Eric James Stone

A Nebula Award winner, Hugo Award nominee, and winner in the Writers of the Future Contest, Eric James Stone has had stories published in Year’s Best SF 15AnalogNature, and Kevin J. Anderson’s Blood Liteanthologies, among other venues. His debut novel, a science fiction thriller titled Unforgettable, was published by Baen in January 2016.

One of Eric’s earliest memories is of seeing an Apollo moon-shot launch on television. That might explain his fascination with space travel. His father’s collection of old science fiction ensured that Eric grew up on a full diet of Asimov, Heinlein and Clarke.

While getting his political science degree at Brigham Young University, Eric took creative writing classes. He wrote several short stories, and even submitted one for publication, but after it was rejected he gave up on creative writing for a decade.

During those years Eric graduated from Baylor Law School, worked on a congressional campaign, and took a job in Washington, DC, with one of those special interest groups politicians always complain that other politicians are influenced by. He quit the political scene in 1999 to work as a web developer in Utah.

In 2002 he started writing fiction again, and in 2003 he attended Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp. In 2007 Eric got laid off from his day job just in time to go to the Odyssey Writing Workshop.  He has since found a new web development job.

Eric is married to Darci Stone, who is also an award-winning author, in addition to being a high school physics teacher, a developer of educational software, and an awesome mother to their children. They live in Utah.

Find Eric on his website, or follow him on Twitter @EricJamesStone.


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“Most of the book’s fun is in watching Nat figure out how to use his “talent”—how, for example, did he get the CIA to notice him in the first place? He’s an ingenious and sympathetic hero who earns readers’ goodwill and expectations for a strong ongoing series.”

Publishers Weekly

“UNFORGETTABLE is a quick, delightful read with well-considered plotting and a protagonist who won’t be forgotten [...] A fantastic debut novel.”

Shelf Awareness

“If you like near-future spy thrillers with believable characters, this is a good place to start. I recommend this book.”

MySF Reviews

“UNFORGETTABLE gets top marks. It’s great science fiction candy.”

Best Science Fiction Books

“Stone takes an intriguing concept and creates a fun, fast-paced thriller.”

Fresh Fiction

Awards & Accolades



Weekly Press: “Science Fiction for January 2016”