Daniel Eness

Biography

Daniel Eness writes stories of strange adventure where the hero always wins, except those times when he dies spectacularly in an explosion.

He lives in Iowa with his family of six, for whom he writes of the churning seascape of the soul, deep evil and the hope that has overcome them both.

His work has appeared in Stupefying Stories, Ideomancer, Diagram and Brain Harvest Magazine, and, in 2012, Eortholic Press will release two novels, a novella and a collection of short adventures.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
Egads. The story behind the book is dull. The story IN the book is awesome.
What is your writing process?
Try to write 10,000 words a day. Fall a little short. Hope the words are in English. Proof. Publish. Write the next book.
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Books

Dead Vault
By Daniel Eness
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,120. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Category: Fiction
Arclight's in trouble. Out of work and out of time, he's losing his own mind in search of someone else's. That's the good news. It seems that dementia isn't the only thing in North Tree that is in the business of swallowing hearts. When Arc goes down, he goes down hard.
Land Sea and Why
By Daniel Eness
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,730. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Category: Fiction
In that territory of forgotten promises and withering indifference a new portal waits be discovered by those who seek: a lost cellar door that, when unlocked, unleashes the fires of hope. A collection of short stories: The Death March Mystery and Asteroid Mine as well as the full contents of three separate anthologies: Monstrous Magic, Tales of the Haunted Titanic and Adventures in Paratime.
Asteroid Mine
By Daniel Eness
Series: Science Fiction Shorts. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Category: Fiction
A rover captain with job security receives an unusual message from his drone on a remote asteroid: "So good to see you." Suddenly, his job seems somewhat less secure. So does his life.
Tales of the Haunted Titanic
By Daniel Eness
Series: Tales of the Haunted Titanic, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,640. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012. Category: Fiction
A memorial. A relic. The greatest ocean liner to sail the Atlantic. In 100 years, the RMS Titanic has only gotten bigger, but there is a forgotten treasure of the Titanic, a spirit, a precious memory that was ignored, and then lost. But out of the icy darkness, it returns. And with it, so do her ghosts. Commemorating the 100th Observance of the loss of the RMS Titanic.
The Unsinkable Supernatant
By Daniel Eness
Series: Tales of the Haunted Titanic, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Category: Fiction
In this Tale of the Haunted Titanic, a bankrupt aristocrat follows a dark trail of revenge to the Boiler Room Number 6 on the grand ship. What he doesn't know is that something even darker is trailing after him. Commemorating the 100th observance of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
Pronouncing the Mackay-Bennett
By Daniel Eness
Series: Tales of the Haunted Titanic, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction
In this Tale of the Haunted Titanic, a humble cable-repair ship is called into emergency duty: a mission to recover the RMS Titanic's dead. As a talented embalmer begins to draw bodies from the deep, a body begins to draw him into the depths. Written in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic disaster.
On Jack Thayer's Watch
By Daniel Eness
Series: Tales of the Haunted Titanic, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Category: Fiction
In this Tale of the Haunted Titanic, a mystery surrounds the funeral of one of the survivors, and the only clue is provided by one of the victims. A ghostly tale of time, memory and the razor's edge. Commemorating the 100th observance of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
Titanic Rising
By Daniel Eness
Series: Tales of the Haunted Titanic, Book 1. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012. Category: Fiction
Some call it a memorial tomb. Some call it a relic. Some call it a treasure. What if the HMS Titanic was an answer? In this Tale of the Haunted Titanic, a giant of the deep rouses from a ghostly slumber, taking a chance to make history at history's end. Commemorating the 100th observance of the sinking of the Titanic.
The Autumn Ice of Springtime
By Daniel Eness
Series: Tales of the Haunted Titanic, Book 3. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Fiction
In this Tale of the Haunted Titanic, one survivor is unaccounted for: a song which outlives its performers. The band famously played until the bitter end of the maiden and final voyage of the RMS Titanic. The ship sank to a depth of four thousand metres, but what the music unleashed was impossible to fathom. Commemorating the 100th observance of the sinking of the Titanic.
Monstrous Magic: An Anthology of Science Fantasy
By Daniel Eness
Series: Retsnom monsteR. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,310. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012. Category: Fiction
Collecting a dozen tales of the strange and fantastic, Monstrous Magic: An Anthology of Science Fantasy explores the realm under your bed: bogeys, trolls, dragons and haunted spacemen take on the world as we know it, and the world bites back.
Woulden Soldiers
By Daniel Eness
Series: Science Fiction Shorts. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2012. Category: Fiction
Three short tales of monstrous magic explore the recesses of scientific godhood. The Devil You Don't - A hoodlum pushes the limits of reality. Verdure Inferno - Agricultural development carries the seeds of its own backlash. Deuce X - A pleasure cruise to Jupiter stretches the definition of pleasure.
Telepath + 2 Other Tales
By Daniel Eness
Series: Science Fiction Shorts · Retsnom monsteR. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012. Category: Fiction
Three short tales of monstrous magic including: Telepath - As a woman's power expands by the hour, she grows weaker by the second. Mud Muscle or Blood - A doomed man sees it all coming...and going. Material Girl - A child caged in the dark finds her place in the world.
The Midway Monster
By Daniel Eness
Series: Retsnom monsteR. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Category: Fiction
When a small-town sports reporter decides to do a feature on a local pro football bad boy, he finds himself running in all the wrong circles. Of Hell. The Midway Monster is a short story of monstrous magic.
Juice in a Cluster of Grapes
By Daniel Eness
Series: Retsnom monsteR. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Category: Fiction
When a monster stands in Death's kitchen, exactly what - or who - is on the menu? A criminal no longer able to fight death with his worn out fists turns to the only thing he has left: fading memories of good food. Juice in a Cluster of Grapes is an extremely strange short tale of Monstrous Magic.
Quentin the Troll and the Wedding of Doom
By Daniel Eness
Series: Retsnom monsteR. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,050. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Fiction
When Quentin discovers four relatives dead on the eve of his son's wedding, the bride missing, and a horde of goblins closing in, those are the least of his problems: His wife has put him in charge of tracking down the cake. Quentin the Troll and the Wedding of Doom is a short fantasy of monstrous proportions.
Adventures in Paratime: An Anthology
By Daniel Eness
Series: Science Fiction Shorts, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,680. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Category: Fiction
Collecting more than a half dozen short stories of alternate reality, Adventures in Paratime: an Anthology of the Soon and Secret Future, Long Past includes one of the author's most popular stories, Only the Arquebus, by H. Beam Piper and features the never before seen weird tale of science at the breaking point, The Unmethoding.
The God of This World
By Daniel Eness
Series: Science Fiction Shorts. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012. Category: Fiction
When Gard Brodford sneaks through a siege to offer a sacrifice to a long-silent diety, the last thing he expects is a lesson in vanity. Too bad he is unlikely to survive the traps set before him, or the army at his heels. The God of This World is a Story of the Future Past.
Jiggle Juice and Cleavage
By Daniel Eness
Series: Science Fiction Shorts. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2012. Category: Fiction
A space elevator technician finds himself caught between a world he doesn't understand and a world he doesn't want to understand when he takes on an emergency repair job as he scales the ancient, collapsing old "beanpole" that connects to a freight satellite in the Clarke Belt. Jiggle Juice and Cleavage is a short story of the future past.
Only the Arquebus, by H. Beam Piper
By Daniel Eness
Series: Science Fiction Shorts, Book 8. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Category: Fiction
Famed science fiction and mystery writer H. Beam Piper apparently died in 1964 under mysterious circumstances. One of his manuscripts, Only the Arquebus, vanished in the aftermath. In this weird short story of the future past, or, more accurately, the alternate near-future, the secret behind Only the Arquebus is finally revealed.
Revival
By Daniel Eness
Series: Science Fiction Shorts · Retsnom monsteR. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012. Category: Fiction
Rex Randall, an ambitious priest of cryogenics, enters a high tech temple to liberate the frozen soul of a legendary leader. A hopeful, fervent cult awaits his victory. Revival is a short story of the future past. This story originally appeared in Stupefying Stories 1.1
After Oil
By Daniel Eness
Series: Science Fiction Shorts. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,730. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012. Category: Fiction
Young Theo sets out on a long dead highway in search of deer, plastic artifacts and the secret of his past. While he'll settle for a friend, what he finds instead are three enemies, one of whom may very well be himself. After Oil is a short story set in a past future.

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Smashwords book reviews by Daniel Eness

  • Self-Defense Against Alien Abduction on May 09, 2012
    star star star star star
    Brines' little books read like critical-mission analysis of whatever strange force you may find yourself up against. He's like a Q Division for weirdos. "Self-defense" cuts to the core of the alien idea, presenting practical methods while poking holes in conventional modern "wisdom" regarding the subject.