Josh Roseman
(not the trombonist; the other one)

Welcome to the official website for Josh Roseman, fiction writer and voice artist. You may have seen my writing in Asimov's, or heard my voice on Escape Pod and StarShipSofa. I'm also a web developer, a father, and a human being. I have a full bio here, and a full listing of my published works here. Please feel free to add me to your RSS reader, or to whatever social network you prefer. You can e-mail me if you want me to write or voice something for you. Thanks for visiting.

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I’m writing this column at the same time as the missing Malaysian Airlines flight news coverage fiasco is going on. Not to belittle the tragedy that is the (probable) death of hundreds of people, but I kind of think that we brought this on ourselves.

Or, more precisely, about 34 years ago, Ted Turner brought this down onto us by being behind the creation of CNN.

You might think kids aren’t so great at tabletop games. Maybe they just have a strategy all their own. Read.

When I was younger, I remember people saying that Tetris was just an attempt for Russia to take over the US, and to someone born near the end of the Cold War, the quasi-joke made perfect sense. It makes even more sense now, because… well… how much time have you wasted on one of these games?
My latest “Six of the Best” column is about casual gaming. Read.
Now, I’m not going to spend a bunch of time reminding you to bring underpants and comfortable shoes, but here’s six of the best things you can put in your con bag — by which I mean the bag you carry with you as you meander through the con.
My latest Nerdery Public column is SIX OF THE BEST… things to put in your con bag.
There’s a very high level of trust that goes with letting your social groups collide, especially in the internet age, especially when real names are involved, and especially when people in one social group value their privacy (for whatever reason). The gatekeeper of the social group that uses real names — in this case, the gaming club — has a lot of power.
From my most recent Nerdery Public article: When Social Groups Collide: Trust, Relationships, and Real Names.
As I got older (and became a parent), I realized that just bringing a bunch of CDs and tapes wouldn’t be enough for most long car trips. Sometimes, with nothing but the open road ahead and behind you, you need a little more. So here are six of the best things to bring on a long car trip.
My latest Nerdery Public column is SIX OF THE BEST… things to bring on a long car trip.
I started reaching out, into the only place where I felt truly safe. The internet. Or, more precisely, the parts of the internet where the people I know generally don’t go.
My latest Nerdery Public article is about — and called — Finding Happiness via HTTPS.
There are those of us who may not have ever flown anywhere — or who have people in our lives who have never flown before.
My latest Six of the Best column is about air travel for noobs. Read it on Nerdery Public.
I like Buffy. I like fanfic. Go ahead and laugh; I don’t care.
Here’s my latest Nerdery Public column: SIX OF THE BEST… Buffy crossover fanfics

My latest Six of the Best column for Nerdery Republic is about Mike Doughty. Read it here.

I won’t lie — while I’m certainly impressed with brentalfloss’s musical and writing talent, I didn’t love his second album, Bits of Me, as much as I’d hoped to. Whatever came after that was going to impress me, but I wasn’t expecting something on the level of his first album, What If This CD… Had Lyrics?. Flossophy delivers on almost every level: musically, lyrically, and humorously. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves video games, funny music, and, yes, the occasional fart joke.
You are getting paid a good salary to do this job. Have a little pride in your work and spell-check. Do you realize how stupid we all look when you can’t spell “vandalized” or put a space between “in” and “front”?

I work in a 27-story office building with ten elevators. We share them quite a lot, and the fact that we have so many usually means that there’s plenty of room. My old job, though, only had three (and only two worked most of the time), and they were always crowded.

And it seemed like a lot of folks didn’t know the right way to behave on an elevator.

Let me help.

My latest column for Nerdery Public revisits lessons learned while I was at summer camp. Read.

Here’s my latest issue of “Six of the Best” on Nerdery Public.