brad-by-keith.jpgBradley “Play My Riff” Denton‘s novel, Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well On Ganymede won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1992, and his two-volume story collection The Calvin Coolidge Home for Dead Comedians / A Conflagration Artist won the World Fantasy Award in 1995. More recently, in July 2005, his F&SF novella “Seargent Chip” won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. His nominations are too numerous to mention.

I’ve known him for over twenty years (when we were, no doubt, seven or so) and there are some things that have changed over the years and some things that haven’t. He didn’t used to live in Texas. He didn’t used to play drums, harmonica, and guitar. He didn’t used to have five novels and numerous short stories published. But under the right circumstances, he still blushes like a fire engine.

We went shopping together Thursday morning before World Fantasy started. He bought a bitchin’ leather jacket and I bought some mousse, “Thus,” Brad explained, “Confirming the rumours.”

I’m delighted he will be sharing his brains here every Thursday.

(See Rory’s post about Brad here.)

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(Picture by Keith Stokes of the MidAmerican Fan Photo Archive.)

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