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John DeChancie


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John DeChancie is the author of over two dozen books, fiction and nonfiction, and has written for periodicals as widely varied as Penthouse and Cult Movies. His novels in the science fiction and fantasy genres have been attracting a wide readership for more than fifteen years, and over a million copies of his books have seen print, many in foreign languages.

His humorous fantasy series, beginning with Castle Perilous, became a best seller for Berkley/Ace. William Morrow published MagicNet, which Booklist said was "a welcome sigh of comic relief ... shamelessly droll, literate, and thoroughly entertaining. Magicnet is the fantasy genre's whimsical answer to Neuromancer." He has also written in the horror genre. His short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and in numerous original anthologies, the latest of which is Spell Fantastic. His story collection, Other States of Being, was recently published by Pulpless.com, Inc., an online and print-on-demand publisher.
 

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror
 
Series
Skyway
   1. Starrigger (1983)
   2. Red Limit Freeway (1984)
   3. Paradox Alley (1987)
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Castle Perilous
   1. Castle Perilous (1988)
   2. Castle for Rent (1989)
   3. Castle Kidnapped (1989)
   4. Castle War! (1990)
   5. Castle Murders (1991)
   6. Castle Dreams (1992)
   7. Castle Spellbound (1992)
   8. Bride of the Castle (1994)
   9. The Pirates of Perilous (2015)
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Dr. Dimension (with David Bischoff)
   1. Dr. Dimension (1993)
   2. Masters of Spacetime (1994)
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Novels
   The Crooked House (1987) (with Thomas F Monteleone)
   MagicNet (1993)
   The Kruton Interface (1993)
   Living with Aliens (1995)
   Innerverse (1996)
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Collections
   Other States of Being (1999)
   Far Cries (2014)
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Anthology series
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Series contributed to
Witchblade
   1. Talons (2002)
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John DeChancie recommends
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Escape from Heaven (2001)
J Neil Schulman
"It is the God damnedest thing I've ever read. If C. S. Lewis, Robert A. Heinlein, and Ayn Rand had teamed up to write a novel, something like Escape From Heaven would have inevitably resulted. I say 'something like' because this blistering satire of contemporary culture, religion, and politics could only have been written by J. Neil Schulman."
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Split Heirs (1993)
Esther Friesner and Lawrence Watt-Evans
"If Robert Benchley and Dorothy Parker had teamed up to write epic fantasy, something like might have resulted."

Anthologies containing stories by John DeChancie
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Ad Astra and Beyond (2016)
The Forry Award Anthology
edited by
Forrest J Ackerman and Fred Patten
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Space Cadets (2006)
edited by
Mike Resnick
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I, Alien (2005)
edited by
Mike Resnick

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