Humphrey Price, Science Fiction Works

I am a space systems engineer at NASA JPL, writing science fiction in my spare time. My mission is to introduce interesting plausible ideas for space travel, aliens, and the future of the human race through highly realistic hard science fiction stories.

I have written two unpublished novels, two novellas, and a dozen or so short stories. Two additional novels have been planned out in detail and are in work, and there are ideas for others. The challenging part is getting them published in venues that have some level of readership. These are the stories that have been published so far or have been accepted for publication:

The High Card – Pseudo-western asteroid prospecting adventure with a shyster poker player who bets all his chips on a new discovery.

NewMyths issue #61, December 2022:

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The Creature from Another World – Was it just a meteor or was it something else? 1950s Sci Fi updated for the 21st century.

Alien Dimensions issue #25, October 2023:

Temple of the Inscriptions – A science fantasy novella about two college age friends in 1973 on a self tour of Mayan ruins who find themselves thrust into an adventure through time and history.

Bewildering Stories issue #3018, Apr. 1, 2024

Dressed to Kill – Could a trip to the virtual reality Sim World fulfill my dreams?

Sci-Fi Shorts, April 9, 2024

What Glitters Below – Two teenagers struggle with their relationship while trying to save the first town on the moon from financial ruin.

Space is the Place anthology, April 2024

The Prediction of a Horrific Crime – A desperate act of defiance in a potential dystopian near future.

Stupefying Stories, “Showcase” story for Feb. 24, 2024

Fragment 27 – (science fantasy) An eschatological tale of the end of the universe.

Sci Phi Journal issue #2023/1, March 2023:



The Trouble with Truffles – Microbial mats on Mars are the stuff dreams are made of.

Alien Dimensions issue #26, May 2024

The Perfect Heart – (science fantasy) A brazen approach is undertaken to obtain the perfect heart transplant for an ailing grandmother.

Sci Phi Journal, June 2024

Project Star Train Final Report – Humanity’s first interstellar probes to the Earthlike planet Proxima Centauri b return alarming results.

Interzone, upcoming issue in 2024

They Came From Interstellar Space – An object from interstellar space is discovered entering our solar system. Can it be captured? What is it? Are there more of them?

NewMyths, December 2024

The Invaders From Interstellar Space – Part 2 of “They Came From Interstellar Space”

NewMyths, December 2024

The Shadow of Death – An asteroid deflection mission to save the Earth goes horribly wrong.

Savage Planets, upcoming issue in 2024



Interview with online magazine

Video interview at Humans to Mars Summit 2022

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