Welcome to The Kingdoms of Evil, the website of the work and play of Daniel M. Bensen.
THE BLOG for news and recent musings
THE KINGDOMS OF EVIL for the complete online fantasy/satire
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.
GROOM OF THE TYRANNOSAUR QUEEN the current 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?
NEW FRONTIERS the SF/humor novel in progress
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
THE WORLD’S OTHER SIDE the Alternate History
The radicalization and redemption of a sympathetic terrorist
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 Sofia, Bulgaria, where he teaches English as a second language.
Dan’s secret inner geek finds an outlet in world-building, which goes from speculative evolution to imaginary geo-politics, and includes an embarrassing number of made-up alphabets. He has been a paleogeek since elementary school, and posts his dinosaur art on his website. His work has been published on 365 Tomorrows and in the Prehistoric Times, and he has attended an Odyssey workshop.
People with very long memories might remember Dan’s high-school work on OPUS: Dinosaur and the Speculative Dinosaur Project.
You can find more information about these projects and others on Deviantart, including a blog where Dan discusses world-building and sci-fi ideas.
You can also see Dan’s professional blog, where he discusses language and language-acquisition.
And 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. If in addition to Bulgaria, you speak Bulgarian, you can 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 him on an interview with Bulgarian Public Television (at 22:14).
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