Adam Rakunas – Wrytor – Making Digital Compost Since 1996

Who? Me!

Whose fault is this?


Hi, I’m Adam Rakunas. I’ve been writing stuff since 1996 and getting paid for it since 2008. It took a while to get from there to here, but the trip’s been worth it. Along the way, I’ve worked as a video game engineer, a fast-food cashier, an IT consultant, a theater usher, a virtual world developer (remember that? I hope you don’t, because that was, frankly, a weird and embarrassing time), a triathlon race director, a parking lot attendant, and a political engineer. Now I’m a stay-at-home parent. I like this job the best.

When the kid’s at school, I write science fiction and fantasy. You can read some of it here. My debut novel, Windswept, was nominated for the 2016 Philip K. Dick Award, so I got that going for me. I’m represented by Sam Morgan at Foundry Literary + Media.



Up in the sky! Down on the ground! Here in the paper!

Well, it’s gonna be a busy week. Got a school function, gotta pack for ConFusion, gotta WAIT IS THAT ME IN THE STRANGER?

2016: A Year-End Wrap-Up

I’m a lazy person, which is why I was just going to post that gif of a dumpster fire and call it a day. Since I can’t figure out how to make a gif work as the featured picture, I’ll have to write. Stupid laziness.

A quick word about voting

In 2014, I volunteered for a friend’s city council campaign. What started as a simple request to help him and his manager understand the software they were using to keep track of voters turned into a full-time job that consumed my summer and autumn. It was exhausting and exasperating, but, […]