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brandon h bell
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The Teratologist's Brother Published
I'm thrilled to see my story, The Teratologist's Brother , published in Apex.  Bonus: you can read the story or listen to it. Very cool. The Apex team has seen a fair number of my stories over the last few years, so this is quite an honor and accomplishment...
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2015-a-go-go (year end summation)
In 2015 I set up Weird Bard Press and we published the Torn Pages anthology . Christopher Fletcher down-played his role in the anthology, but in these endeavors I've felt incredibly grateful to have his guidance, insight, and good taste to call on, and once...
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Wanting to Write...
As someone who's thing is writing I am periodically approached for advice or assistance in the success of the trade. I feel huge trepidation at those moments. I've been published in small press magazines and anthologies, have a single pro publication pendin...
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Progress on Writing the Novel
" The meat ghosts nodded, gestured, turned, and walked in a somber procession toward the door.   " As you can see, there are still days in which I get goose eggs. That's why I think it's important to set three attributes on these goals: Daily Goal -- This h...
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Absurdity in Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach Trilogy... 
Many articles have been written that address the influences and meaning of the Southern Reach Trilogy... I suggest the Trilogy is moreover a work that uses genre tropes and literary devices to expl...
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This Will Destroy You
I have a new article up at The Lovecraft eZine that examines Absurdist themes in Jeff Vandermeer's Southern Reach Trilogy . I enjoy using another author's work as a means for discussing the broader philosophical content their work addresses. This is my seco...
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It's a summary post, 2015 style...
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Here's my long post for 2015 about politics. I was surprised today to see someone spewing anti-Islamic words in my Facebook feed.. Surprised, because I thought I'd dumped those folks, or at least unfollowed the few people who still stray in that direction, ...
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Playing Favorites...
Here is a quick reading list. Stuff I dig.  Novels: Zod Wallop  by William Browning Spencer The Etched City  by K.J. Bishop The Haunting of Hill House  by Shirley Jackson Dune  by Frank Herbert Dhal gren  by Samuel R. Delany Heaven Chronicles  by Joan Vinge...
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Writing Habits
I've spent way too much time writing sporadically and in mind of changing this into a habit of regularly writing I gave myself a minimum goal of writing 300 words a day with the wiggle room of meeting my goal if my weekly word count meets or exceeds that da...
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The B&N page is more barren than the Amazon page, but still all the great reads await...
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Weird Bard | Fantastique Unfettered | ..and I write!
Introduction
Brandon's fiction and nonfiction has appeared in markets including The Lovecraft eZine, The Age of Certainty, and Nossa Morte.  He wrote the novella Elegant Threat and is working on a novel in 2016.

He is an associate specialist in infrastructure/operations controls compliance, a father of daughters, and a Buddhist.

Brandon co-founded Weird Bard Press. He also founded and edited fiction for Fantastique Unfettered, a speculative fiction magazine published by M-Brane Press, and co-edited The Aether Age: Helios, published by Hadley Rille Books. 
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"When I read Brandon Bell's ...[work].., it made me think of Garth Nix's The Keys to the Kingdom series. In both cases, the author has created an atmosphere that is truly unique to the story being told. In both cases, the atmosphere is just as much a character in the book as anyone... the whole setting is so unusual and unsettling that everything that happens has a sense of unease about it." --John Klima, editor Electric Velocipede, Editor's Choice OWW February 2008 | "Nice irony and ties to space westerns. ","My nominee as weirdest, which I consider a good thing.", "Good images." --Mark L. Van Name, writer & former Executive Vice President for Ziff-Davis Media, Spacewesterns.com Senryu Contest 2008 | "I like the description... and I know a girl named Meg..." --Seamus Kevin Fahey, former Staff Writer Battlestar Galactica, Spacewesterns.com Senryu Contest 2008 | "...dark (yet searing) and grim (yet hopeful) and grand (yet intimate)." --Chris Fletcher, editor M-Brane SF, describing a story by Bell, M-Brane SF #5
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dallas, texas - Kanata, Ontario - Pheonix, Arizona - Virginia Beach, Virginia - Edmonton, Alberta - Houston, Texas - Denton, Texas - Granbury, Texas - Los Angeles, California - Dayton, Ohio - New Orleans, Loiusiana - Ottawa, Ontario - Fort Worth, Texas - Grand Prairie, Texas - Good year, Arizona -
The hotel room was much nicer than we expected and the staff was friendly and gave us suggestions for dinner options. The included breakfast was typical for these sorts of hotels, but appreciated along with the eve present coffee and attentive staff. My only complaint is that the room was more expensive than I expected, but we arrived late and settled on this option despite the price.
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