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
Series: The Radix Tetrad, Book 4. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 159,290. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
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
Series: The Radix Tetrad, Book 3. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 93,230. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
An alien from a higher dimension has fallen to Earth, trapped within a reality too small to contain it. To win its freedom, this telepathic being touches a handful of lives: Filling a frail Asian man with godlike power. Freeing a middle-aged American from time. Wrenching a French girl out of madness. Opening a bitter punk to hope and love. Together they join in a quest to save the Earth from doom.
In Other Worlds
Series: The Radix Tetrad, Book 2. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 64,940. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A classic of quantum fiction. Mysteriously transported 130 billion years in the future, shy Carl meets and wins the lovely Evoë. Together they know joy in a kingdom without aging or disease—until Evoë is seized by spidery aliens who eat pain. To save her life, Carl must return to Earth—where he is shocked to discover that the world he has come back to is not the one he left…
Series: The Radix Tetrad, Book 1. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 166,480. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Nebula Award Nominee A saga of a young man's odyssey of self-discovery on an alien Earth 13 centuries in the future. Rich in detail and filled with beings brought to life with intense energy, this strange, beautiful world reveals its secrets as Sumner Kagan changes from an adolescent outcast to a warrior with god-like powers. In the process, we accompany Sumner on an epic and transcendent journey.

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  • Tucked Away in Aragon on July 23, 2012

    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.