A A Attanasio


I’m a novelist obsessed with the power of fiction to impart strangeness, hermetic wisdom and, above all, wonder. I’ve published 22 novels and two short story collections. I love fantasy fiction. I love the courage of the human spirit to invest with real emotion experiences we know are entirely imaginary. And I love all of what ‘fantasy’ means to poetic thinkers.

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The Last Legends of Earth
By A A Attanasio
Series: The Radix Tetrad, Book 4. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 159,530. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Category: Fiction
Seven billion years from now, long after the Sun has died and human life has become extinct, alien beings reconstruct homo sapiens from our fossilized DNA drifting as debris in deep space. We are reborn to serve as bait in a battle to the death between the Rimstalker, humankind's re-animator, and the zōtl, horrific creatures who feed vampire-like on the suffering of intelligent lifeforms.
Arc of the Dream
By A A Attanasio
Series: The Radix Tetrad, Book 3. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 93,550. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013. Category: Fiction
The Arc, a multi-dimensional being of unimaginable power, enlists the aid of four ordinary humans to save the universe from destruction and to free itself from a continuum too small to hold it
In Other Worlds
By A A Attanasio
Series: The Radix Tetrad, Book 2. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 64,790. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Category: Fiction
One evening in a Manhattan bathroom, Carl Schirmer spontaneously transforms into light. 130 billion years later, when all of spacetime is collapsing into a cosmic black hole, an alien race remakes Carl from the remnants of his light. He is reborn in time’s last world, the strangest of all – the Werld. In this mysterious and weird adventure, Carl will return to Earth … but not the Earth he left.
By A A Attanasio
Series: The Radix Tetrad, Book 1. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 166,420. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Category: Fiction
A young man's odyssey of self discovery in a world eerily alien, yet hauntingly familiar. Set 13 centuries in the future, this brilliantly realized Earth is rich in detail and brought to life with intense energy. In this strange and beautiful world, Sumner Kagan will change from a teen outcast to a warrior with god-like powers and in the process take us on an epic journey. Nebula Award Nominee

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  • Tucked Away in Aragon on July 23, 2012
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    In this marvelous collection of mythic fiction inspired by the author’s time in Aragon, Spain, we are deeply engaged. From the opening page, where cumulus clouds begin a conversation among themselves, we are captured by the writer’s communion with this land — as we journey from one millennium to the next in century-long strides. Hughes’s luminous and various stories are ever reframing our frame of reference — like the clouds-eye view he kicks-off with. Time travel, the Holy Grail, a genie and, God as well are characters in this fabulous collection. Rhys Hughes possesses the levity of the Trickster, a truth-teller in our absurd world.