Robert T. Jeschonek

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Robert T. Jeschonek
Robert Jeschonek 2011.jpg
Jeschonek in 2011
Born (1965-09-12) September 12, 1965 (age 51)
Nationality American
Period Early 21st century
Genre Science fiction, fantasy, literary, young adult, horror, slipstream, poetry

Robert T. Jeschonek (born September 12, 1965) is an American writer and author of essays, articles, comic books, and podcasts. He writes fiction in a wide range of genres, including fantasy, humor, literary, mystery, science fiction, and super-heroes. His work is intended for young readers, young adults, and adult readers. Fantasy author Adrian Phoenix has called him "...the literary love child of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman."[1]


His young adult urban fantasy novel, My Favorite Band Does Not Exist, was published in 2011 by Clarion Books.[2] It was named a Top Ten First Novel for Youth by Booklist and won first place in the Teen/Young Adult category of the 2012 Forward National Literature Awards.[3] His science fiction thriller, Day 9, won first place in the Fiction: Cross-Genre category of the 2013 International Book Awards.[4] Jeschonek also won the 2013 Scribe Award for Best Original Novel from the International Association of Media and Tie-In Writers for his alternate history novel Tannhäuser: Rising Sun, Falling Shadows.[5]

According to Mike Resnick, "(Jeschonek) sees the world like no one else sees it, and makes incredibly witty, incisive stories out of that skewed worldview."[6] Jeschonek was long-listed for the British Fantasy Award in 2007 for his story, "Fear of Rain."[7]

Jeschonek's credits include Star Trek fiction published by Pocket Books[7] and Doctor Who fiction from Big Finish. Jeschonek's work appeared in three volumes of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, winning the grand prize in Volume VI.[8] He is one of a select few writers who have been invited to write stories in Peter David's Star Trek: New Frontier universe.[8] His story, "Oil and Water," appeared in Star Trek: New Frontier: No Limits.

Jeschonek is based in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, where he served as editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Advocate.[9]

Jeschonek was also part of the group that published Flood City Comics in the mid-1980s. Flood City Comics was billed as the first comic book series published and sold in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The series ran five issues, numbered backward from 100 (reverting to a forward-numbered sequence with the fourth issue), and featured stories by local writers and artists. Jeschonek edited four of the five issues and contributed stories including "Johnstown Man" (a local superhero) and "Chow World" (adventures on a planet of talking food).[10]



  • Long Live Glosser's, Pie Press (2014).
  • Penn Traffic Forever, Pie Press (2015).
  • The Glory of Gable's, Pie Press (2016).

Johnstown, Pennsylvania short fiction[edit]

  • Christmas at Glosser's, Pie Press (2013).
  • Easter at Glosser's, Pie Press (2015).
  • Halloween at Glosser's, Pie Press (2015).
  • A Glosser's Christmas Love Story, Pie Press (2016).


  • Dolphin Knight, Pie Press (2010).
  • My Favorite Band Does Not Exist, Clarion Books (2011).
  • Bloodliner, Pie Press (2011).
  • Day 9, Pie Press (2011).
  • Earthshaker, Pie Press (2011).
  • Dick by Law, Pie Press (2012).
  • The Masked Family, Pie Press (2012).
  • Battlenaut Crucible, Pie Press (2012).
  • Tannhäuser: Rising Sun, Falling Shadows, Fantasy Flight Games (2012).
  • Death by Polka, Pie Press (2012).
  • A Pinstriped Finger's My Only Friend, Pie Press (2013).
  • Unbullied, Pie Press (2014).
  • Deathlands: Child of Slaughter, (as James Axler) Gold Eagle (2015).

Short story collection[edit]

Mad Scientist Meets Cannibal, PS Publishing (2008).

Short fiction[edit]

Comic books[edit]

Podcast fiction[edit]

Twitter Serial[edit]

Shave, in Thaumatrope (January 2010).

Star Trek fiction[edit]

  • "Whatever You Do, Don't Read This Story" in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Volume III, Pocket Books (2000). (Third Prize Winner.)
  • "The Shoulders of Giants" in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Volume V, Pocket Books (2002).
  • "Our Million-Year Mission" in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Volume VI, Pocket Books (2003). (Grand Prize Winner.)
  • "Oil and Water" in Star Trek: New Frontier: No Limits, Pocket Books (2003).
  • "The Secret Heart of Zolaluz" in Star Trek: Voyager: Distant Shores, Pocket Books (2005).
  • Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers: The Cleanup, E-book, Pocket Books (2006).
  • Star Trek: Voyages of Imagination, Pocket Books (2006).
  • "The Cleanup" in Star Trek: Corps of Engineers: Out of the Cocoon, Pocket Books (2010).

Doctor Who[edit]

Captain Midnight[edit]

Essays, articles, etc.[edit]

  • "To Boldly Go Where No Comic Has Gone Before: Ten Of The Best Star Trek Comic Book Stories" in Amazing Heroes #181 (July 1990)
  • "Here Come the Lower Deckers" in Star Trek Magazine #7 (Sept/Oct 2007)
  • "Be Like House!" in House Unauthorized, Benbella Books (2007).
  • "Time: The Final Frontier" in Star Trek Magazine #10 (Mar/Apr 2008)
  • "Final Authority" in Star Trek Magazine #16 (Mar 2009)
  • "Sympathy for the Devils" in In the Hunt: Unauthorized Essays on Supernatural, Benbella Books (2009).
  • "Neelix & Kes" in Star Trek Magazine #32 (Mar 2011)
  • "Fringe Double-Blinded Me With Science" in Fringe Science, Benbella Books (2011).
  • "Star Trek: Enterprise Season 3" in Star Trek Magazine #37 (Oct/Nov 2011)
  • "A Canvas as Big as a World" in Mars One, Humanity's Next Great Adventure, Benbella Books (2016).



  • The Greatest Serial Killer in the Universe, Tsetse Press (2010).
  • Fear of Rain, Tsetse Press (2010).
  • Rose Head, Tsetse Press (2010).
  • My Cannibal Lover, Tsetse Press (2010).
  • The First Detect-Eve, Tsetse Press (2010).
  • The Love Quest of Smidgen the Snack Cake, Tsetse Press (2010).
  • Forced Retirement, Tsetse Press (2010).
  • Playing Doctor, Tsetse Press (2010).
  • Blazing Bodices, Tsetse Press (2010).
  • Serial Killer vs. E-Merica, Tsetse Press (2010).
  • Trek This!, Tsetse Press (2010).
  • Trek Off!, Tsetse Press (2010).
  • Trek Fail!, Tsetse Press (2010).
  • The Dolphin Knight, Tsetse Press (2010).
  • The Genie's Secret, Tsetse Press (2010).
  • Dick by Law, Tsetse Press (2010).
  • Bloodliner, Tsetse Press (2010).
  • Groupie Everlasting, Tsetse Press (2010).
  • Earthshaker, Tsetse Press (2010).
  • The Masked Family, Tsetse Press (2010).
  • Dionysus Dying, Tsetse Press (2010).
  • 6 Fantasy Stories, Tsetse Press (2010).
  • 6 Scifi Stories, Tsetse Press (2010).
  • 6 Short Stories, Tsetse Press (2010).
  • Lump, Pie Press (2010).
  • Dancing With Murder, (as Samantha Shepherd), Pie Press (2010).
  • Universal Language, Pie Press (2011).
  • Diary of a Maggot, Pie Press (2011).
  • Heroes of Global Warming, Pie Press (2011).
  • Tommy Puke and the Boy with the Golden Barf, Pie Press (2011).
  • One Awake In All The World, Pie Press (2011).
  • Give the Hippo What He Wants, Pie Press (2011).
  • The Teacher of the Century, Pie Press (2011).
  • The Return of Alice, Pie Press (2011).
  • Off the Face of the Earth, Pie Press (2011).
  • Road Rage, Pie Press (2011).
  • Something Borrowed, Something Doomed, Pie Press (2011).
  • 6 More Scifi Stories, Pie Press (2011).
  • Girl Meets Mind Reader, Pie Press (2011).
  • The Sword That Spoke, Pie Press (2011).
  • 6 More Fantasy Stories, Pie Press (2011).
  • Day 9, Pie Press (2011).
  • 7 Comic Book Scripts, Pie Press (2011).
  • Backtracker, (as Jason Koenig), Pie Press (2011).
  • Crimes in the Key of Murder, Pie Press (2011).
  • Who Unkilled Johnny Murder? Pie Press (2011).
  • The Foolproof Cure for Cancer, Pie Press (2011).
  • The Other Waiter, Pie Press (2011).
  • 6 Crime Stories, Pie Press (2011).
  • Getting Higher, Pie Press (2011).
  • The Shrooms of Benares, Pie Press (2011).
  • Star Sex, Pie Press (2011).
  • Trek Script!, Pie Press (2011).
  • Trek Script 2, Pie Press (2011).
  • Trek Novel!, Pie Press (2011).
  • Trek You!, Pie Press (2011).
  • Trek It!, Pie Press (2011).
  • Tommy Puke and the World's Grossest Grown-Up, Pie Press (2011).
  • Lenin of the Stars, Pie Press (2012).
  • Forced Betrayal, Pie Press (2012).
  • Beware the Black Battlenaut, Pie Press (2012).
  • Flight of Ideas, Pie Press (2012).
  • Forced Partnership, Pie Press (2012).
  • The Wife Who Never Was, Pie Press (2012).
  • 7 More Comic Book Scripts, Pie Press (2012).
  • 6 Superhero Stories, Pie Press (2012).
  • Mr. Sandman: The Dream Lord Awakens, Pie Press (2012).
  • Heaven Bent, A Novel, Pie Press (2012).
  • Snowman's Chance in Hell, Pie Press (2012).
  • The Bear in the Cable-Knit Sweater, Pie Press (2012).
  • Scifi Motherlode, Pie Press (2012).
  • 7 Comic Book Scripts Strike Again, Pie Press (2013).
  • Warning! Do Not Read This Story! Pie Press (2012).
  • Tijuana, Massachusetts, Pie Press (2013).
  • The Secret of the Ultimate Male Enhancement, Pie Press (2013).
  • A Pinstriped Finger's My Only Friend, Pie Press (2013).
  • Luminaria, Pie Press (2013).
  • The Memory of You Lingers, Pie Press (2013).
  • Undercrowd, Pie Press (2013).
  • The Slaughterers, Pie Press (2013).
  • Daddy's Little Girl, Pie Press (2013).
  • The Walking Bomb, Pie Press (2013).
  • Christmas at Glosser's, Pie Press (2013).
  • Six Scifi Stories Volume Four, Pie Press (2014).
  • The Spinach Can's Son, Pie Press (2014).
  • Cock-a-Doodle Die, Pie Press (2014).
  • Long Live Glosser's, Pie Press (2014).
  • Easter at Glosser's, Pie Press (2015).
  • Comic Book Motherlode, Pie Press (2015).
  • The Dancing Dead, Pie Press (2015).
  • The Messiah Business, Pie Press (2016).
  • Monkey Sea, Monkey Do, Pie Press (2017).


  1. ^ Jeschonek, Robert (September 9, 2011). "Seven Comic Book Scripts Volume One". Pie Press. Retrieved May 7, 2017 – via Amazon. 
  2. ^ admin. "Back from New York - The Fictioneer". Retrieved May 7, 2017. 
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  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Scribe Award Winners Announced - Lee Goldberg". July 21, 2013. Retrieved May 7, 2017. 
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ a b [3]
  8. ^ a b Ayers, Jeff. Star Trek: Voyages of Imagination. New York: Pocket Books, 2006: 557-558. ISBN 1-4165-0349-8
  9. ^ Hunter, Robert J. (1996). The Evolution of a College: A Chronicle of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 1927–1993. Johnstown, PA: University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Press.
  10. ^ Jeschonek, Robert T. (2012). Seven Comic Book Stories Volume One. Johnstown, PA: Pie Press Publishing

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