David Lee Zweifler
David writes science fiction and science fact.
Awards Eligibility - 2022
Please consider the following eligible works for whatever award(s) you might be voting on:
October 5, 2022. The Dread Machine. A disease that only affects the elderly turns its victims into dangerous, hateful monsters. A reluctant caretaker for his afflicted father needs to decide whether it’s making his dad into a better, more accepting person, or if his father’s disease is turning him into a monster as well.
Published Stories - 2022
January 10, 2022. Little Blue Marble. My first pro-sale, this cli-fi story shows how multi-billionaires have the power to put themselves in charge of critical activities that they are not suited for, temperamentally or intellectually. (Included in the Little Blue Marble 2022: Warmer Worlds anthology. (Available on Amazon or Kindle.)
October 5, 2022. The Dread Machine. A fatal type of dementia affecting the elderly makes its victims abnormally strong and aggressive, then turns their personalities upside down. When a reluctant caregiver sees how the disease is changing his bigoted father, saying goodbye proves to be much more difficult and dangerous than expected.
Published Stories - 2023
Apri 6, 2023. Paramnesia anthology. Viola Securus. An elegant name for a musical instrument, perhaps, or a Greek poet, or a wine. But not for what’s happening to everyone now. It was just yesterday that we saw the squirrels running in circles. Not, big, lazy, squirrels-playing-in-the-grass circles, but tight, crazy pinwheels on the ground, on the sidewalk... everywhere.
May 24, 2023. Metastellar. Neither a benevolent helpmate nor a merciless destroyer, the needs of sentient AI can run parallel, or counter, to humanity’s. Case in point: A sentient golf ball that likes to be hit and is willing to do what it must to ensure it is on the receiving end of long drives. (Originally published at Wyldblood Magazine 12/10/21.)
David Lee Zweifler spent decades writing non-fiction in jobs that took him around the world, including long stints in Jakarta, Hong Kong, and New York City. David worked for companies like Bear Stearns, Bloomberg, Burson-Marsteller, and Finastra.During the day, David creates memoirs, thought leadership, and other ghostwriting projects for senior executives in analytics, artificial intelligence, financial technology, private equity, and semiconductor manufacturing.By night, he writes fiction, currying favor with the robot overlords. He has upcoming work in Analog and Nature Futures. His many published works can be viewed here.David resides with his family, two cats, and the world's finest puppy in New York’s Hudson River Valley.Learn more about David in this interview