Anton Strout

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Anton Strout
Strout at the 2009 Brooklyn Book Festival.
Occupation Author
Nationality American
Period 2008–
Genre Urban fantasy

Anton Strout (born January 24, 1970) is an American urban fantasy author. He is under contract for four books in his Simon Canderous series, the first of which, Dead to Me, was published by Ace Books in 2008. Tim Davis, reviewing that title for, wrote, "Fans of urban fantasy should especially enjoy Strout's engaging new protagonist and will, no doubt, look forward to Simon Canderous making a quick return in further adventures."[1] The second novel, Deader Still, was published in 2009. The third book, Dead Matter was published in 2010 and the fourth, Dead Waters was published in 2011.

Early life[edit]

Anton Strout was born January 24, 1970[2] in the Berkshires.[3] He was raised in Dalton, Massachusetts,[2] and graduated from Wahconah Regional High School in Massachusetts before majoring in English/Communications and Theater at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, from which he graduated in 1993.[2]


In addition to his novels, Strout has written several short stories and maintains both his own blog[4] and participates at the group urban fantasy blog, League of Reluctant Adults.[5]

Strout hosts the Once & Future Podcast [6] in which he interviews guest authors.


Strout at a signing for Dead Matter at Midtown Comics Times Square in Manhattan, February 27, 2010

The Spellmason Chronicles[edit]

  1. Alchemystic (2012)
  2. Stonecast (2013)
  3. Incarnate (2014)

Simon Canderous series[edit]

  1. Dead to Me (2008)
  2. Deader Still (2009)
  3. Dead Matter (2010)
  4. Dead Waters (2011)


  1. "Scream" in the February 2015 anthology Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, & Rogues (a prequel tale of the Simon Canderous universe)
  2. "Stay" in the September 2014 anthology Streets of Shadows (part of the Spellmason Chronicles universe, featuring alchemist freelancer Caleb Kennedy)
  3. "Hooked" in the March 2012 anthology The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity
  4. "Lowstone" in the February 2012 anthology Westward Weird
  5. "Tumulus" in the December 2011 anthology Human For A Day
  6. "Izdu-Bar" in the 2011 anthology After Hours: Tales From The Ur-Bar
  7. "Marfa" in the 2011 anthology Boondocks Fantasy
  8. "Lupercalia" in the 2010 anthology The Girls' Guide to Guns & Monsters
  9. "Stannis" in the 2010 anthology Spells of the City (Note: This story was the basis for the 2012 publication of Alchemystic: Book One of the Spellmason Chronicles)
  10. "for lizzie" in the 2009 anthology Zombie Raccoons & Killer Bunnies (part of the Simon Canderous series universe)
  11. "The Fourteenth Virtue", in the 2008 anthologyThe Dimension Next Door (part of the Simon Canderous series universe)
  12. "Lady In Red", in the 2007 anthology Pandora's Closet


  1. ^ Tim Davis (2009-09-13). "Dead To Me by Anton Strout". 
  2. ^ a b c Anton Strout. "Anton Strout". Facebook. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
  3. ^ Anton Strout (2008-09-13). "Anton Strout's biography". 
  4. ^ Anton Strout (2008-09-13). "What is Essential is Invisible to the Eye". Blogspot. 
  5. ^ Anton Strout (2008-09-13). "League of Reluctant Adults". LiveJournal. 
  6. ^ Anton Strout (2011-09-11). "Once & Future Podcast". 

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