J. Tynan Burke

Hi there!

Welcome to my spartan corner of the web. I'm a software engineer and writer living in New York City. You can reach me at tynanburke -at- gmail.


Reading 5X5 x2: Duets

Out now from Verdage Press! I have five stories in this wonderful collection. To the blurb:

How do authors' voices change when they collaborate?

A round-robin of great science fiction and fantasy stories: five authors each collaborating with each of the others and writing solo. Epic duels both human and divine, alien spaceships, a train full of sacrifices barreling straight toward a god’s seat of power, and much, much more.

This one was a lot of fun, and includes my favorite story to date, Sudden Oak Death. You really ought to check it out.

Other short fiction


  • Samwise the enormous cat
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Software engineering

I work up and down the stack, generally from the web server on back. These days I'm mostly working with TypeScript and Ruby applications, served via Google Cloud Platform. During downtime I enjoy producing better tooling, improving CI setups, and keeping up with emerging tech.

I'm on GitHub as thearchduke, and here's my LinkedIn profile.