Happy birthday to the fantastic Josh Rountree

Photo by Leah Muse

Beginning with “Fool Tile” in Glyph #10 (2002), Josh Rountree quickly established a reputation for producing off beat literary stories with a genre bent. His over 60 stories have appeared in a wide variety of magazines and anthologies, including Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Realms of Fantasy, Bourbon Penn, Polyphony 6, PseudoPod, PodCastle, Daily Science Fiction, A Punk Rock Future, Rayguns over Texas, The Deadlands, Found, and The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, Vol. 5. Many of these shorties were collected in Can’t Buy Me Faded Love (2008), Fantastic Americana: Stories (2021), and the forthcoming Death Aesthetic.

Co-written with Lon Prather, Alamo Rising (2013) was his first endeavor into novel length fiction. His second, THE LEGEND OF CHARLIE FISH (2023) marked his solo novel debut and garnered abundant acclaim, making several best of the year lists.

Living somewhere in the untamed wilds of Texas with his wife and children, Rountree obsessively collects albums, roots for the World Champion Texas Rangers, and plays board games.

Everyone at Tachyon wishes the affable Josh a happy birthday. May the day be just as you always like it – full of music, games, and monster movies.