Daniel M. Bensen

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Daniel M. Bensen writes alternate history, science fiction, and fantasy, usually with kissing, always with a bibliography. His debut novel, JUNCTION, is available from Flametree Publishing. His Sidewise Award-winning short story “Treasure Fleet” is available in the Tales from Alternate Earths anthology and in Tales from Alternate Earths 2, “The Goose’s Wing.” His novella PETROLEA is available from Alban Lake Publishing and his novel GROOM OF THE TYRANNOSAUR QUEEN is self-published on Amazon.  He is represented by Jennie Goloboy of Donald Maass Literary Agency. 

Dan was born in Chicago and has since lived in Maine, California, Montana, Japan, and Boston. He currently lives in Sofia Bulgaria, where he teaches English and resides with his daughters, wife, and in-laws in the Balkan Tower of Matriarchy.

Other works of his have been published in the Tales from the Universe and Domesticated Velociraptor anthologies, Alternate History Fiction Magazine, 365 Tomorrows, and Scifiideas. He was the editor for the English-language version of GAME TALE (Bulgarian winner in the “Best creator of children’s sci-fi or fantasy books” category at Eurocon 2014). Daniel also has an editing credit on Simon Roys science fiction comic “Habitat. 

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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 Deviantart.

You can also hear Dan’s interview on Bulgarian National Radio. 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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