“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 twelve speculative novels in print, along with two novellas, a handful of 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.
Books in the Wild
Five physical locations where you can find Kerry's books:
Bookish (King of Prussia Mall, PA), Harbor Books (Aberdeen, WA), OtherWorlds Books (Sturgeon Bay, WI), Between Books (Wilmington, DE), and Allegory Books (Princeton, MO).
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(Kerry's books are available at booksellers online too!)
"Up from the Ashes" with Ben Avery
November 19, 2023
Author Ben Avery invited me to be part of his new podcast venture: Up From the Ashes!
The premise of the podcast is to analyze mediocre sci-fi series of the past and find the big ideas--the possibilities that could've been had the planets all aligned. The first season is an episode-by-episode deep dive on a show I'd never heard of before Ben's invitation: The Starlost.
My episode is #9, "Gallery of Fear" and it features a computer that wants to exceed its programming. (And also a couple Amish cameos.)
You can find the episode at the link below or on your favorite podcast service. Check it out! (Also, check out Ben's author site BenAvery.com. I think you'll agree that the cover for his latest book is stellar.