Randall Schanze


Randall Schanze is a Science Fiction author and blogger from Florida. He's the child of a NASA engineer and an immigrant, and has had a life-long fascination with space and exotic cultures. He's wild-eyed, engaging, chatty, smart, interested in nearly everything, and hence almost instantly annoying in person. Just the same, his writing has been praised by several well-respected professional SF authors.

His first love is Science Fiction, and he's been writing for 30 years, though much of that time was spent writing under various pseudonyms. The most noteworthy of these was "Kevin Long," a name he used to publish four books. For half a decade he was the head writer and editor on the Republibot website but he has since retired. During that period, he went by the nom de web "Republibot 3.0" in a paranoid bid to protect his identity from his stalkers, though obvious since he's using his real name now, he's gotten more laid back about the whole thing. He's middle aged, happily married, and has a family.

He also sings.

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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90,390. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Randall Schanze's first book in five years. This collection of short stories is about one third new fiction, about one third stories he co-authored with others, and about one third old, previously-unpublished stories from the wee years of his career. It's the usual grab bag of hard SF, cheap jokes, horror, unique plots, and recreational sadness, so please, do check it out.
Big Pharma
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 102,340. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Sebastian Scatkiewicz didn’t ask to become the fulcrum about which human history moved; it just sort of happened. Inadvertently having started a civil war, Scat's small band of rebel pirates returns home to take on an illegal corporate drug cartel, and to free the people they're using as slave labor. New allies and enemies will be made, and old alliances will be tested to the breaking point.
The Bones of an Angel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,230. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sex! Drugs! Rock and Roll! Aliens! Mars! Time Travel! Vicarious thrills! Poetry! God! Cheap jokes, and plenty of ‘em. The fourth book of stories by Randall Schanze has something for everyone who likes at least SOMETHING, and provides an easy focus of scorn for people who don’t like anything. Ten new tales, showcasing the author’s unique take on subjects no one else can be trusted to write about!
It's Not Rocket Science
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,200. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Randall Schanze's third collection of science fiction short stories features eleven tales, ranging from the comedic title story to a Twilight Zone-like "Sloe Eyes" to more serious ones like "When the World was Young and I was Old." Also featuring additional stories in his ongoing "Undead" universe and his "Redneck" universe. Something for everyone, especially those who like his previous works.
The Undead at War (And Other Stories)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,990. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The second full-length collection of short stories from Randall Schanze, "The Undead at War (And Other Stories)" runs the full range of literature from comedy to drama; from straight-ahead space adventure on through a new twist on Transhumanism which SF author Larry Niven called "Highly Entertaining." This anthology includes several short stories, some short poetry, and a brand new Novella.
Ice Cream and Venom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,700. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Ice Cream & Venom is the first collection of stories by Randall Schanze; featuring the disturbing "The Truth about Lions and Lambs," the rollicking "The Man Who Would Not Be King," what may be the ultimate Superhero deconstruction "Superheros are Gay," and four others. Not your normal ray-guns-and-aliens fluff, but original stories about unusual subjects.
Everything is Something's Food
Price: Free! Words: 32,410. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2015. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
NOTE: this is not a novel or book of short stories. It is a collection of 185 of my old song lyrics. I'm not a lyrical genius. I've been in a lot of bands since 1988, however, and I'm a fair songwriter. But to make this less lame, I've de-lyricised the songs, taking out the repeated choruses and the "Oooh-oooh tra-la-la [handclap]" stuff .Not poems, at least not written that way, just some songs.
After Conquest
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,950. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Co-written by Randall Schanze with his son, Beyowulf Schanze. Once upon a time there was a species so terrifying that its name became the word for "Evil" throughout the entire galaxy. Allies and enemies alike fought for a thousand years to rid the universe of this darkness forever. They thought they were safe, but a billion years later the evil is returning. The ancient demons are called "Man."
The Care and Feeding of Nightmares
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,700. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In his sixth book, "The Care And Feeding Of Nightmares" finds Randall Schanze at a new peak in his game. Merging genres he explores the darker corners of faith and disbelief, fear and humor, mortality and immortality. If you're not the kind of person to get stressed over someone taking a jab or two at the occasional religious belief, this is definitely a book worth reading.
The Best of Randall Schanze
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 108,250. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Here, for the first time ever, are the "Greatest Hits" of Randall Schanze, as selected by a panel of his readers and fans. They specifically designed this collection to be a great read from start to finish, with no slow bits or sub-par tales. There are also three never-before-published new pieces, giving an indication of what directions he may be headed in for the future. Give it a try today!

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