Ken Scholes

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Ken Scholes
Ken Scholes.jpg
Ken Scholes in 2007
Born (1968-01-13) January 13, 1968 (age 48)
Nationality American
Period Early 21st century
Genre Science fiction, fantasy

Ken Scholes (born January 13, 1968) is a science fiction and fantasy writer living in St. Helens, Oregon.[1] He refers to himself as "trailer boy", a reference to his childhood home.[2]

His short story Into the Blank Where Life is Hurled won 3rd place in the 4th quarter of the 2005 Writers of the Future contest.[3]

His first novel, Lamentation, was published on February 17, 2009.[4] Based on a previous short story entitled "Of Metal Men and Scarlet Thread and Dancing with the Sunrise",[5] it is but the first of five in the Psalms of Isaak saga. Book two, Canticle, was released in October 2009.[6]


Psalms of Isaak[edit]

  1. Lamentation, Tor Books, February 2009
  2. Canticle, Tor Books, October 2009
  3. Antiphon, Tor Books, September 2010
  4. Requiem, Tor Books, June 2013
  5. Hymn, Tor Books, Forthcoming

Short fiction[edit]

  • "The Taking Night", Talebones, Winter 2000
  • "So Sang the Girl Who Had No Name", Twilight Showcase, 2001 and Fortean Bureau, December 2004
  • "Edward Bear and the Very Long Walk", Talebones, Spring 2001 and Best of the Rest 3: Best Unknown Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2001, ed. Brian Youmans, Suddenly Press, 2002 and Revolution SF, July 2006 and Escape Pod, February 2008
  • "Fearsome Jones' Discarded Love Collection", Fortean Bureau, July 2004
  • "A Good Hair Day in Anarchy", Lone Star Stories, June 2005 and Best of the Rest 4: Best Unknown Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2005, ed. Brian Youmans, Suddenly Press, 2006
  • "Into the Blank Where Life is Hurled", L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXI, ed. Algis Budrys, Galaxy Press, 2005
  • "The Santaman Cycle", TEL:Stories, ed. Jay Lake, Wheatland Press, 2005
  • "On the Settling of Ancient Scores", Son and Foe, November 2005
  • "The Man With Great Despair Behind His Eyes", Talebones, Winter 2005 and Prime Codex, ed. Lawrence M. Schoen and Michael Livingston, Paper Golem, 2007
  • "That When I Waked I Cried to Dream Again", Insidious Reflections, January 2006
  • "Action Team-Ups Number Thirty-Seven", Shimmer Magazine, Winter 2006
  • "East of Eden and Just a Bit South", Aeon Speculative Fiction, February 2006
  • "There Once Was a Girl From Nantucket (A Fortean Love Story)" (with John A. Pitts), Fortean Bureau, March 2006
  • "Of Metal Men and Scarlet Thread and Dancing with the Sunrise", Realms of Fantasy, August 2006 and Best New Fantasy 2, ed. Sean Wallace, Prime Books
  • "That Old-Time Religion", Weird Tales, November 2007
  • "Soon We Shall All Be Saunders", Polyphony 6, ed. Deborah Layne and Jay Lake, Wheatland Press, 2006
  • "One Small Step", Aeon Speculative Fiction, Issue 9, November 2006
  • "The Great Little Falls Revival", Science Fiction Trails, Pirate Dog Press, ed. David P. Riley, 2007
  • "Summer in Paris, Light from the Sky", Clarkesworld Magazine, November 2007
  • What Child Is This, I Ask the Midnight Clear", Shimmer Magazine Holiday Chapbook, Winter 2007
  • "The Doom of Love in Small Spaces", Realms of Fantasy, April 2008
  • "The God-Voices of Settler's Rest", Intergalactic Medicine Show, July 2008
  • "The Night the Stars Sang Out My Name", Abyss and Apex, Third Quarter 2008.
  • "Invisible Empire of Ascending Light", Eclipse 2, Nightshade Books, ed. Jonathan Strahen,2008
  • "The Second Gift Given", Clarkesworld Magazine, February 2009
  • "A Weeping Czar Beholds the Fallen Moon",, February 2009
  • "Love in the Time of Car Alarms", The Trouble with Heroes, ed. Denise Little, DAW Books, November 2009
  • "In Time of Despair and Darkness", Realms of Fantasy, December 2009
  • "The Starship Mechanic" (with Jay Lake),, January 2010
  • "A Symmetry of Serpents and Doves", Metatropolis: Cascadia, Audible Frontiers, ed. John Scalzi, November 2010
  • "Making My Entrance Again With My Usual Flair",, January 2011
  • "If Dragon's Mass Eve Be Cold and Clear",, December 2011

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