent inter­net eras. Here’s a direc­tory of what’s avail­able on this web­site and elsewhere.


Newsletter archives



Special projects

Short stories

Notable essays

The waybacklist

If you’re here because you are curi­ous about my writ­ing and/or thinking, I encourage you to start with my nov­els: they are me, in a seri­ous sense. Both are avail­able wher­ever books can be pur­chased or borrowed. The audio­book edi­tions are great, too.

Thanks for stopping by!