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Tune in this coming Saturday at 4 pm Pacific, 7 pm Eastern when hosts Susan Fox and Gene Turnbow welcome award winning science fiction author Lawrence M. Schoen back to the microphone on this week’s episode of The Event Horizon.

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Lawrence M. Schoen, author of the Barsk novels, The Amazing Conroy series (the Buffalito stories) and founder and curator of the Klingon Language Institute.

Already well known in the sci-fi fandom community for his Barsk novels and The Amazing Conroy series of books about a galaxy travelling con man and his miniature oxygen-farting pet buffalito, Lawrence M. Schoen’s new project is his Kickstarter campaign for his new anthology, Transcendent Boston and Other Stories.

Lawrence M. Schoen holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, is a past Astounding, Hugo, and Nebula, nominee, won the Cóyotl award for best novel twice, founded the Klingon Language Institute, is a hypnotherapist specializing in authors’ issues, and writes science fiction and fantasy ranging from the humorous to the deeply philosophical. In 2019 he was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, an incurable form of cancer. He is currently in remission and writing writing writing, because eventually the cancer will come back.

From Schoen’s description of the anthology:

The title story, Transcendent Boston, was written last year for a charity anthology to help keep an old woman in her home. Two other stories in this book were created in response to invitations by Indie giant Craig Martelle for his Expanding Universe anthologies. Three stories were written for the ReDeus shared world anthologies created by Aaron Rosenberg and Robert Greenberger. One story I wrote (with my co-author Brian Thorne) is a prequel short to the Demon Codex urban fantasy series which is coming out now from LMBPN publishing this month! And another story was a short bit from my novel. The Moons of Barsk that ended up on the cutting room floor. Filling out the rest of the book are an assortment of tales, some old, some new, that are gathered here in this collection for the first time.


Schoen’s newest book, just out, is Soul Bottles, book 1 of the Demon Codex series, by Laurence M. Schoen and Brian Thorne.

Someone has been gathering up the scattered pieces of an ancient tome of magic. If the Codex is assembled, it will unleash the power to summon daemons.

Professor Derrick Watson, expert in daemonic languages, would prefer to remain secure in his ivory tower at a Philadelphia university.

Except, his most talented former students are being set up, and innocent people are dying as a result.

Can Watson track down the pieces of the Codex before more people fall victim to its power? Should he even try?

Watson finds that he has no choice. He is overly protective of his students and he’s the best person for the job. Which sucks for him. He’d rather continue with his pedantic research and play chess with his necromancer best friend.

But even in a world where magic exists, we seldom get what we want.

Watson is forced to navigate a maze of elementals, undead, and rival mages. Can he protect his friends and his community? Or will the other powers at play outwit the professor?

Book 2 is available for preorder and is expected to be released on May 24, 2022.


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Stay tuned after the show to hear Chapter 2 of R. S. Mellette’s

Kiya and the Morian Treasure

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