Lou Antonelli

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Lou Antonelli
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Born Louis Sergio Antonelli
(1957-01-06) January 6, 1957 (age 58)
Medford, Massachusetts, USA
Occupation Author, journalist

Louis Sergio "Lou" Antonelli (born January 6, 1957 in Medford, Massachusetts) is an American speculative fiction author who writes primarily alternate history, secret history, science fiction, and fantasy. He resides in Mount Pleasant, Texas. Antonelli's stories have been published in print publications based in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and Canada, as well as e-zines based in India and Portugal. His fiction is often characterized by a Texas setting, a strong use of dialogue, and twist or surprise endings.

Early life[edit]

Antonelli is a Massachusetts native and grew up in Rockland. As a young man, he attended Columbia University and lived in New York City.

In 1982, at the age of 25, Antonelli ran as a Republican for the United States House of Representatives in a district including most of the West Side of Manhattan Island along with parts of The Bronx. He lost to the Democratic incumbent Ted Weiss by a margin of 85%-15%.[1]

In 1985, Antonelli moved to Texas. In 1992, he was elected to a term as a member of the Cedar Hill ISD school board and served until 1995.

Writing career[edit]

Antoniell is a professional journalist. In March 2015, he was named managing editor of The Clarksville Times based in Clarskville, Texas.[2]

Antonelli got a late start in his fiction writing career; his first story was published when he was 46 years old in June 2003. His first professional sale was "A Rocket for the Republic", published in Asimov's Science Fiction in September 2005.[3] His 2012 short story "Great White Ship" was nominated for the Sidewise Award for Alternate History.[4]

As of June 2015 he had 94 short stories published either in print or online. He is an Active Member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) and Secretary of the Society for the Advancement of Speculative Storytelling (SASS).

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Patricia (Randolph) Antonelli, a Dallas native. They have three adopted dogs; Millie, Sugar, and Peltro Antonelli.

Bibliography[edit]

Collections[edit]

  • Fantastic Texas (2009)
  • Texas & Other Planets (2010)
  • Music for Four Hands with Edward Morris (2011)
  • The Clock Struck None (2014)

Non-Fiction[edit]

  • Letters from Gardner (2014)

Anthologies[edit]

  • The First Bewildering Stories Anthology (2006, Adventure Books, ISBN 1-411-68538-5, paperback, 164 pages)
  • Zombified: An Anthology of All Things Zombie (2011, Sky Warrior, ISBN 0-615-91027-0, paperback, 206 pages)
  • Zombie Writing (2012, Create Space, ISBN 1-469-93147-8, paperback, 160 pages)
  • Song Stories: Volume 1 (2013, Song Story Press, ASIN B00BTZRVIE, e-book, 196 pages)
  • Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera for a New Age (2013, Every Day Publishing, ISBN 0-988-12575-7, hardcover, 360 pages)

Short stories[edit]

2003
  1. "Silvern" - RevolutionSF, June 2003
  2. "Silence is Golden" - RevolutionSF, August 2003 *
  3. "Comes the Juju Man" - GateWay science fiction, December 2003
  4. "S*P*P*A*M*" - Bewildering Stories, December 2003
2004
  1. "Rome, If You Want To" - Surprising Stories, May 2004
  2. "Pen Pal" - RevolutionSF, July 2004 *
  3. "I Got You" - Bewildering Stories, July 2004 *
  4. "Flash, Bam, Boom - A Flash Anthology)" - Bewildering Stories, July 2004[5]
  5. "Doppelgangster" - Bewildering Stories, September 2004[6]
  6. "Double-Crossing the Styx" - Continuum Science Fiction, Fall 2004
  7. "The Rocket-Powered Cat" - RevolutionSF, December 2004 *
  8. "Circe in Vitro" - Astounding Tales, December 2004 *
2005
  1. "They Call It Time" - AlienSkin, Dec./Jan. 2005
  2. "Won't You Come Home, Bill Buckley?" - Bewildering Stories, Feb. 2005
  3. "Big Girl" - Ultraverse, May/June 2005.
  4. "The Hideaway" - AlienSkin, June/July 2005.
  5. "The Honor of the Blue Devil Patrol" - Beyond Centauri, June/July 2005.
  6. "The Cast Iron Dybbuk" - June/July 2005, Andromeda Spaceways In-flight Magazine.*
  7. "Dialogue" - RevolutionSF, August 2005. *
  8. "A Rocket for the Republic" - Asimov's Science Fiction, Sept. 2005. * **
  9. "After Image" - Surprising Stories, Sept. 2005.
  10. "The Queen of Guilty Pleasures" - Bewildering Stories, Oct. 2005.
2006
  1. "The Dragon's Black Box" - Bewildering Stories, February 2006.
  2. "A Djinn for General Houston" - Surprising Stories, May 2006 (reprinted in Science Fiction Trails 2010)
  3. "The Runner at Dawn" - Worlds of Wonder, July 2006.
  4. "Wish List" - RevolutionSF, August 2006.
  5. "Berserker" - OG Speculative Fiction, September 2006.
  6. "Good Old Gal" - Nova Science Fiction No. 18, Fall 2006
  7. "Eva" - Neometropolis, December 2006 (with Ed Morris)
2007
  1. "The Amerikaan Way" - Atomjack magazine, March 2007
  2. "Avatar" - Darker Matter, April 2007 *
  3. "Insight" - Twisted Tongue, May 2007
  4. "It's Wonderful, Life" - Twisted Tongue, May 2007
  5. "Fermi's Fraternity" - Planetary Stories, September 2007
  6. "Body by Fisher" - FenCon IV Souvenir Program Book, September 2007
  7. "My Ugly Little Self" - Twisted Tongue, December 2007
  8. "Off the Hook" (with Ed Morris) - Dark Recesses - December 2007
2008
  1. "The Witch of Waxahachie" - Jim Baen's Universe - April 2008*
  2. "Video Killed the Radio Star" - Aphelion the Webzine of Science Fiction and Fantasy - December 2008
2009
  1. "Acroscaphe" (with Ed Morris) - Planetary Stories - January 2009
  2. "The Silver Dollar Saucer" - Ray Gun Revival - January 2009
  3. "Professor Malakoff's Amazing Ethereal Telegraph" - Science Fiction Trails No. 4 - March 2009
  4. "Good News for the Dead" - M-Brane SF April 2009
  5. "Airy Chick" - Alienskin magazine, June 2009
  6. "Stairway to Heaven" (with Ed Morris), Encounters Nov. 2009
  7. "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" (with Ed Morris), The Fifth Dimension, Dec. 2009
  8. "Twilight on the Finger Lakes", Bewildering Stories, Dec. 2009
2010
  1. "Across the Plains", Abandoned Towers, March 2010
  2. "Scouts' Honor", Young Adult Literature Review, Spring 2010
  3. "Dispatches from The Troubles" - Greatest Uncommon Denominator (GUD), Summer 2010*
2011
  1. "Black Hats and Blackberrys" - Bewildering Stories, March 2011
  2. "Irredenta" - World SF Blog, March 15, 2011
  3. "Meet Me at the Grassy Knoll" - 4 Star Stories, Spring 2011
  4. "Hopscotch and Hottentots" - Shadowgate, April 2011
  5. "Ghost Writer" - Flashes in the Dark, June 16, 2011
  6. "Mak Siccar" - 4 Star Stories, Summer 2011
  7. "The Goddess of Bleecker Street" - Kalkion, July 2011
  8. "Re-opening Night" - 4 Star Stories - Sept. 2011
  9. "The Quantum Gunman" - Drink Tank 300, Nov. 2011
  10. "Tell Gilgamesh I'm Sorry" - Bewildering Stories, Dec. 2011
  11. "Rockets and Reindeer" - 4 Star Stories, Dec. 2011
2012
  1. "The Centurion and the Rainman" - Buzzy Mag, March 2012
  2. "Encounter in Camelot" - 4 Star Stories, Spring 2012
  3. "Great White Ship" - Daily Science Fiction, May 11, 2012
  4. "Accidental Witness" - Planetary Stories, Spring 2012
  5. "Double Exposure" - Daily Science Fiction, June 11, 2012
  6. "The Starship Theodora" - Nova Science Fiction, Summer 2012
  7. "Pirates of the Ozarks" - Science Fiction Trails No. 8, Fall 2012
  8. "Barsoom Billy" - Science Fiction Trails, No. 9 All Martian Spectacular Fall 2012
  9. "Damascus Interrupted" - Phantasmagorium, Sept. 2012
  10. "The Way of the Heretic" - 4 Star Stories, Fall 2012
  11. "Snow Globe" - Bewildering Stories No. 500 Fall 2012
  12. "The Relic" - Stupefying Stories Dec. 2012
  13. "Racing with the Sunset" - 4 Star Stories, Winter 2012
  14. "Crab Apples" - Sein und Werden, Winter 2012
2013
  1. "Uncle Gumball Saves the World" - Pulp Spirit (with Ed Morris), January 2013
  2. "Ladybug, Ladybug" - GalaxyFest 2013 Yearbook, February 2013
  3. "Wet and Wild" - 4 Star Stories, March 1, 2013
  4. "Hearts Made of Stone" - Song Stories (anthology), March 15, 2013
  5. "The Return of Alfred Bester" - International Speculative Fiction, April 1, 2013
  6. "Custodes" - The Fifth Dimension, Sept. 2013
  7. "The Stinky Men" - Fevered Dreams, Oct. 2013
2014
  1. "Bindlestiff's Daughter" - The Lorelei Signal, January 2014
  2. "Playing Catch-Up" - SciFi Max, May 2014
  3. "The Sub-Basement" - The Ironic Fantastic No. 3, Sept. 2014
  4. "Back Own My Stab" - Every Day Fiction, Sept. 16, 2014
  5. "Bigfoot Fruit" - Common Oddities Speculative Fiction Sideshow Sept. 2014
  6. "On a Spiritual Plain" - Sci-Phi Journal No. 2 November 2014 ***
  7. "The Girl Who Couldn't Fly" - "Unconventional Fantasy, a Celebration of 40 Years of the World Fantasy Convention' - Nov. 6-9, 2014
  8. "Ad Valorem" - Omni Reboot, December 11, 2014
2015
  1. "The Cookie Crumbles" - ConDFW XIV Souvenir Program Book, February 2015
  2. "The Grove of Curiosities" - 4 Star Stories, No. 14
  3. "Cerulean Dream" - Tales of the Talisman, Vol. X No. 3
  4. "The Queen of the Lesser Gods" - C Spot magazine, June 2015

* Eleven stories have received honorable mentions in The Year's Best Science Fiction published by St. Martin's Press for 2011, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005 and 2004.

** "A Rocket for the Republic" placed third in the Asimov's Science Fiction Readers Poll for 2005 in the Short Story category.

*** On a Spiritual Plain was nominated for Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1984 print edition of the Almanac of American Politics
  2. ^ "Newsmakers March 2015". Texas Press Association. March 2015. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  3. ^ "The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2005". Locus. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Past Winners and Finalists: 2012". Sidewise Awards for Alternate History. July 1, 2013. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  5. ^ Antonelli, Lou (July 2004). "Flash, Bam, Boom". Bewildering Stories (108). Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ Antonelli, Lou (September 2004). "Doppelgangster". Bewildering Stories (113). Retrieved June 8, 2015. 

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