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Benjamin Kamphaus

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Benjamin Kamphaus is a keytarist and semicolon apologist living in the Front Range of Colorado. As PatternShift, he composes synthesizer music set in the same worlds as his fiction. When not in Colorado, he can be found traveling the world in search of a good cup of coffee.

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Wake of the Wanderer Novel Released

My novel Wake of the Wanderer came out this week! It’s available in kindle or paperback versions from Amazon.
Cover art by the talented Zhongxiu (Eric) He. The back cover blurb:
Hundreds of years ago, a self-replicating robotic fleet brought human embryos from Earth to the Vaskania system to establish a colony on the tidally-locked eyeball world, Vaskania Prime. But a mystery has confounded the set Read more of this blog post »
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Elric of Melniboné by Michael Moorcock
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"It's always fun to discover the first work from a new author and it was a joy to read Kamphaus' "Rites of the Renouncer." The sub-genre of science fiction that the book falls under is difficult to pin down and indeed seems to draw from a variety of d" Read more of this review »
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