David Barr Kirtley is the host of the Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast on Wired.com. His short fiction appears in magazines such as
Realms of Fantasy, Weird Tales, Lightspeed, and Intergalactic Medicine Show,
on podcasts such as Escape Pod and
Pseudopod, and in books such as The Living Dead, New Cthulhu, The Way of the Wizard, and The Dragon Done It.
His story "Save Me Plz" was picked by editor Rich Horton for the 2008 edition of the anthology series Fantasy: The Best of the Year.
He is the son of Buckley prize-winning physicist John R. Kirtley. David grew up in Katonah, New York and majored in Government at Colby College. He holds an MPW (MFA) degree in screenwriting and fiction from the University of Southern California, and has appeared the past ten summers as a staff instructor at the
Alpha Workshop for Young Writers.
He lives in New York.