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About Kenneth Schneyer
Kenneth Schneyer forgot he wanted to be a writer for 25 years, until a 2006 home renovation forced him to find a way of retaining his sanity. Since then, he has sold stories to many science fiction and fantasy magazines and anthologies, several of which can be found on Amazon. In 2014, he received a Nebula nomination and was a finalist for the Sturgeon Memorial Award for his short story, "Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer".
His first collection, The Law & the Heart, was released in 2014. His second, Anthems Outside Time and Other Strange Voices, will be released in 2020.
Ken attended the Clarion Writers Workshop at UCSD in 2009, and joined the Cambridge Science Fiction Workshop in 2010. Mostly he writes science fiction and fantasy, but he's been known to write crime stories, poetry, and anything else that strikes his fancy.
He was a theater major at Wesleyan and briefly a semiprofessional actor before attending law school at the University of Michigan. He teaches legal studies and humanities at Johnson & Wales University, and has published numerous articles on the constitutive rhetoric of legal texts.
Born in Detroit, he now lives in Rhode Island with one singer, one dancer, one actor, and something with fangs. He's interested in astronomy, history, politics, philosophy, feminist theory, presidential trivia, brain science, and practically everything else. He cooks better than most people you know, and you should not play either stud poker or Trivial Pursuit against him if money is involved.
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"What makes this fourth edition so special is that it belongs to an impassioned community of writers and readers who went above and beyond to make it happen. … All eighteen [stories] have the power to pull the reader out of his own reality and transport or transform them entirely." --Cabinet des Fées
The ground-breaking, boundary-pushing, award-nominated series of fantasy anthologies series returns for a fourth installment through the miracle of Kickstarter, bringing you eighteen brand new tales of beauty and strangeness. You'll find the light-hearted and the bleak, the surreal become familiar and the familiar turned inside-out. Each story leads you into unmapped territory, there to find shock and delight. With stories by Yves Meynard, Ian McHugh, Nicole Kornher-Stace, Richard Parks, Gemma Files, Yukimi Ogawa, A.C. Wise, Marie Brennan, Alisa Alering, Tanith Lee, Cat Rambo, Shira Lipkin, Corinne Duyvis, Kenneth Schneyer, Camille Alexa, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Patricia Russo and Barbara Krasnoff.
Table of Contents
“Our Lady of the Thylacines” by Yves Meynard
“The Canal Barge Magician’s Number Nine Daughter” by Ian McHugh
“On the Leitmotif of the Trickster Constellation in Northern Hemispheric Star Charts, Post-Apocalypse” by Nicole Kornher-Stace
“Beach Bum and the Drowned Girl” by Richard Parks
“Trap-Weed” by Gemma Files
“Icicle” by Yukimi Ogawa
“Lesser Creek: A Love Story, A Ghost Story” by A.C. Wise
“What Still Abides” by Marie Brennan
“The Wanderer King” by Alisa Alering
“A Little of the Night” by Tanith Lee
“I Come from the Dark Universe” by Cat Rambo
“Happy Hour at the Tooth and Claw” by Shira Lipkin
“Lilo Is” by Corinne Duyvis
“Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer” by Kenneth Schneyer
“Three Times” by Camille Alexa
“The Bees Her Heart, the Hive Her Belly” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew
“The Old Woman with No Teeth” by Patricia Russo
“The History of Soul 2065″ by Barbara Krasnoff
Fifteen short stories collected in this book examine how interstellar flight might change humanity itself. Will we choose to upload our minds into a singularity? Enhance ourselves with alien DNA? Will our bodies remain the same, but our culture and societal norms adapt to accommodate for effects of time dilation, or become subsumed by advanced alien cultures?
Hugo and Nebula award winning authors, bestsellers, and some of the hottest new writers in the field of hard science fiction imagine an array of possible futures—from bright to dystopian—and different permutations of what's in store for us as a species.
Includes stories by Robert J. Sawyer, John Varley, Robert Silverberg, Brenda Cooper, Ken Liu, Mike Resnick, Jody Lynn Nye and many more.
Debut collection of science fiction tales from Nebula-nominated author Kenneth Schneyer
First, the law. A time traveler confronts a judge to prevent four years of war. An author undergoes suspended animation to preserve his copyrights and escape his creditors. Then, the heart. A medical accident robs a husband of 20 years of marriage. A soldier mother struggles to tell the difference between her daughter and the alien enemy.
Exploring the seams where humanity and technology, society and individuality intersect, Nebula- and Sturgeon-nominated author Kenneth Schneyer presents thirteen mind-bending, thought-provoking tales of near and far futures that will amuse, amaze, and unsettle. The law will change, and the heart will change, and the heart will change the law. These stories confront the question of just what makes and keeps us human.
- "The stories here are formally ingenious, even startling, and at the same time full of heart; the combination is brilliant and delightful. More please!"
"Spare us the lawyer jokes - here is a collection of stories from a writer who can navigate around the quiddities of the law and still plumb the tumultuous depths of human emotion. Ken Schneyer extrapolates the future of our legal systems with the dexterity of an Asimov putting his robots through their paces and yet in these (lucky) thirteen stories you will meet people just like you who live lives you would never have imagined. The Law & The Heart is a witty, moving calling card from a writer you'll want to see again soon." — James Patrick Kelly, Hugo, Nebula and Locus Award winner
Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2012 collects three months worth of essays from the fictional worlds of mad science. Included are four new pieces of fiction written for the discerning mad scientist readers written by Sean Frost, Caren Gussoff, Jon Arthur Kitson, and Diana Parparita. Readers will also find other resources for the budding mad scientist, including an advice column and other brief messages from mad scientists.
Authors featured in this volume also include Darrell Albert, Adam Aresty, Keith Baldwin, Folly Blaine, Andy Brown, Rebecca L. Brown, Gary Cuba, Sylvia Cullinan, K. Esta, James Kowalczyk, Laura Littlejohn, Parker McKenzie, Roger Pattison, Torrey Podmajersky, Eryk Pruitt, James Rowland, Kenneth Schneyer, Justin Short, R.G. Summers, Tamara Zachary, and Richard Zwicker. Illustrations are provided by Justine McGreevy, Katie Nyborg, Eleanor Leonne Bennett.
In stories as varied as the trials humanity can endure, this anthology brings together an alphabet of possible world endings. One story for each letter, and twenty-six stories later we have encountered the apocalypse in a myriad of imaginative ways that horrify, alarm, inspire, and spark a wild desire to embrace life. Here there is war, evacuation, insane symphony, drowning, dissolution. Here there is rage, despair, inspiration, and even hope.
Including all-new stories from Pete Aldin, Beth Cato, Marge Simon, Suzanne van Rooyen, Sara Cleto, Gary B. Phillips, BD Wilson, Ennis Drake, C.S. MacCath, Alexis A. Hunter, Damien Angelica Walters, Brittany Warman and more, A is for Apocalypse will fire your imagination as surely as it sparks a keen desire to embrace life.
Here you will find challenging fantasy, science fiction, and horror stories that wrestle with tough questions and refuse to provide easy answers or censored depictions of a broken world, characters whose deeds are as obscene as their words and people who meet bad ends—sometimes deserved and sometimes not. But there are also hope, grace, and redemption, though even they can burn like fire.
Join us as we rediscover the mysteries of the Christian faith.
Publisher's note: This title does not adhere to CBA content guidelines.
Out of work, out of luck, out of practice.
Gods, clods, or four simple lads.
Here are the Beatles as you’ve never known them before: singing for their supper, singing for their souls, and singing to save the world.
Join 25 remarkable authors as they take you Across the Universe.
Featuring the stories of: Spider Robinson, Gregory Benford, David Gerrold, Allen M. Steele, Pat Cadigan, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Jody Lynn Nye, Gregory Frost, Cat Rambo, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Gail Z. Martin, Bev Vincent, Brenda W. Clough, Alan Goldsher, Gordon Linzner, Beth W. Patterson, Christian H. Smith, Sally Wiener Grotta, Kenneth Schneyer, Charles Barouch, Carol Gyzander, Patrick Barb, R. Jean Mathieu, Eric Avedissian, and Matthew F. Amati.
“This collection is a Magical Mystery Tour through alternate universes where the familiar narrative of the Beatles is turned on its head. Or ear. Or ass. It’s fun, irreverent, sexy, and twisted—just like the Fab Four themselves.”
—Vicki Peterson, The Bangles
“I must have read a thousand Beatles books. But not one of them mentioned that the Beatles were attacked by aliens at the Hollywood Bowl. Or talked about their encounter with the Mersey Monster. Or discussed how they became zombies. I had to learn all of this from the thoroughly entertaining anthology Across the Universe. Each of its 25 stories of speculative fiction re-imagine The Beatles in alternative universes, allowing us to laugh at and with John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Highly recommended!”
—Scott Freiman, creator of Deconstructing the Beatles
“Across the Universe is way too much fun! It’s the Beatles in the Twilight Zone of infinite possibilities! Highly recommended!”
—Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of V-Wars and Rage
“Across the Universe is a fantastic, freewheeling, and imaginative romp of a collection. The authors transported me not only across the universe, but to what might have been in many and various alternate universes, all populated by the Beatles and their peculiar possible transmutations. Totally engrossing.”
—Paul Marshall, I See Hawks In L.A., Strawberry Alarm Clock
“This anthology will move and surprise you.”
—Library Journal starred review
“Ranging from trippy fantasy to hard science fiction and zombie apocalypse mash-up, the stories in this anthology send the members of the Beatles on wild adventures through alternate timelines and universes.… Beatles aficionados and fantasy fans will enjoy this affectionate, speculative homage.”
Ten unique stories by professional science fiction authors. First Contact includes 10 first-time-published science fiction short stories by:
- Ian Creasey - How I Lost Eleven Stone and Found Love
- Ed Greenwood - Biting a Dead Man's Hand
- Ken Liu - The Caretaker
- Jennifer R. Povey - Masks
- Rob Jacobsen - Hera's Tempest
- Edward J. Knight - Roanoke Nevada
- Jessi Rita Hoffman - Nectar of the Gods
- Kenneth Schneyer - The Tortoise Parliament
- David Tallerman - Black Sun
- Curtis James McConnell - Pop Quiz
Editorial Standards: Digital Science Fiction welcomes Jessi Hoffman as editor for Volume 1. At Digital Science Fiction, we strive for technically perfect digital and print versions of all our books. Each Digital Science Fiction book is vetted for superior literary quality then subjected to comprehensive professional editing. After editing, all content is proofread before submission to layout and formatting, then again after the book is fully built. In this way we expect you to find each Digital Science Fiction book not only entertaining, but error free.
Closing Notes: Thank you for your interest in our book, and invite you to plunge into the ten delightful stories contained within. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have enjoyed presenting them.
"Allen's third volume of extraordinary short stories reaches new heights of rarity and wonder ... Without a wrong note, all the stories in this anthology admirably fulfill Allen's promise of 'beauty and strangeness.'"
— Publishers Weekly
Includes critically-acclaimed and award-nominated stories by Marie Brennan, Tori Truslow, Georgina Bruce, Michael M. Jones, Gemma Files, C.S.E. Cooney, Cat Rambo, Gregory Frost, Shweta Narayan, S.J. Hirons, John Grant, Kenneth Schneyer, John C. Wright, Nicole Kornher-Stace and Tanith Lee.
"With a balance of new names and established authors, the third CLOCKWORK PHOENIX installment collects some magnificent interpretations of fantastic ideas. ... CLOCKWORK PHOENIX delivers on its promise of both beauty and strangeness, and adds in some fright and a few new ways of looking at old tropes. All in all, it’s a very successful collection of thematically similar, but wildly varied in subject, works. "
With a whimsical introduction and new afterword by Nebula Award-nominated editor Mike Allen.
" Allen continues to assemble some of the most adventurous, beauteous, and just plain weird stuff our current crop of speculative authors are capable of producing. Adventurous minds are invited to attend."
— Strange Horizons
The Gospel of Nachash • Marie Brennan
Tomorrow Is Saint Valentine's Day • Tori Truslow
Crow Voodoo • Georgina Bruce
Your Name Is Eve • Michael M. Jones
Hell Friend • Gemma Files
Braiding the Ghosts • C.S.E. Cooney
Surrogates • Cat Rambo
Lucyna's Gaze • Gregory Frost
Eyes of Carven Emerald • Shweta Narayan
Dragons of America • S.J. Hirons
Where Shadows Go at Low Midnight • John Grant
Lineage • Kenneth Schneyer
Murder in Metachronopolis • John C. Wright
To Seek Her Fortune • Nicole Kornher-Stace
Fold • Tanith Lee
Featuring new fiction by Paul Cornell, Isabel Yap, Liz Argall & Kenneth Schneyer, and Keffy R.M. Kehrli, classic fiction by N.K. Jemisin, essays by Michi Trota, Steven H Silver, Diana M. Pho, and David J. Schwartz, poetry by Rose Lemberg, Dominik Parisien, Amal El-Mohtar and Jennifer Crow, interviews with Isabel Yap and Liz Argall & Kenneth Schneyer by Deborah Stanish, a cover by Matthew Dow Smith, and an editoral by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas.