Barton Aikman is a graduate of the 2019 Clarion Writers’ Workshop and a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He earned his MFA from California Institute of the Arts and in 2020 was a semifinalist for the Kurt Vonnegut Fiction Prize. His work has appeard in Apex Magazine, Augur, Southwest Review, and other venues. He lives and writes in Los Angeles. You can find him on Twitter @BartonAikman.