Last year I had the distinct honor to have my first fiction published by Catherynne M. Valente at Apex Magazine. Cat had an amazing year individually and Apex was Hugo-nominated.

I am deeply proud to have been a tiny part of a great year for the zine and a part of this great volume.  Pre-order now available with free shipping.

Baby is healthy. Move is (mostly) complete. Job is (barely) settled. Many new works in the pipeline. So here’s to looking forward, and celebrating great company.


Apex Magazine has made my story available gratis, so if you’re interested, check it out!

The story was introduced this way:  Jeremy R. Butler channels the adventure and dangers of deep space mining with his “Recipe Collecting in the Asteroid Belt.” 

Insatiable reader Lois Tilton reviewed it over at Locus Online, describing the theme as “be careful what you wish for” and the content as “depressing humor.”  I tend agree with both comments.

This story grew from an idea of an astronaut in deep space, so deprived of sensory experience that he decompressed just to feel the wind. I’m pleased by the outcome, and even happier that Cat, Jason and the Apex slush readers liked it too.  Enjoy!

Recipe Collecting in the Asteroid Belt


I’m pleased (ecstatic really) to announce that one of my stories is being published in this month’s edition of Apex Magazine.  The story is entitled Recipe Collecting in the Asteroid Belt, and I’m extremely proud to have it published in such a premier publication.  

Please enjoy! It’s available for Kindle/Nook/pdf.

Apex Magazine May 2011 – (Issue 24)