Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Uncanny Valley - Bryan R. Dennis


Born and raised in the cornfields of Illinois, Bryan enlisted in the Army upon graduation from High School and served his term overseas. Afterwards he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and enrolled in UNLV’s college of business. It took a degree in Accounting, years of daydreaming in cubicles, and a collection of stories piling up on his hard drive to learn he is a writer and not an accountant. His writing style is influenced by authors Raymond Chandler and Carver, Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, Charles Bukowski, and Haruki Murakami. He currently resides with his family in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Author: Bryan R. Dennis
Genre: Sci-fi Fantasy, Horror
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The Uncanny Valley is a collection of 16 unsettling tales that draws inspiration from old-school science fiction, horror, and dark fantasy series such as the Twilight Zone.

"A Chance in Hell" - Life is about to get worse for one troubled youth after he breaks into a house he thought was empty.

"Greet the World" - A company employee is told he'll die if he tries to resign.

"Nox Noctis" - What would happen if one day all light ceased to exist? The characters in this story are about to find out.

"Scents of Life" - A husband has a late-night encounter with a mysterious woman cloaked in disarmingly familiar fragrances.

"The Uncanny Valley" - The war between man and machines is the least of one survivor's problems in this post-apocalyptic future.

These, and eleven more tales, will launch you on a journey from the comforts of normalcy to a valley in which nature refuses to tread.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?

I think readers will like the fleshed-out characters and the Twilight Zone vibe that flows throughout the book. There is a surreal aspect, an air of menace that follows the main character, which will keep readers turning the pages until they reach the shocking conclusion.

Q: Why did you go indie?

I’m independent by nature. I wanted control of the process and I didn’t mind investing the time learning the ropes. I also think, the way things are going, that going indie doesn’t prevent new authors from signing print deals with publishing houses later. Going this route in reverse, however, would prove more difficult, as traditionally-published authors have attested.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?

Jeffrey Deaver and Haruki Murakami.

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