Matthew Graybosch

writer by choice, techie by necessity


It’s been a bit of an adventure, publishing on the web at this site, but all things must eventually end. I’ve decided it’s no longer worthwhile to blog or publish fiction at this address or under the name I use in the “real world”. However, I remain reluctant to give up this domain, so you’ll have to make do with this home page.

Old versions of this website are archived on the Wayback Machine.

About Me

I’m a science fantasy author and a full-stack thaumaturge. My novels include Without Bloodshed and Silent Clarion. I build web and cloud applications at my day job. I run BSD on my personal computers. Heavy metal saved my life.

My Fiction

I write fiction as an escape from my day job and a way to keep a sense of balance between the techical/analytic/logical and the artistic aspects of my life. It was also less likely to annoy the neighbors than trying to compose rock operas in an apartment. Most of my fiction is part of my Starbreaker saga, a collection of scifi/heavy metal pastiches.

Title Length Date Notes
Starbreaker novel 2009-05-19 (trunk)
Steadfast novelette 2012-11-22
“The Milgram Battery” short 2013-10-07 appeared in Curiosity Quills: Primetime
“Tattoo Vampire” short 2013-11-05
Without Bloodshed novel 2013-11-17 (out of print)
“The Holiday Rush” short 2014-12-24
“Limited Liability” short 2015-01-01 appeared in Curiosity Quills: Chronology
Silent Clarion novel 2016-10-17 (out of print)
“Thirteen Cuts” short 2018-09-30
When You Don’t See Me novel 2020-12-17 (stalled)
characters from Matthew’s Starbreaker saga. Art commissioned from Harvey Bunda
artwork by Harvey Bunda commissioned by the author

My Résumé

This is the short version. I’ve omitted the name of my current employer for discretion’s sake.

Company Tenure
a large US consultancy firm 2015-present
TEKsystems 2011-2015
Computer Aid, Inc. 2010-2011
Conduit Internet Technologies 2009-2010
Quality Data Service, Inc. 2000-2009

Note to tech recruiters: I’m not looking for work. Please don’t contact me.

Other Sites

I still have accounts here, too.

Contact Info

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Where Next?

I haven’t dropped off the net entirely. You can find me at