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
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’s 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 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. 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.
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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