This is the website of Robert E. Harpold. He writes science fiction and fantasy. You can get more details by clicking the buttons in the menu. You can follow him on Instagram.



When the Gods Are Away is available for pre-order! It is scheduled to come out from Dark Matter INK on May 7.


Amanda Fox’s article about self-doubt as a writer came out!


No Hugs for Holographic Fathers is out in DreamForge Anvil 13. It is currently online and will come out in print later this year. DreamForge is the first magazine to publish multiple stories of mine! In the story, a father on Mars tries to stay connected with his family on Earth.


Grit and Culling on Triton is out in Dark Matter 016. Kemma struggles to survive on Triton and comes home one day to find her only luxury, her tomatoes, have all been eaten.


Big news! Dark Matter Ink bought my first novel, When the Gods Are Away. It is scheduled for release in 2024 May.


My presentation to Parsec, Pittsburgh’s science-fiction organization, is on YouTube now. It’s about the Artemis I mission.


DreamForge’s Kickstarter for Year 5 went live.


My sister, Amanda Fox, had her story published on spillwords!


My twitter account has closed, but I am now on Instagram!


DreamForge image courtesy of DreamForge Magazine. Cover illustration by Frank Schurter.

Novel cover illustration by Amanda Fox.

Congratulations! Amanda Fox has received this site’s Web Developer of the Year Award! The WDOTYA is a prestigious award stretching all the way back to 2022. Congrats to our latest winner!