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Lawrence M. Schoen
Lawrence holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, was a college professor for 10 years, and currently works as the director of research for a mental health & addiction services medical center. He's one of the world's foremost authorities on the Klingon language. He also runs Paper Golem, a... show more



Lawrence holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, was a college professor for 10 years, and currently works as the director of research for a mental health & addiction services medical center. He's one of the world's foremost authorities on the Klingon language. He also runs Paper Golem, a speculative fiction small press. And he's a certified hypnotherapist.His fiction draws on his professional expertise, and it's no surprise to find themes of language, memory, and cognition throughout his work. There's a generally light and humorous tone to most of his fiction, and his style has frequently been described as harkening back to a simpler time in SF. He's been nominated for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, the Hugo Award for Best Short Story, three times for the Nebula Award for Best Novella. This year he received a Nebula Award nomination for Best Novel for BARSK: THE ELEPHANTS' GRAVEYARD.

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100 Pages A Day...Stephanie's Book Reviews
Far in the future, there are no remnants of human life left. In a distant solar system, the uplifted elephant-like species of Barsk, the Fant live out their daily lives excluded from the many other uplifted species. However, Barsk is the only planet that can grow the plants for a variety of medicin...
Writing and Reading and Editing, O My!
This is a very good collection of short stories from up-and-coming as well as established authors. I particularly liked Lawrence M. Schoen's contribution, "The Wrestler and the Spear Fisher" (very mythic-legendary in structure); John Passarella's "Blood Alone" (makes me want to pick up the rest of h...
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Rachel's books rated it 9 years ago
No so crazy about this book. I bought for the Holly Black story. I like hers and Nikki Kiriki Hoffman's the best. The others were just okay.
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