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Howard V. Hendrix : biography

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Howard Vincent Hendrix (born 1959) is an American scholar and science fiction writer. He is author of the novels Lightpaths and Standing Wave, Better Angels, Empty Cities of the Full Moon, The Labyrinth Key, and Spears of God. His early short stories are found in the ebook Mobius Highway.


Howard Vincent Hendrix was born in 1959 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. He graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Xavier University. He then went on to earn a Master's (1982) and a Ph.D (1987) in English literature from the University of California at Riverside.

Hendrix published his first short story, "Bad/Night/Vision", in 1983 in UC Riverside's art and literary journal, Mosaic. Since then, he has published over thirty short stories and poems as well as six science fiction novels, beginning with Lightpaths in September 1997 through Ace Books. His most recent novel is the 2006 Spears of God, published through Del Rey.

He is a cousin of blues musician Mike Tetrault.

Selected bibliography



  • Lightpaths (1997)
  • Standing Wave (1998)
  • Better Angels (1999)
  • Empty Cities of the Full Moon (2001)
  • The Labyrinth Key (2004)
  • Spears of God (2006)

Short fiction and poetry

  • "Wittgenstein's Sin" (poem), Mosaic, Spring 1981
  • "Bad/Night/Vision" (experimental short story), Mosaic, Spring 1983
  • "Song of the USD" (poem), Mosaic, Spring 1984
  • "In the Smoke" (short story and prize-winner) Writers of the Future #2 March 1986
  • "The Rasta Man" (short story), Leading Edge #12, Spring 1987
  • "The High, Hard Way: A Mountain Prayer" and "Song for a Deaf Woodsman" (poems) as well as "A Lesson in Perspective," "A Day of the Comet," "Avatars" and "Hole in the Road" (short stories) in The Mystic Muse, Summer 1987, Fall 1987, Spring 1988, and Summer 1988 issues
  • "Doctor Doom Conducting" (short story), Aboriginal SF, Sept-Oct 1987
  • "Chameleon on a Mirror" (short story), EOTU, February 1988
  • "The Last Impression of Linda Vista" (short story), Aboriginal SF, July 1988
  • "In-Flight Entertainment" (short story), EOTU, August 1988
  • "The Farm System" (short story), Full Spectrum 1, Bantam Books, Fall 1988
  • "The Notorious Sitting Judge of Bullfrog County" (short story), Tales of the Unanticipated #4, Fall/Winter 1988
  • "The Art of Memory" (short story), EOTU, June 1989
  • "Desert Rainstorm" (poem), Wide Open, Fall 1989
  • "The Voice of the Dolphin in Air" (short story), Starshore #2, July/Fall 1990
  • Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3 ("mini-anthology" of several short stories previously published during the 1987-1989 per od), EOTU Group, July 1990
  • The Unfinished Sky" (short story) Starshore #4, Spring 1991
  • "Singing the Mountain to the Stars" (novelette), Aboriginal SF, Jan Feb 1991
  • "Almost Like Air" (short story), Amazing Stories, September 1991
  • "Chameleon on a Mirror" (short story), Amazing Stories, January 1992
  • "Beholding Aphrodite" (short story), Tales of the Unanticipated, April 1992
  • "A Fine Old Tradition" (short story), Pulphouse #19 (scheduled)
  • "At the Shadow of a Dream" (short story), Aboriginal SF, SpAng 1993
  • "Ah! Bright Wings" (novelette), Full Spectrum 4, Bantam Boolcs, April 1993
  • "Tombe" (short story), Expanse, January 1994
  • "Gingko" (poem), Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, November 1994
  • The Vertical Fruit of the Horizontal Tree (novella chapbook), Talisman Press, Oct. 1994
  • "The Music of What Happens" (novelette), Full Spectrum 5, Bantam Books, 1995
  • "If These Walls Could Talk" (novelette). The Outer Limits. Volume One, 1996
  • “Incandescent Bliss” (short story) in Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, June 2002
  • “Once Out of Nature” (short story) in Microcosms, ed. Gregory Benford, DAW Books, 2004
  • “The Self-Healing Sky” (short story) in Aeon Speculative Fiction Magazine, March 2005
  • “Waiting For Citizen Godel” (short story) in Aeon Speculative Fiction Magazine, Nov 2005
  • “All’s Well at World’s End” (short story) in Future Shocks, Roc Books, January 2006
  • “Palimpsest” (short story) in Analog Science Fiction Science Fact, September 2007
  • “Knot Your Grandfather’s Knot” (short story) in Analog Science Fiction Science Fact, March 2008
  • “Flame of Branches” (short story) in vMeme21 (new media/multimedia, June 2009)
  • “Monuments of Unageing Intellect” (novelet) in Analog Science Fiction Science Fact (June 2009)
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