David D. Levine is a science fiction writer I've never actually read. I've listened to one of his short stories and found it wonderful. Here's a short video of Mr Levine being interviewed at Orycon30, a science fiction convention in Portland, Oregon.
Levine's story "Tk'tk'tk'" was originally published in Asimov's and was featured by Escape Pod, a science-fiction podcast. Go have a listen.