Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My entry in the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

I just discovered I have an entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, written by John Clute. It's very accurate; it appears Clute is actually familiar with my work:

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US journalist, editor and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Double Crossing the Styx" in Continuum Science Fiction for Fall 2004, and who has released a large number of stories since, though no novels.

A large number of these are tall tales set in a fantasticated Texas, many of them being assembled as Fantastic Texas (coll 2009; Texas & Other Planets (2010), with more Texas tales included in The Clock Struck None: a Collection of Alternate and Secret History Short Stories (coll 2014).

In a spare, swift, convincing narrative style, conveying in a deadpan voice a wide array of sometimes paranoid suppositions about the world, Antonelli juxtaposes realities with very considerable skill, creating a variety of alternate worlds, some of them somewhat resembling the constructions of Howard Waldrop, and making some sharp points about American history, race relations, dreams, and occasional nightmares in which the twentieth century goes wrong.

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It's dated Jan. 15. I'm honored to be included. I omitted footnotes and stuff in what I cut and pasted above. If you want to read the original entry, here's a link:

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