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Dennis L McKiernan

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Dennis L. McKiernan was born April 4, 1932, in Moberly, Missouri, where he lived until age eighteen, when he joined the U.S. Air Force and served four years spanning the Korean War. He received a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri in 1958 and an M.S. in the same field from Duke University in 1964. He spent thirty-one years as one of the AT&T Bell Laboratories whiz kids in research and development before changing careers to be a full-time writer.

Currently living in Tucson, Arizona, Dennis began writing novels in 1977 while recuperating from a close encounter of the crunch kind with a 1967 red and black Plymouth Fury (Dennis lost: it ran over him: Plymouth 1, Dennis 0). Among other hobbies, Dennis enjoys scuba diving, dirt-bike riding, and motorcycle touring - all enthusiasms shared by his wife.

Genres: Fantasy
Anthologies containing stories by Dennis L McKiernan
Short stories
Alas, Me Bleedin... (1994)
The Source of it All (1994)
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1996)
In the Service of Mages (1997)
Of Tides and Time (1997)
Darkness (1999)

Dennis L McKiernan recommends
Days of Blood and Fire (1993)
(Deverry: The Westlands, book 3)
Katharine Kerr
"What a splendid tale, full of fire and wonder and surprise."
The Baker's Boy (1995)
(Book of Words, book 1)
J V Jones
"We have a major new writer here. Bravo! An intriguing tale well told."
The Chosen (1999)
(Stone Dance of the Chameleon, book 1)
Ricardo Pinto
"A remarkable feast which I avidly consumed."
The Caves of Buda (2004)
Leah R Cutter
"Dark. Gripping. Marvelous... Another triumph."
The Prodigal Troll (2005)
Charles Coleman Finlay
"Reminiscent of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan... A coming of age tale wrapped in an adventure, with wit and insight."
Lamentation (2009)
(Psalms of Isaak, book 1)
Ken Scholes
"As intricate as a Whymer maze, Ken Scholes' Lamentation will keep the reader up until the wee hours, winding through this splendid labyrinth. Bravo!"

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