You HumanI’m very excited to be a part of Dark Regions Press’ new science fiction anthology You, Human, which will be released on December 6th. The book includes my Lovecraftian science fiction story “Executive Functions” along with tales by Stephen King, Paul Michael Anderson, Laura Lee Bahr, Hal Bodner, Gary A. Braunbeck, Jason V Brock, Mort Castle, Richard Chizmar, Autumn Christian, Scott Edelman, Cody Goodfellow, Janet Harriett, Erik T. Johnson, Erinn Kemper, Marc Levinthal, John R. Little, Josh Malerman, Tom Monteleone, B.E. Scully, Marge Simon, John Skipp, Darren Speegle, and Dyer Wilk. George C. Cotronis created the striking cover art, and Luke Spooner and Orion Zangara provided the story illustrations. New York Times bestselling author F Paul Wilson writes on humanism in his introduction to the book.

Editor Michael Bailey writes: “This is the first science fiction anthology by Dark Regions Press in who knows how long. I pulled out all the tricks for this one as well, playing off Asimov’s I, Robot, but with a human twist, and three new Laws of Humanity.”

According to Bailey, the Three Laws of Humanity are:

  1. A human being may not injure another human being or, through inaction, allow another human being to come to harm.
  2. A human being must obey the orders given it by other human beings except where such orders would conflict with the first law.
  3. A human being must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the first or second laws.

As my story begins, my protagonist is in very clear violation of the First Law. I hope readers enjoy it and the other tales in the anthology.

About Lucy A. Snyder

Lucy A. Snyder is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the novels Spellbent, Shotgun Sorceress, Switchblade Goddess, and the collections Soft Apocalypses, Orchid Carousals, Sparks and Shadows, Chimeric Machines, and Installing Linux on a Dead Badger. Her latest books are Shooting Yourself in the Head For Fun and Profit: A Writer's Survival Guide and While the Black Stars Burn. Her writing has been translated into French, Russian, and Japanese editions and has appeared in publications such as Apex Magazine, Nightmare Magazine, Jamais Vu, Pseudopod, Strange Horizons, Weird Tales, Steampunk World, In the Court of the Yellow King, Qualia Nous, Chiral Mad 2, and Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 5. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband and occasional co-author Gary A. Braunbeck and is a mentor in Seton Hill University's MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction. You can learn more about her at and you can follow her on Twitter at @LucyASnyder.