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.

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Short fiction

  • My short story The Bagel Shop Owner's Nephew was published in the August 2018 issue of Metaphorosis Magazine. It is available on their website, and as part of the wonderful Metaphorosis Best of 2018 anthology.

    Last night, Murray called with another bunch of prophecies, so Yonatan Kaplan hasn't slept yet. He stayed up preparing dossiers on some doomed socialites instead. Now it's a little after dawn, Friday morning, and he's standing in line outside Fox's Bagels with a thermos and a tote bag...

  • I'm working on the Floodlands Cycle, a fantasy short story cycle set in a world with curious hydrology. The first of these stories, A Brief Pause Between Floods, is available in the January 2020 issue of Swords and Sorcery Magazine.

    There are monks in the far west who you may have heard of, called Harvesters. They teach that every day changes your life forever. Of course, some days change it more than others; this is about one of those days. I was sixteen, a good age for it...

  • I'll have five short stories in the Reading 5X5 x2 anthology, which should come out this summer. Check back for updates!


  • Samwise the enormous cat
    I review books, blog about LGBT rights and online privacy, and post cute pictures of my cat Samwise at Balloon-Juice.
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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.