Benjamin Kamphaus

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Benjamin Kamphaus is a science fiction author, music producer, and software engineer living in the Front Range of Colorado. He has a PhD in Geography from SUNY Buffalo, completed with an interdisciplinary focus that ranged from archaeology to artificial intelligence. His early professional career was situated at the intersection of the space, earth, social, and information sciences. He currently splits his time between family, software, AI, the outdoors, judo, philosophy of mind, and his creative pursuits, which include his electronic music project PatternShift. 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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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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