I’m Janos Honkonen, a 40-something writer of speculative fiction. After a career spanning rainbow trouts, computational linguistics, TV production, a psychogeriatric ward, sniffing acetone and grading it on a scale, tech, science and adult entertainment journalism, wrangling Moon Nazis and diving as a marine biologist I finally landed in the games industry, where I currently write for video games. In addition to squeezing out words I make occasional noise with a theremin.

I write both in Finnish and in English, so this page is an unfortunate mix of both.



  • “Kaiken yllä etana” – Finnish, Osuuskumma-kustannus 2013

Interactive Fiction

  • “The Rocket Man From The Sea”, 2012


  • “The Big Wind Up”, 2014 – English, Torsobear Volume 1: Yarns from Toyburg
  • “…But When Geppetto Talks to You”, 2015 – English, Torsobear Volume 2: All Stitched Up
  • “Red Flag, Black Flag, False Flag” – English, Torsobear Volume 3: Back on the Blocks

Short Stories

Awards & Nominations