Joshua M. Young didn’t realize that the inclusion of his middle initial would be a never ending battle whose strategic value is questionable, even in a world saturated with Joshua Youngs. (Seriously. His undergrad diploma was mailed to another Joshua Young who had just enrolled.)

A lifelong nerd, Joshua has been reading science fiction since the first grade and writing it since the third. (Obviously, the early works are of questionable value to any but the most obsessive future scholars.) His first story was published in 2011 in the University of Akron’s literary journal, with his first real sale following later that year in Locothology. Joshua has since contributed twice to the Sci Phi Journal, and has since featured stories in God, Robot; Between the Wall and the Fire; the best-selling Forbidden Thoughts; and the forthcoming Tales of the Once and Future King. Do Buddhas Dream of Enlightened Sheep, a Buddhist-tinged cyberpunk space opera novel, will be forthcoming from Castalia House once he makes the editors happy.

Joshua graduated from Ashland Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in May of 2017. He lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife (the sweetest and most beautiful of all creatures), his son (As a shouty infant, Josh loves him and despairs), and a pair of rescue cats (the most neurotic and hilarious of all creatures). He will sing the praises of the Japanese scifi franchise Macross to anyone who has the misfortune to give him the most tangential of paths to the topic, and is currently engaged in a one-sided theological sci-fi arms race with John C. Wright. His works can be found on Amazon here.


  • “The Wrong Damn Thing to Say” in Rubbertop Review Volume 1
  • “Negev” in Locothology and Between the Wall and the Fire
  • “Domo” in Sci Phi Journal 1 and Mythic Orbits 2016
  • “God-Eaters” in Sci Phi Journal 5
  • “Felix Culpa” in God, Robot
  • “The Secret History of the World Gone By” in Forbidden Thoughts
  • “The Garden at the Beginning and End of All Things” in Tales of the Once and Future King (forthcoming)
  • Do Buddhas Dream of Enlightened Sheep (Forthcoming)