Daniel M. Bensen

Welcome to The Kingdoms of Evil, the website of the work and play of Daniel M. Bensen.

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THE KINGDOMS OF EVIL  start reading the complete fantasy/satire novel
How can anyone govern hordes of bloodthirsty monsters? And in the dark and poisoned Kingdoms of Evil, what do the monsters eat? Aside from each other.

NEW FRONTIERS the sexy SF/humor novel. When a high-level alien investor dies on Earth, an inter-species sex-worker must find the real murderer to prevent the enslavement of humanity.

GROOM OF THE TYRANNOSAUR QUEEN the SF/adventure. After he’s driven his enemies before him in a tide of fire and blood, what’s left for a barbarian to do?

CHARMING LIES the historical fantasy. A spy who kills with his voice and works for the most powerful empire in the world shouldn’t have to depend on a provincial hedge-witch for protection. Shouldn’t, but does. 

THE WORLD’S OTHER SIDE the Alternate History. The radicalization and redemption of a terrorist

OTHER PROJECTS Every Friday I post weird ideas that come into my head. Join me and my Wonderful, Awful Ideas.

Daniel M. Bensen was born in Chicago and has since lived in Maine, California, Montana, Japan, and Boston. He currently lives with his wife, daughter, and in-laws in Bulgaria, where he teaches English as a second language.

Dan writes stories across the spectrum of fantasy, sci-fi, and alternate history, but all have to do with humor, romance, and clashing cultures. He is represented by Jennie Goloboy of Red Sofa Literary Agency. Dan’s fiction has been published on 365 Tomorrows, Scifiideas, and the Prehistoric Times, and he is the editor for the English-language version of GAME TALE (by Nikola Raykov, this year’s Bulgarian winner in the “Best creator of children’s sci-fi or fantasy books” category at Eurocon 2014).

People with very long memories might remember Dan’s high-school work on OPUS: Dinosaur and the Speculative Dinosaur Project. His dinosaur artwork has been displayed in the Lexington Children’s Museum and on the TV program Animal Icons: “Prehistoric Superstars” by Prometheus Entertainment/FtvS.

You can find more information about these projects and others on DeviantartYou can also see Dan’s professional blog, where he discusses language and language-acquisition.

If you live in or plan to visit Sofia Bulgaria, you’re welcome to join Dan’s Conversation Swap, where we have tea and help each other practice English, Bulgarian, and other languages. You can also hear his interview on Bulgarian National Radio (start at 36:59). If you don’t happen to speak Bulgarian, you can find the translation here. You can also see his interview with Bulgarian Public Television (at 22:14) and his appearance in the comedy sketch show Ala Minut (at 1:30, 5:00, and 10:17).

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