Lawrence M. Schoen

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Lawrence M. Schoen
Lawrence M. Schoen.jpg
Born (1959-07-27) July 27, 1959 (age 58)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation Psychologist, researcher, publisher, author
Nationality American
Genre Science fiction, fantasy
Website
www.lawrencemschoen.com

Lawrence M. Schoen (born July 27, 1959) is an American author, publisher, psychologist, hypnotist, and expert in the Klingon language.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Schoen was born in Chicago, Illinois, but his family moved to Southern California when he was 18 months old, and he grew up in Culver City.[3]

In 1983, he graduated with B.S. in Psycholinguistics from California State University, Northridge, having designed his own major, and then moved on to Kansas City University where he earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Psychology. In graduate school, Schoen's research focused on cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics.[4]

Doctorate in hand, he spent the next ten years in academia as an assistant professor at New College of Florida, Lake Forest College in Illinois, and Chestnut Hill College in Pennsylvania. He then moved to the private sector and currently serves as the director of research and analytics for a medical center which provides mental health and addiction treatment service works throughout Philadelphia.[5]

Schoen lives in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.[6]

Author[edit]

Schoen attended the 1998 session of James Gunn's two-week Writers' Workshop in Science Fiction on the campus of the University of Kansas.[7] In 2010, he participated in Walter Jon Williams' two-week master class, the Taos Toolbox.

He has been nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, the Hugo Award for Best Short Story, the Nebula Award for Best Novella three times,[8][9][10] as well as receiving nominations for both the Nebula Award for Best Novel[11] and the Cóyotl Award for Best Novel.[12]

Some of his more notable works as an author include the Amazing Conroy series of science fiction stories and novels, the first of which appeared in 2001,[13] about a space-traveling stage hypnotist and his alien companion animal (a "buffalito") that can consume anything and farts oxygen. Among these, the short story "Yesterday's Taste"[14] and the novellas Barry's Tale (2012),[15] Trial of the Century (2013),[16] and Calendrical Regression (2015)[17] have received award nominations.

Schoen appeared at Book Expo America in May 2015, where he was presented as one of four authors described by Tor Books as the next generation of science fiction and fantasy, based on his novel Barsk: The Elephants' Graveyard, anthropomorphic SF that explores prophecy, intolerance, political betrayal, and a drug that lets one talk to the dead.

In the Summer of 2015, he joined the staff at Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show as Reprint Editor, replacing Darrell Schweitzer as the magazine's interviewer.

Klingonist[edit]

Schoen founded the Klingon Language Institute[18] and has published Klingon translations of William Shakespeare's plays Hamlet (The Klingon Hamlet, ISBN 978-0671035785) and Much Ado About Nothing (ISBN 978-1587155017), as well as the Epic of Gilgamesh (ISBN 978-1587153389) and the Tao Te Ching (ISBN 978-0964434523). In the realm of Klingon nonfiction, Schoen edited and published The Grammarian's Desk (978-0964434530), a collection of essays written by Captain Krankor (Rich Yampell). He also served as the editor of HolQeD (ISSN 1061-2327), the quarterly journal of the KLI, for the entirety of its 13-year run. He was featured in Director Alexandre O. Philippe's documentary about the Klingon Language Institute, Earthlings: Ugly Bags of Mostly Water (2004).[19] In 2011, he produced a daily Klingon language podcast called DaHjaj Hol.[20] (See Klingon Language Institute#Publications.)

Small press publisher[edit]

Schoen is the publisher and chief editor for Paper Golem, a speculative fiction small press started in November, 2006. The first book it published was Prime Codex, an anthology of previously published stories by members of the Codex Writers Group, of which Schoen is a founding member.[21] Paper Golem is Schoen's vehicle for "paying it forward," and focuses on two mains tracks: publishing single author collections by relatively new authors (e.g., Cat Rambo in 2009, Eric James Stone in 2011), and the Alembical series, which produces anthologies of original novellas (J. Kathleen Cheney's novella "Iron Shoes", from Alembical 2, received a nomination for the Nebula Award).[22]

Hypnotist[edit]

In 2013, Schoen took a page from one of his fictional creations and became certified as a hypnotherapist by the International Association of Professional Conversational Hypnotists (IAPCH), with the intention of developing materials to aid other writers grappling with problems common to their field (e.g., writer's block).[23]

Published works[edit]

The "Conroyverse"[edit]

Novels[edit]

Novellas[edit]

Novelettes[edit]

Short stories[edit]

In addition to the above, the following stories include characters from or are set in the same universe as the Amazing Conroy works:

Novels[edit]

  • Barsk: The Elephants' Graveyard (2015) Tor Books

Collections[edit]

Short fiction[edit]

  • "A Fool’s Death" in Abyss and Apex, 2006. Audio release, The Drabblecast, 2010.
  • "A Single Shot" in M-Brane SF, 2010.
  • "Artificial Contrariness" in Dragonscroll, volume 1, number 5, 1999.
  • "Bug Juice" in The Age Of Wonders, 2000, SFF Net.
  • "Candeloro’s Magic" in Dragonscroll, volume 1, number 3, 1999.
  • "Case Study" in Terra Incognita, 2000.
  • "Cat Futures" in The Town Drunk, 2006.
  • "Chasing The Bear" in Speculon Webzine, 2002.
  • "Cruel Teacher" in Speculon Webzine, 2003.
  • "Coca Xocalātl" in ReDeus: Divine Tales, 2012, Crazy 8 Press.
  • "Cycles" in Spaceways Weekly, 2000.
  • "Death and Loss” in Sweet Potato Pie and Other Stories, 2010, Hadley Rille Books.
  • "Euphemism Skin" in Spaceways Weekly, 1999. Reprinted in The Annual Best Of SpaceWays Weekly, 2000. Reprinted in Aliens And AIs, 2005, Eggplant Literary Productions.
  • "Experimental Design" in The Martian Wave, 1998.
  • "Fermentation" in The Martian Wave, 1998.
  • "Fitzwell’s Oracle" in Aeon, 2007.
  • "Gift Time" in Barren Worlds, 2008, Hadley Rille Books.
  • "Golem Summer" in Elysian Fiction, 2003.
  • "In Case" in Sweet Potato Pie and Other Stories, 2010, Hadley Rille Books.
  • "jubHa’" in Strange New Worlds III, 2000, Gallery Books.
  • "Just Add Water" in Sweet Potato Pie and Other Stories, 2010, Hadley Rille Books.
  • "Marcy of the Seals" in Global Warming Aftermaths, in press, Hadley Rille Books.
  • "Mars Needs Baby Seals" in Destination: Future, 2010, Hadley Rille Books.
  • "Names" in Jackhammer, 1998. Reprinted in Visionair, 2000. Reprinted in Planet Relish, 2000.
  • "Of Storm and Furry: Contemporary Past" in Mythagoras, 1990.
  • "Of Storm and Furry: Petals and Vents" in Mythagoras, 1990.
  • "Past Waves" in Strange Plasma, 1990. Reprinted in The Martian Wave, 1999. Reprinted in Electric Velocipede, 2001.
  • "Pidgin" in Aliens And AIs, 2005, Eggplant Literary Productions. Audio release, The Drabblecast, 2010.
  • "Pun Gazing" in Aliens And AIs, 2005, Eggplant Literary Productions.
  • "Quantum Pen" in Artemis, 2003.
  • "Red Shell" in Speculon Webzine, 2001.
  • "Retro-Virus" in Speculon Webzine, 2001. Reprinted in Aliens And AIs, 2005, Eggplant Literary Productions.
  • "Schroedinger’s Closet" in Sweet Potato Pie and Other Stories, 2010, Hadley Rille Books.
  • "Singing for the Man" in 'ReDeus: Beyond Borders," 2013, Crazy 8 Press.
  • "Smooth Manuever" in Blue Food, 2001. Reprinted in Aliens And AIs, 2005, Eggplant Literary Productions.
  • "Solitaire" in Not One Of Us, 2001.
  • "Stations of the Cheeseburger" in TEL : Stories, 2005, Wheatland Press. Reprinted in Sweet Potato Pie and Other Stories, 2010, Hadley Rille Books.
  • "Sweet Potato Pie" in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, 2005. Reprinted in Sweet Potato Pie and Other Stories, 2010, Hadley Rille Books.
  • "Take Me To Your Leiderkranz" in Analog Magazine, 2005.
  • "The Amulet in Winter" in The Magic in the Mirrorstone, 2008, Mirrorstone.
  • "The Conservation of Thelos" in Apex Digest, 2005.
  • "The Day After The Census" in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, 2003.
  • "The Epistemology of Bread" in Lenox Avenue, 2005.
  • "The Fourth Person" in ReDeus: Native Lands, 2013, Crazy 8 Press.
  • "The Game Of Leaf And Smile" in AEON Magazine, 2005.
  • "The Moment" in Footprints, 2009, Hadley Rille Books.
  • "The Novice" in Gothic.net, 1999.
  • "The Promise" in Spaceways Weekly, number 55, 1998.
  • "The Sky’s The Limit" in All Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories, 2004, Wheatland Press.
  • "The Wrestler and the Spear Fisher" in The Stories in Between, 2010, Fantasist Enterprises.
  • "Thinking" in AEON Magazine, 2006.
  • "Thirst For Knowledge" in Maelstrom SF, number 3, 1999.
  • "Thresher" in Breach the Hull, 2007, Dark Quest, LLC.
  • "Whale Song" in Spaceways Weekly, 2000. Reprinted in Spin (Finnish), 2005.
  • "What Doesn’t Stay in Vegas" in Desolate Places, 2007, Hadley Rille Books.
  • "Writer’s Block" in Harbinger, 1999. Reprinted in The Martian Wave, 1999. Reprinted in The Goblin Muse, 2000.
  • "Xenosomnambulism" in Abyss & Apex, 2008.

Poetry[edit]

  • "Brown Bagging" in Spellbound, 1999.
  • "Choral Reef" in Spellbound, 2000.
  • "Coyote Librarian" in Spellbound, 2002.
  • "Dragon Math" in Spellbound, 2000.
  • "Every Janitor’s A Goblin" in Spellbound, 2000.
  • "Historical Trolls" in Spellbound, 2001.
  • "Minotaur Boys" in Faerie Gold, 1999.
  • "Snowball" in Spellbound, 1999.
  • "The Figurative Gryphon" in Speculon Webzine, 2002.
  • "The Gargoyle and the Bully" in Spellbound, 2000.
  • "The Last Day Of School" in Spellbound, 2002.
  • "The Vampire Jamboree in Sweet Potato Pie and Other Stories, 2010, Hadley Rille Books.

Edited works[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Interviews (text)[edit]

Interviews (video)[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "About the Author". Retrieved 2014-09-14. 
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  4. ^ "Press Kit". Lawrence M. Schoen. 2011-10-12. Retrieved 2018-02-02. 
  5. ^ "Study will test unusual but creative format to empower outpatients". Retrieved 2015-03-19. 
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  13. ^ Reichert, James S. (2001-06-12). "Reviews: Absolute Magnitude, #16, Summer 2001". Tangent. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  14. ^ "Yesterday's Taste". Transtories. Aeon Press. October 2011. 
  15. ^ Schoen, Lawrence M. (2012). Barry's Tale. Hadley Rille Books. 
  16. ^ Schoen, Lawrence M. (2013). Trial of the Century. World Jumping. 
  17. ^ Schoen, Lawrence M. (January 26, 2015). Calendrical Regression. NobleFusion Press. ASIN B00STWXR3I. 
  18. ^ Gorman, James (1993-04-05). "Klingon: The Final Frontier". TIME. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  19. ^ "Earthlings: Ugly Bags of Mostly Water - IMDb". Us.imdb.com. 2009-05-01. Retrieved 2014-09-06. 
  20. ^ "Lawrence M. Schoen | Archive | Podcasts". Lawrencemschoen.com. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  21. ^ "Codex Writers' Group: Links". Codexwriters.com. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
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  23. ^ "Lawrence Schoen on Linguistics, Hypnosis and Cuisine — With a Side of Buffalitos". File 770. 2016-06-09. Retrieved 2018-02-02. 
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  25. ^ "Locus Online News: 2010 Hugo and Campbell Awards Nominees". Locusmag.com. 2010-04-04. Archived from the original on 2013-10-07. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
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  27. ^ "Locus Online News » 2013 Nebula Awards Nominees Announced". Locusmag.com. 2014-02-20. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  28. ^ "Locus Online News » 2014 Nebula Awards Ballot Announced". Locusmag.com. 2015-02-20. Retrieved 2015-02-20. 
  29. ^ "Locus Online News » 2015 Nebula Awards Ballot". Locusmag.com. 2016-02-21. Retrieved 2016-02-21. 
  30. ^ "SFWA Names Kevin O'Donnell, Jr Service to SFWA Award Recipient: Lawrence M. Schoen". sfwa.org. 2016-05-13. Retrieved 2016-05-13. 
  31. ^ "The Furry Writers' Guild » Final Ballot for 2015!". coyotlawards.org. 2016-04-02. Retrieved 2016-04-02. 

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