Rachel Rodman

Other Publications



Six Very Short Stories ("When Nietzsche Met Quantum Physics Met Galileo," "Grandchild,"
"In Enthusiastic Answer to a Question that No One Was Asking," "Perhaps I cannot hold a
candle to you. But I can set you on fire," "Roaches. And Hedgehogs", and "...Just Start
Salivating"). The Cafe Irreal, 75 (2020).



Schrödinger’s Fever. Why Vandalism? (2020).



Six Nights, Six Monsters. Daily Science Fiction, 7/9. (2020)




The Agnostic Gospels: Variations on a Theme. Sein und Werden: Le Retour (2020).



Three Pieces ("That's Why" (with Ellen Saunders), "Everyone," and "Red Christmas"). 
     New Reader Magazine, 3 (10): 64-5 (2020).




Different Boxes. Mithila Review 14 (2020).




The Velveteen Kitten. Dreams and Nightmares, 115 (2020).



Two Poems ("What It's All About" and "Darkness"). Illumen, Winter 2020.




The Evolutionary Alice. Analog, January/February 2020.



Frosty: A Man for All Seasons. Eastern Iowa Review, December Fiction (2019).



Russian Doll. The Weird and Whatnot: November 16 (2019).



Rock, Paper, Scissors. Trembling with Fear, 9/1 (2019).




LUCA the Pooh. Free Lit Magazine. The Humanity Issue, 5 (4) (2019).




The Anatomy of a Dream. E·ratio, 28 (2019).




The Complete Plays of Shakespeare, Condensed. Fleas on the Dog, 3 (2019).




The Withholding. The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts (2019).




Good, Better, Best. Zooscape, 3 (2019).




Our Entire Relationship is Ironic. Manqué (2019).




The Greatest. Dreams and Nightmares, 112 (2019).




The Wizard of Zo. Asymmetry (2019).



Holy Moly (A Recipe). Bending Genres, 8 (2019).




Once Upon an Armageddon. Kaleidotrope, Spring Issue (2019).




The Quantum Womb. Daily Science Fiction, 1/3 (2019).




A Dream of Rome. The Ultra-Short: Fourteenth Annual Competition. (The Primavera Press, 2018.)
     (Honorable Mention)




So-to-Speak, So-to-Eat: 11 Recipes. ZiN Daily (2018).




How to Build a Pig-Duck: The Do-It-Yourselfer’s Guide to Hybrids, Chimeras, and Synthetic Biology. (Introduction and Table of Contents to a Manuscript in Progress). Mad Scientist Journal, Autumn 2018.




Three Recipes ("Wakey, Wakey," "Modern Art Pasta," and "By Bread Alone").
     New Reader Magazine, 1 (3): 150-1 (2018).




Comestibly Ever After. Bewildering Stories, 778 (2018).
     (Also appears in Bewildering Stories' Third Quarterly Review, 2018.)




A Recipe for Sunscreen. Gathering Storm Magazine, 9 (2018).



A Son. Apparition Literary Magazine (2018).
         (Winner, August 2018 Flash Fiction Contest. Theme: Parasites.)



Phylogenetic Arts and Crafts. Awkward Botany (2018).



Phylogenetic Finger Puppets. Mad Art Lab (2018).




Drinking Games. CafeLit (2018).




Dorothy IIZetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry (2018).



Devouring the Classics: 10 Recipes. Galileo's Theme Park (Third Flatiron, 2018).




Two Recipes ("Fruit Punch" and "Mock Turtle Soup"). The Los Angeles Revies of Los Angeles, 13 (2018).




The Cat That Wasn't. A copying error changes the meaning of Hamlet. Shakespeare Geek (2018).




Alternative Histories. Expanded Horizons (2018).




Phylogenetic Tree of the Official Birds of the U.S. Ornithology: The Science of Birds (2018).



Happy Birthday, Darwin! And Please Enjoy a Slice of Phylogenetic Fruit Cake.
Nothing in Biology (2018).



Charles Darwin and the Phylogeny of State Flowers and State Trees. Awkward Botany (2018).



Darwin Turns 209 Next Week. And Here’s the Perfect Playlist to Help Us All Celebrate.
Nothing in Biology (2018).



The Gingerbread Pox. Fireside Fiction (2017).




"From the Gonads of Giants": Breeding Notes, Aimed at an Alternative History of Inheritance. LabLit, 930 (2017).



Seven Choices. The Future Fire, 40 (2017).




A (Condensed) Dictionary of Mythological Characters. The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts (2017).



Four Christmas Miracles. Grievous Angel, Seasonal Fiction (2016).




Dorothy. Daily Science Fiction, 5/30 (2016).




His Name-O. On the Premises, 27 (2016).
     (Third Place, Spring 2016 Contest. Premise: Changes.)




10 Strange Hybrids that Were Never Born. Listverse (2016).



10 Human Diseases that We've Given to Mice. Listverse (2016).



10 Disturbing Stories of Interspecies Sex. Listverse (2016).



10 Experiments that Mashed Cats and Mice Together. Listverse (2015).



10 Hard-Core Hybrids Formed by Sex Among Three Species
. Listverse (2015).



10 Weird Experiments Using Animal Sperm
. Listverse (2015).



A Map of the Sky. Sein und Werden: Mappa Mundi (2015).



10 Weird Experiments Using Animal Embryos. Listverse (2015).



"To Travel Forth So Far": Shakespeare Exported to New Stages. LabLit, 864 (2015).




A Partridge in a Pear Tree. Sein und Werden: The Restless Consumer (2015).



Now We Are Ten. Sein und Werden: Now We Are 10 (2014).




The Third Wife of Jonah. Gone Lawn, 16 (2014).




Jack and Henry: A Shakespearean Chimera. Sein und Werden: Theatrum Diabolorum (2014).




ATTENTION TAPEWORMS! You are pigs. Nothing but statuesque pigs. You think
you're Tibetan, but you're not. Sein und Werden: Randomly-Generated Surrealism (2014).
      (Nominated for a Pushcart Prize)




The Art of Surgery: Experiments in Parabiosis, using 2-Dimensional Animals. LabLit, 820 (2014).



The Discovery of Threonine. Sein und Werden: Oulipo (2014).




The Phylonauts. Sein und Werden: Auto de Fe (2013).




Surrealism and the Organism: Notes on Benjamin Péret's Natural History. LabLit, 795 (2013).



Philanderer. Sein und Werden: Not Quite Human (2013).
     (Nominated for a Pushcart Prize)




From Many Pieces. Sein und Werden: Exquisite Corpse (2013).




Biology through Shakespeare. Outline and Lecture Abstracts for a Cross-Disciplinary Course (2012).



Unnatural Diets: Composing Fiction in Synthetic Media
. LabLit, 713 (2012).



Experimental Breeds: Bears, Clothed in Rumpled Hoods, Pipe “Rapunzel” to the
Sleeping Pigs. PANK, 6.17 (2011).




STRC and CATSPER2. The Human Genre Project, 15 (2011).



Rb1. The Human Genre Project, 13 (2011).



Alcohol Dehydrogenase. The Human Genre Project, 4 (2011).



Text as Genome: The New Literary Geneticists. LabLit, 679 (2011).



Using Near-Isogenic Lines to Dissect the Flowering Behavior of a Natural Accession of  Arabidopsis thaliana. PhD Thesis, Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2009).