What is good in life? ROBOT DINOSAURS! I’m delighted to announce the official launch of a Kickstarter to fund a summer of robot dinosaur fiction by a fantastic line-up of authors and artists! So what is this project? Robot Dinosaur Fiction! is a virtual anthology: each Friday from May through August, 2018, a new flash… Read More ROBOT DINOSAURS! Kickstarter is live!
A short SF story about an artificial neural network who wants to be sure you are drinking enough water.… Read More it me, ur smol
Happy Holidays, all! I have a short film for you. CLICK from Merc Rustad on Vimeo. I made this short film in November 2013, and it was my first real film project—and I have now been able to finish the edits. People have been asking when it will be done for awhile. I made some… Read More CLICK (short film)
My short apocalyptic story about nanobots and dinosaurs at the end of the world is now online at Daily Science Fiction! Goodnight, Raptor I hope you enjoy!
First published in Scigentasy (2014). Reprinted in Cicada, The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015, GlitterShip, Great Jones Street, and Medium. Content Warnings: suicidal ideations, depression, slurs against queer people, emotional abuse. HOW TO BECOME A ROBOT IN 12 EASY STEPS by A. Merc Rustad How to tell your boyfriend you are… Read More How to Become a Robot in 12 Easy Steps
I’m delighted to introduce the cast of my short film CLICK! (Coming Spring 2014). CLICK is a modern upbeat relationship drama about a grieving man who finds the courage to reconnect with people with the help of a quirky, curious robot. From left to right: Anna Lewein as Olivia, Ernest Briggs as Decker, Michael Sung-Ho… Read More CLICK — a short film coming Spring 2014