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Encyclopedia > Bradley Denton

Bradley Clayton Denton (born 1958, Towanda, Kansas) is an award-winning American science fiction author. He has also written other types of fiction, such as the black comedy of his novel Blackburn, about a sympathetic serial killer. Towanda is a city located in Butler County, Kansas. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Black comedy, also known as black humor, is a subgenre of comedy and satire where topics and events normally treated seriously – death, mass murder, sickness, madness, terror, drug abuse, et cetera – are treated in a humorous or satirical manner. ... Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ...


He attended the University of Kansas at Lawrence and graduated with degrees in astronomy (B.A.) and English (Master's). His first published work was the short story "The Music of the Spheres," published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in March of 1984. The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU) is an institution of higher learning located in Lawrence, Kansas. ... Lawrence is a city located in Douglas County, Kansas. ... In ancient Greece and other early civilizations, astronomy consisted largely of astrometry, measuring positions of stars and planets in the sky. ... F&SF April 1971, special Poul Anderson issue. ...


He moved from Kansas to Austin, Texas with his wife Barbara in 1988. Skyline from Town Lake City nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Location in the state of Texas County Travis County Mayor Will Wynn Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 669. ...


Books

The Bram Stoker Award is a recognition presented by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for superior achievement in horror writing. ... First awarded in 1975, the World Fantasy Award is handed out annually at the World Fantasy Convention to recognize outstanding achievement in the field of fantasy. ... First awarded in 1975, the World Fantasy Award is handed out annually at the World Fantasy Convention to recognize outstanding achievement in the field of fantasy. ... The John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel has been awarded every year since 1973, except in 1994. ... The John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel has been awarded every year since 1973, except in 1994. ...

Short stories

  • "Sergeant Chip" (September 2004, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 2005 Sturgeon Award Winner)
  • "Timmy and Tommy's Thanksgiving Secret" (2003, in the collection Witpunk)
  • "Bloody Bunnies" (April 2000, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction)
  • "We Love Lydia Love" (November 1994, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction)
  • "The Territory" (July 1992 The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, a 1993 Hugo award and Nebula award nominee for best novella)
  • "The Sin-Eater of the Kaw" (June 1989, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction)
  • "The Calvin Coolidge Home for Dead Comedians" (June 1988, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction)
  • "In the Fullness of Time" (May 1986, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction)
  • "The Summer We Saw Diana" (August 1985, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction)
  • "Top of the Charts" (March 1985, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction)
  • "The Music of the Spheres" (March 1984, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction)

The Hugo Award is given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy stories of the previous year, and for related areas in fandom, art and dramatic presentation. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ...

External links

  • One Day Closer to Death: A Cheery Chat with Bradley Denton
  • Down the Dark Highway: Bradley Denton Talks about Blackburn
  • Sex, Serial Killers, and Pathetic Old Wanker Music: An Interview With Bradley Denton

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The Austin Chronicle Books:Bradley Denton (1673 words)
At this relatively early juncture in his career, Denton is enjoying a respectable measure of commercial and critical success.
Waiting for a Bradley Denton novel is a relatively atypical experience because he has shown a penchant to shift styles dramatically from one book to the next.
And so Bradley Denton, just past 39 years of age, tolerates the withering summer heat and jiggles the wires that will jumpstart his novel and bring it roaring back to life.
William D. Gagliani (3660 words)
Bradley Denton burst onto the scene with the hilariously over-the-top Wrack and Roll (1986), a writhing alternate history of an America bound by anarchy and set to a pulsing, punky rock and roll soundtrack complete with a full catalogue of song lyrics.
The serious side of Bradley Denton is often disguised by the humor in his stories, and by the oddball qualities of his characters, who still win readers' hearts with their ultimate humanity.
Bradley Denton has been one of my favorite authors since I first read Wrack and Roll, but it was Blackburn which threw me for a loop, blew my mind, and every other chiche you can think of.
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