Anthems Outside Time and Other Strange Voices

Kenneth Schneyer (Author)
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Description

Curator's notes from an art exhibition. Exam questions. A children's social-studies textbook. An end-user license agreement from God. From Nebula-nominated author Kenneth Schneyer comes this collection spanning the range from fantasy to science fiction to horror to political speculative fiction. Representing more than a decade of work, these 26 weird, disorienting stories will accost your expectations while relocating your heart. This volume includes such celebrated works as "Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer," as well as two stories never before published.

Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.47
Publisher
Fairwood Press LLC
Publish Date
July 14, 2020
Pages
372
Dimensions
5.51 X 0.83 X 8.5 inches | 1.04 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781933846927

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About the Author

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, will be released in 2014. 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

Reviews

"The games he plays with the many forms that stories can take are as delightful as ever, and they never get in the way of him going right to the heart of things-- in fact they are his way of seeing the world, and his gift to us."

--Kim Stanley Robinson

"Ken Schneyer is a fearless explorer of the genres and his discoveries are treasures, one and all...I'm a lifelong student of the short form and I'm here to report the arrival of another master."

--James Patrick Kelly, winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Locus Awards

"By turns whimsical, moving and disturbing--always thought-provoking--Schneyer's unique visions reveal myriad glimpses into the human heart."

--E.C. Ambrose, author of The King of Next Week

"Ken Schneyer's collection is full of many gorgeous little stories (including one of my all time favorites, 'Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer.') Each story is a carefully crafted puzzle box to be cracked open, revealing new insights into the world in all its complexity."

--Tina Connolly, author of On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories.

"From 'Some Pebbles in the Pond, ' the meta-meditation on stories and lives that opens Anthems Outside Time, to 'Dispersion, ' the heartbreaking, all-too-real fantasy that closes it, the stories in Kenneth Schneyer's new collection show a profound understanding of the craft of short stories, and an equal understanding of the people (and occasional dragon) who inhabit them. As at home in an art gallery as he is in a spaceship, Schneyer cares deeply about the world and seeks to understand it as best he can. Through these marvelous tales, he helps us do the same."

--F. Brett Cox, author of The End of All Our Exploring: Stories