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Brian K. Henry is the author of the fantasy novel HOUSE OF PRENSION and sci-fi novel SPACE COMMAND AND THE PLANET OF THE BEJEWELLED CONCUBINES, as well as the story collection SPACE COMMAND AND THE PLANETS OF DOOM. Primarily a writer of comedy and satire, Brian has also completed seven comedy screenplays, (including ZAK BEDFORD, PUNK DETECTIVE option to Feldco Development), several collaborations with punk-cabaret duo The Tyrants in Therapy and numerous short stories, sketches and, of course, tweets.
A California native and longtime Pasadena resident, Henry holds a PhD. in English from UC Riverside and a MA from CSU Fullerton. A die hard CD addict and music fan, his collection spans classical to Britpop to punk with especially large sections devoted to Mahler, Prokofiev, Wagner, the Dandy Warhols, XTC, Morrissey and the Smiths, Depeche Mode, Blur, Frank Black and the Pixies, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, The Damned, Rancid and Madness.
Henry’s dissertation focused on the works of Henry James, Nabokov, and Poe. Other literary favorites include Don DeLillo, Mark Twain, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
on Jan. 02, 2012 :
“Like the best works of fantasy, Brian Henry's HOUSE OF PRENSION transports the reader to a wonderfully realized world that is both uniquely imaginative while at the same time engagingly familiar. Prension's strange characters, customs and locations are highly entertaining and inventive, but at the same time the story of Aulic is engaging in terms of human motivations, relationships and palace intrigue. I thoroughly enjoyed spending time in this kooky parallel universe…”
(reviewed the day of purchase)