“Kerry takes me somewhere I hadn't previously imagined and lets me live there for a while. His characters are well drawn, his situations thought-provoking, and he writes so smoothly that I can forget I'm actually sitting safe in my chair...”
Kathy Tyers, New York Times bestselling author
Kerry Nietz is an award-winning science fiction author. He has eleven speculative novels in print, along with a novella, a couple short stories, and a non-fiction book, FoxTales.
Kerry’s novel A Star Curiously Singing won the Readers Favorite Gold Medal Award for Christian Science Fiction and is notable for its dystopian, cyberpunk vibe in a world under sharia law. It is often mentioned on “Best of” lists.
Among his writings, Kerry's most talked about is the genre-bending Amish Vampires in Space. AViS was mentioned on the Tonight Show and in the Washington Post, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. Newsweek called it “a welcome departure from the typical Amish fare.”
Kerry is a refugee of the software industry. He spent more than a decade of his life flipping bits, first as one of the principal developers for the now mythical Fox Software, and then as one of Bill Gates's minions at Microsoft. He is a husband, a father, a technophile and a movie buff.
Dead Men Walking?
September 7, 2022
A podcast hosted by two bearded guys called "Dead Men Walking"? Seems the perfect fit for the guy who wrote "Amish Zombies from Space", doesn't it?
I sat down with host Greg Moore. Listen to (or view) the results by clicking below.
Interview on Parker J. Cole's "Write Stuff"...
August 24, 2022
Had a fun in-depth interview on Parker J. Cole's "Write Stuff" podcast yesterday, where we talked about storytelling, the history of "Amish Vampires" and the many layers of "Lost Bits." Give it a listen below.
"Lost Bits" now an audio book.
August 13, 2022
I'll admit, I haven't had many of my books turned into audiobooks. There are a number of reasons for this. Audiobooks can be costly and / or time-consuming to produce. Finding the right narrator can be difficult. (I've had some painful experiences in the past.) And after all the work is done, audiobooks can be a challenge to market and sell.
So, I was both surprised and intrigued when my friend Joe Courtemanche said he wanted to narrate "Lost Bits". In fact, he didn't just say he wanted to narrate K-404's story. He near twisted my arm off to make it happen. :) I appreciate persistence as much as I appreciate creativity, though. So, I said "Why not?"
I'm delighted with the audio version of "Lost Bits" that Joe produced. He really went the extra mile here. Available on Amazon and Audible. (Link for the latter below.)
T-shirts and stuff...
Interested in a T-shirt or poster based on Kerry's books?
Check out the Freeheads store on Zazzle!