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, and Found. A handful of these have received honorable mentions in The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror and The Year’s Best Science Fiction. Many of these shorties were collected in Can’t Buy Me Faded Love (2008) and Fantastic Americana: Stories (2021).

The Legend of Charlie Fish
Cover by John Coulthart

Co-written with Lon Prather, Alamo Rising (2013) was his first endeavor into novel length fiction. His second, THE LEGEND OF CHARLIE FISH marks his solo novel debut. The book, already garnering acclaim from the likes of Joe R. Lansdale, Brian Keene, A. C. Wise, Andy Davidson, Nancy A. Collins, and others, premieres in July from Tachyon Publications.

Living somewhere in the untamed wilds of Texas with his wife and children, Rountree obsessively collects albums, roots for the 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.