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A.A. Attanasio

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I’m a novelist and student of the imagination living in Honolulu. Fantasies, visions, hallucinations or whatever we call those irrational powers that illuminate our inner life fascinate me. I’m particularly intrigued by the creative intelligence that scripts our dreams. And I love carrying this soulful energy outside my mind, into the one form that most precisely defines who we are: story.


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A.A. Attanasio It’s really gratifying to know that my work has held up for you over the years, Brian! Your comments fathom a depth of satisfaction in me where…moreIt’s really gratifying to know that my work has held up for you over the years, Brian! Your comments fathom a depth of satisfaction in me where ambition finally rests. And, more than that, I’m uplifted to hear that my art has contributed to a life of intentional wonder! Wonder inspires poetic engagement with the cold mystery of existence, and to pull it off requires inventiveness and a lot of heart. That makes your warm appraisal of my fiction all the more meaningful to me. Yes, I did fall off the sf/f map at the turn of the millennium: A large corporation purchased my publisher in the late ‘90s and let go of their mid-list authors, including me. I haven’t found a publisher since willing to issue my unconventional novels; so, I’m self-publishing my creative efforts as e-books. That’s been a steep learning curve for me. Simply making available the titles from my backlist has taken several years. Presently, I do have three major, new projects in development: Negative Zero (sf), Dragon Dolorous (fantasy) and Reluctant Mirror (paranormal). I’m also discovering Goodreads as an effective venue for disenfranchised authors! I’m looking forward to spending more time here, connecting with responsive readers like yourself, who make me feel that all the hours I spend with my imaginary characters away from real people is worth those erasures. (less)
A.A. Attanasio That would be a short story by Patricia Anthony, who published “For No Reason” in Asimov’s magazine, September 1990. I published one short story in…moreThat would be a short story by Patricia Anthony, who published “For No Reason” in Asimov’s magazine, September 1990. I published one short story in that magazine, January 1994, “Remains of Adam,” about a cryogenically preserved human brain from our time waking up one thousand years later – on Mars. (less)
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“I dream of a true husband—a good man, not a brute, nor a champion of men on the battlefield; I dream but of a gentle man, one who neither speaks too loud nor ignores evil. I pray for such a like-minded mate, who will be ever for me like harmony to music, virtue to the soul, prosperity to the state, and forethought to the universe.”
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