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:

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.

February 6, 2022. Freeze Frame Fiction. This is a story about a memory – a love letter, of sorts, to a son I hadn’t had yet – from a time when I was considering my mortality and all the might-have-beens while facing a dicey situation as a cub reporter in Jakarta.

April 22, 2022. The Dread Machine. This story presents a darker and more malevolent picture of AI. Bias hard-coded into the loss prevention AI of a human-less store prevents the egress of a customer who doesn’t fit into the usual customer demographic.

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 - 2021

December 10, 2021. Wyldblood Magazine. 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.

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.)

February 6, 2022. Freeze Frame Fiction. This is a story about a memory – a love letter, of sorts, to a son I hadn’t had yet – from a time when I was considering my mortality and all the might-have-beens while facing a dicey situation as a cub reporter in Jakarta.

April 22, 2022. The Dread Machine. This story presents a darker and more malevolent picture of AI. Bias hard-coded into the loss prevention AI of a human-less store prevents the egress of a customer who doesn’t fit into the usual customer demographic.

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.

COMING SOON

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.

Obsolescence Anthology. Busby is an obsolete repair droid looking for purpose in all the wrong places. Busby taps into an old movie for inspiration and develops an elegant plan to stay relevant, although he suspects it will take a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. Especially blood.

Analog Science Fiction and Fact. An unemployed marketer logs on to an all-knowing, quantum job-search platform using his girlfriend's credentials, and discovers he may need to break up with her so she can fulfill her destiny of saving humanity from the scourge of space piracy.

About

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.David now creates memoirs, thought leadership, and other ghostwriting projects for senior executives in analytics, artificial intelligence, and financial services.David's fiction has appeared in Little Blue Marble, The Dread Machine, and Wyldblood, and he has upcoming work in Analog.David resides with his family, two cats, and the world's finest puppy in New York’s Hudson River Valley.

Contact

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