Hi. My name is Greg Stolze, this is my web page, and I write books.
A Softer Apocalypse

A Softer Apocalypse

A Nick Butler and Greg Stolze webcomic about low-rent supers in a crapsack future. Brought to you by Kickstarter.

Mailing List

Mailing List

If you want to hear about my projects and updates via email, send me your address and I’ll put you on a notification list.

Downloads

Downloads

Fun stuff for you to download, including many things you can riff on freely, thanks to CC BY NC SA 3.0 license.

Games

Games

Want to play a game? Well, you’re in luck. There are many games in my library for you to explore.

Fiction Library

Fiction Library

Want some free fiction? Feel generous and want to pay for some fiction? Come explore my library.

REIGN

REIGN

REIGN expands the frontiers of fantasy gaming by elevating the action to an international stage.

Latest General News

It’s a New Short Story!

It’s a New Short Story!

My fiction’s all over the place here. So, first up: A Pedophile Wrote Your Favorite Song. Can you guess what the trigger warning for this one is? Yeah, it deals with sexual violence, though it does not contain explicit descriptions. It’s also about telepathy and a meditation on who victimizes and who doesn’t. Also, if…Read More

Learn With Greg, Or Just Get Some Cheap Thrills

Learn With Greg, Or Just Get Some Cheap Thrills

It is my great honor and delight to have a place with the Aurora Writer’s Workshop this summer, teaching a class on creative writing. The full details are here, but the long and short of it is, you can join me in a small group in which we explore the best individual way you can…Read More

Suddenly, There’s a Lot Happening!

Suddenly, There’s a Lot Happening!

First off, as you might gather from the image, there’s a new story up in the fiction library, and it’s called Letter From a Killer. Guess what it’s about? Yeah, grotty scary crime. Do you suppose a handsome cop shows up to make everything OK? Probably not, but I guess you have to read to…Read More

The Woods Are Angry, Dark and Deep

The Woods Are Angry, Dark and Deep

This month’s free story is up, and it’s called Dialogue With Fury. Word of warning on this one: While I produce a lot of dark stuff here, this one touches on some particularly evil behaviors, right at the final sentence reveal. It’s a mix of rural Gothic Americana and the ancient Greek avengers of those…Read More

Happy Ash Valentine’s Day!

Happy Ash Valentine’s Day!

If I understand correctly, Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day are to coincide once more in 2029, and then that’s it for the whole of the twenty-first century. Zounds! How am I, a beloved anti-realist, frequent Christian, uneasy cynic and aspiring romantic celebrating this rare conjunction? Well, I’m mainly ignoring it. My wife and I have…Read More

Building A Death Ray Is Hard

Building A Death Ray Is Hard

New fiction up! You’d think this one would be SF or horror, but it’s actually more of a gritty crime piece! Like a lot of my fiction these days, it debuted on my Patreon which, with fewer than 50 backers, is feeling a little lonely. It’s only five bucks to get a fresh new story…Read More

Christmas Season Double-Header!

Christmas Season Double-Header!

About a year ago, I dusted off two very old stories and reworked them for the Patreon. (I did two because it didn’t feel fair to just do one when they were old.) So now, a year later, they roll out here for free. Isn’t that great? If you want to support that Patreon, by…Read More

Curselands!

Curselands!

A year ago, readers on my Patreon got the story of a man exploring an alternate Earth where the touch of man was unknown, because animals never evolved. He mainly goes there to let his dog do its business beyond the reach of pooper-scooper laws, because the gate into that uninhabited world is huge and…Read More

I DREAM OF INSOMNIA is now live!

I DREAM OF INSOMNIA is now live!

That’s right! The long awaited anthology of nineteen of my short works is now on Kickstarter and you can pledge for it at this very instant! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gregstolze/i-dream-of-insomnia/ Now, if you’re a longtime Stolze fan and follower, a lot of the work on that table of contents is going to look familiar, but this is your…Read More

How Do You Like Revisionist Mythos Horror?

How Do You Like Revisionist Mythos Horror?

Some time ago, in the really bleak depths of COVID lockdown, a friend and editor tried to assemble a set of stories set in the HPL Cthulhu Mythos setting (or something like it) but with a hopeful and humanist vibe. When he approached me about it, my first thought was, “There’s no way to thread…Read More