DeNiro, Alan

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(1973-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "If I Leap I Shall Fall into my Hands" in Altair magazine for August 2000, which was assembled with other early work in Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead: Stories (coll 2006). He has also written Horror stories as part of the "Ratbastards" group which writes and edits the Rabid Transit anthologies. His second collection, Tyrannia and Other Renditions (coll 2013), firmly established a sense of his work as only seemingly digressive, as his Equipoisal thrustings of disparate universes into single tales are intense and generate a sense that his view of the world is both realistic and unified (see Fantastika). Tales like "Tyrannia" (November 2009 Strange Horizons), "Tyrannia (ii)" (in Tyrannia) and "The Wildfires of Antarctica" (October 2013 Asimov's), all assembled in Tyrannia, typically juxtapose topoi out of the SF Megatext into sharp, sometimes savage apercus into the way we live now.

Tales set in the Parameter universe – not yet assembled together – are moderately gentler in their depiction of Homo sapiens in the benign grasp (see Exogamy) of a Telepathic race of Aliens who haunt our species, in part through their ability to make space travel possible. DeNiro is a strong contemporary voice. [JC]

Alan DeNiro

born Erie, Pennsylvania: 1973

died

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Rabid Transit

  • Rabid Transit: New Fiction by the Ratbastards (St Paul, Minnesota: Velocity Press, 2002) with Barth Anderson, Christopher Barzak and Kristin Livdahl, together as by Ratbastards [anth: chap: Rabid Transit: pb/]
  • Rabid Transit: A Mischief of Rats (St Paul, Minnesota: Velocity Press, 2003) with Barth Anderson, Christopher Barzak and Kristin Livdahl, together as by Ratbastards [anth: chap: Rabid Transit: pb/]
  • Rabid Transit: Petting Zoo (St Paul, Minnesota: Rabid Transit Press, 2003) with Barth Anderson, Christopher Barzak and Kristin Livdahl, together as by Ratbastards [anth: chap: Rabid Transit: pb/Jesse McManus]
  • Rabid Transit: Menagerie (St Paul, Minnesota: Rabid Transit Press, 2005) with Christopher Barzak and Kristin Livdahl, together as by Ratbastards [anth: chap: Rabid Transit: pb/]
  • Rabid Transit: Long Voyages, Great Lies (St Paul, Minnesota: Velocity Press, 2006) with Christopher Barzak and Kristin Livdahl, together as by Ratbastards [anth: chap: Rabid Transit: pb/]

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