Daniel J. Lyons is a life-long fan of science fiction and fantasy, especially Star Trek and the works of Isaac Asimov, who grew up along the east coast of the U.S. as a Navy brat before settling in Massachusetts. He started writing fan fiction in high school then earned a degree in journalism with a minor in creative writing before unexpectedly focusing on a career as an IT professional, eventually specializing in web and mobile communication.


cover graphic for The Infinitesimal Collection: Bureaucracy, Stuffed Bears and Alien Duels

The Infinitesimal Collection: Bureaucracy, Stuffed Bears and Alien Duels

A collection of four short stories: "A Visit to the Licensing Department”, "The Busiest Workday”, ”Come Around Here Often?” and "Best Friend Bears”.
Speculative fiction, science fiction, fiction
August 1, 2020


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The Path to Vihaan
Man of the Mountain series • book one

In a world where magic reigns in place of science and frequent demon-attacks keep the population low and concentrated - a young elf discovers an ancient weapon on a day that changes his life forever. Already a member of an oppressed minority, his life grows even more challenging while showing him more about himself and his world's lost history than he could ever have imagined.
LGBTQ+ urban fantasy

Fan Fiction

SugarQuill.net (Harry Potter)

Author page

The Tick

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Hey Mac, It's The Tick
"Fly a Mile in Another Man's Cape"

The Tick and Arthur go on vacation and run into the Caped Wonder.
Art by Matthew Cohen
October 16, 2001

Technology Columns


This site is no longer online - the following links are archived PDFs:

The Lyons' Den

Mac Did You Know...

Student Journalism

Massachusetts Daily Collegian
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

As Collegian Staff

As Collegian Correspondant

Barnstable High School

As Entertainment Editor

As Editor

Personal Sites


Other Resources


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