Welcome to The Kingdoms of Evil, the website of Daniel M. Bensen.
THE BLOG for news and musings
WONDERFUL, AWFUL IDEAS for short-shorts and story-sketches
STORIES for complete works you can read for free
THE KINGDOMS OF EVIL start reading the complete fantasy/satire novel about politics and monsters.
GROOM OF THE TYRANNOSAUR QUEEN the SF/adventure about dinosaurs and power.
NEW FRONTIERS the SF/humor novel about sex and aliens.
CHARMING LIES the historical fantasy about love and mind control.
PETROLEA the SF novella about robot dragons and environmentalism.
THE WORLD’S OTHER SIDE the alternate history about colonization and terrorism.
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 writes stories across the spectrum of fantasy, science fiction, and alternate history, but all deal with the theme of clashing cultures, usually with romance and humor. He is represented by Jennie Goloboy of Red Sofa Literary Agency. Dan’s fiction has been published in the Tales from the Universe anthology, 365 Tomorrows, Scifiideas, and the Prehistoric Times. Has 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 Roy‘s science fiction comic “Habitat,” in the August 2015 and December 2015 editions of Island Magazine.
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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.
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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