Ben Coppin



Artificial Intelligence Illuminated, Jones & Bartlett, 2004

Inteligência Artificial, Brazilian Portuguese Translation of Artificial Intelligence Illuminated, LTC, 2010

Short Stories


The Amnesiac Seer was published in Issue One of The Periwinkle Pelican on 10th February 2024.

The Largest Pub in London was published on MetaStellar on 4th January 2024.

Long Jump was published by Havok on 2nd January 2024. It's available online, but requires a paid account to read.


Lollygagger was published in issue 2 of Beneath the Mask in December 2023.

Blood on the Floor was published by Coalition for Digital Narratives on 1st November 2023.

A Whisper of A Life That Could Have Been was published in the Serulian on 31st October 2023.

Snow Angels was published on The Wise Owl's Weekly Yarns on 23rd October 2023.

The Old Man Who Walked Out of the Foam and the Seaweed was published in Livina Press on October 15th 2023.

Payback, a 75 word story, was published on Paragraph Planet on October 9th 2023.

The Broker was published by Urban Pigs on October 6th, 2023. [Trigger warning: it's scary].

Henry Lack's Lodger was published in The Writing Disorder in September 2023.

A Taste of Honey came joint second in the Horningsea Short Story Competition, 2023.

Between the Statues was published in July 2023 in Danse Macabre.

In the Pursuit of Happiness was published in May 2023 in the Spring 2023 issue of New Maps.

The Time Lottery was published on April 25th 2023, as part of the Science Fiction Tarot anthology, available in paperback and Kindle from Amazon.

Three pieces of flash fiction published in A Thin Slice of Anxiety, April 4th, 2023:

Tristan Clattery published in Academy of the Heart and Mind, February 9th 2023.

Death on Titan:


The Revenant Postman published in Underside Stories, October 9th 2022.

The Office for Unjust Obstruction  published in Bewildering Stories, June 27th 2022.


The Tale of Two Kingdoms, published in Grammarye, December 2021.

Charlie Makes Himself Useful, published in The Drabble, August 14th 2021.

Life and Death Published in Trembling with Fear. July 19th, 2021.

And my Burden is Light won first place in the Horningsea Short Story Competition 2021  and is available in the competition anthology from Amazon.

The Thrift Shop at the end of the World published in Simultaneous Times podcast. February 15th 2021.


Best Served Cold Published by 365 Tomorrows. February 20th, 2020.


Failure to communicate Published by Altered Reality Magazine. November 14th, 2019.

Life Changing Published by Altered Reality Magazine. November 14th, 2019.

Is this the real life? Published by Flash Fiction Magazine. October 9th 2019.

Wheel of Fortune Published by Short Fiction Break. June 14th, 2019.


I have two YouTube channels:

The LockPicking Cuber (mostly puzzle-solving).

Scruffy Leadership (management advice mainly aimed at people who have transitioned from software engineering into management).


Interview conducted by a fellow author from the Science Fiction Tarot anthology, May 2023.

Interview by Gareth Edwards about editing Darker Matter. March 2008


Google patents listing

Google Scholar publications listing

Master's thesis: Automatic language similarity comparison using n-gram analysis (2008)

Websites I've built