Stu West

Scottish, but in Canada.

LATEST NEWS: My short story The Scenarist is now available to read in Fireside Magazine.


My academic background is in biology. I worked for around a decade in UK biotechnology, moving from the lab to bioinformatics (scientific software development and data analysis). I have extensive experience in data management and data visualization using Python, Clojure, SQL and R, as well as regular expressions, git, bash and all the other various tools required to get the job done.

I also work as a writer. In the past, I have written horror comics for the US comic book industry and liner note essays for the UK music industry. In 2017, my first science fiction short story appeared in Fireside Magazine. I have another forthcoming in Uncanny.

A lifelong resident of Glasgow, Scotland, I moved to Ottawa in 2016 with my Canadian wife and our two cats.


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