Lawrence M. Schoen
|Born||July 27, 1959|
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Occupation||Psychologist, researcher, publisher, author|
|Genre||Science fiction, fantasy|
Schoen was born in Chicago, Illinois, but his family moved to Southern California when he was 18 months old, and he grew up in Culver City.
In 1983, he graduated with B.S. in Psycholinguistics from California State University, Northridge, having designed his own major, and then moved on to Kansas City University where he earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Psychology. In graduate school, Schoen's research focused on cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics.
Doctorate in hand, he spent the next ten years in academia as an assistant professor at New College of Florida, Lake Forest College in Illinois, and Chestnut Hill College in Pennsylvania. He then moved to the private sector and currently serves as the director of research and analytics for a medical center which provides mental health and addiction treatment service works throughout Philadelphia.
Schoen lives in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.
Schoen attended the 1998 session of James Gunn's two-week Writers' Workshop in Science Fiction on the campus of the University of Kansas. In 2010, he participated in Walter Jon Williams' two-week master class, the Taos Toolbox.
He has been nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, the Hugo Award for Best Short Story, the Nebula Award for Best Novella three times, as well as receiving nominations for both the Nebula Award for Best Novel and the Cóyotl Award for Best Novel.
Some of his more notable works as an author include the Amazing Conroy series of science fiction stories and novels, the first of which appeared in 2001, about a space-traveling stage hypnotist and his alien companion animal (a "buffalito") that can consume anything and farts oxygen. Among these, the short story "Yesterday's Taste" and the novellas Barry's Tale (2012), Trial of the Century (2013), and Calendrical Regression (2015) have received award nominations.
Schoen appeared at Book Expo America in May 2015, where he was presented as one of four authors described by Tor Books as the next generation of science fiction and fantasy, based on his novel Barsk: The Elephants' Graveyard, anthropomorphic SF that explores prophecy, intolerance, political betrayal, and a drug that lets one talk to the dead.
In the Summer of 2015, he joined the staff at Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show as Reprint Editor, replacing Darrell Schweitzer as the magazine's interviewer.
Schoen founded the Klingon Language Institute and has published Klingon translations of William Shakespeare's plays Hamlet (The Klingon Hamlet, ISBN 978-0671035785) and Much Ado About Nothing (ISBN 978-1587155017), as well as the Epic of Gilgamesh (ISBN 978-1587153389) and the Tao Te Ching (ISBN 978-0964434523). In the realm of Klingon nonfiction, Schoen edited and published The Grammarian's Desk (978-0964434530), a collection of essays written by Captain Krankor (Rich Yampell). He also served as the editor of
HolQeD (ISSN 1061-2327), the quarterly journal of the KLI, for the entirety of its 13-year run. He was featured in Director Alexandre O. Philippe's documentary about the Klingon Language Institute, Earthlings: Ugly Bags of Mostly Water (2004). In 2011, he produced a daily Klingon language podcast called
DaHjaj Hol. (See Klingon Language Institute#Publications.)
Schoen is the publisher and chief editor for Paper Golem, a speculative fiction small press started in November, 2006. The first book it published was Prime Codex, an anthology of previously published stories by members of the Codex Writers Group, of which Schoen is a founding member. Paper Golem is Schoen's vehicle for "paying it forward," and focuses on two mains tracks: publishing single author collections by relatively new authors (e.g., Cat Rambo in 2009, Eric James Stone in 2011), and the Alembical series, which produces anthologies of original novellas (J. Kathleen Cheney's novella "Iron Shoes", from Alembical 2, received a nomination for the Nebula Award).
In 2013, Schoen took a page from one of his fictional creations and became certified as a hypnotherapist by the International Association of Professional Conversational Hypnotists (IAPCH), with the intention of developing materials to aid other writers grappling with problems common to their field (e.g., writer's block).
In addition to the above, the following stories include characters from or are set in the same universe as the Amazing Conroy works:
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2009.Albacon
Albacon is the Albany science fiction convention, held each year in the Albany, New York area, also called the Capital District.
Albacon is the largest "Con" in upstate New York. It is hosted by LASTSFA, or Latham-Albany-Schenectady-Troy Science Fiction Association, a local science fiction fandom group. The Albacon website lists itself as:
a weekend gathering of fans and creators of Science Fiction or Fantasy, including literature, movies, games, and other mediums ... three days of panel discussions, interviews, films, games, readings, autographs, an art show, dealers room, debates, conversation, socializing, and such ....Codex Writers Group
The Codex Writers' Group (aka "Codex") is an online community of active speculative fiction writers. Codex was created in January 2004.Hadley Rille Books
Hadley Rille Books is an independent book publisher that publishes archaeology, science fiction, fantasy, and historical anthologies and novels. They are also known for their series of archaeological fiction, discovering new talent, and for publishing a large number of female authors in a male dominated industry.
Hadley Rille Books is based in Overland Park, Kansas, and was launched by editor/publisher Eric T. Reynolds in 2005. The company is named after the Moon's Hadley Rille feature as a nod to the publisher's roots in science fiction. They now also publish a number of speculative fiction genres, such as fantasy and steampunk. As of 2010, Hadley Rille Books has published over 200 authors, 45% of them making their debut in a HRB anthology, and the majority are female authors.InterGalactic Medicine Show
InterGalactic Medicine Show (sometimes shortened to IGMS) is an American online fantasy and science fiction magazine. It was founded in 2005 by multiple award-winning author Orson Scott Card and was edited by Edmund R. Schubert from 2006-2016, after which Scott Roberts took over. It was originally biannual, but became quarterly in 2008 and bimonthly in 2009, except for a brief hiatus in 2010.Klingon Language Institute
The Klingon Language Institute (KLI) is an independent organization located in Flourtown, Pennsylvania, United States. Its goal is to promote the Klingon language and culture.List of fictional hypnotists
This page is a list of fictional hypnotists.Nebula Award for Best Novella
The Nebula Award for Best Novella is given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) for science fiction or fantasy novellas. A work of fiction is defined by the organization as a novella if it is between 17,500 and 40,000 words; awards are also given out for pieces of longer lengths in the novel category, and for shorter lengths in the short story and novelette categories. To be eligible for Nebula Award consideration a novella must be published in English in the United States. Works published in English elsewhere in the world are also eligible provided they are released on either a website or in an electronic edition. The Nebula Award for Best Novella has been awarded annually since 1966. Novellas published by themselves are eligible for the novel award instead if the author requests them to be considered as such. The award has been described as one of "the most important of the American science fiction awards" and "the science-fiction and fantasy equivalent" of the Emmy Awards.Nebula Award nominees and winners are chosen by members of the SFWA, though the authors of the nominees do not need to be members. Works are nominated each year between November 15 and February 15 by published authors who are members of the organization, and the six works that receive the most nominations then form the final ballot, with additional nominees possible in the case of ties. Members may then vote on the ballot throughout March, and the final results are presented at the Nebula Awards ceremony in May. Authors are not permitted to nominate their own works, and ties in the final vote are broken, if possible, by the number of nominations the works received. The rules were changed to their current format in 2009. Previously, the eligibility period for nominations was defined as one year after the publication date of the work, which allowed the possibility for works to be nominated in the calendar year after their publication and then be awarded in the calendar year after that. Works were added to a preliminary list for the year if they had ten or more nominations, which were then voted on to create a final ballot, to which the SFWA organizing panel was also allowed to add an additional work.During the 53 nomination years, 171 authors have had works nominated; 49 of these have won, including co-authors and ties. Nancy Kress has won the most awards: four out of eight nominations. Robert Silverberg, John Varley, and Roger Zelazny have each won twice out of eight, two, and three nominations, respectively. Silverberg's and Kress's eight nominations are the most of any authors, followed by Lucius Shepard and Michael Bishop at seven, and Kate Wilhelm and Avram Davidson with six. Bishop has the most nominations without receiving an award for novellas, though Wilhelm and Davidson have also not won an award.Nebula Awards Showcase 2016
Nebula Awards Showcase 2016 is an anthology of science fiction and fantasy short works edited by Mercedes Lackey. It was first published in trade paperback by Pyr in May 2016.Nebula Awards Showcase 2017
Nebula Awards Showcase 2017 is an anthology of science fiction and fantasy short works edited by Canadian writer Julie E. Czerneda. It was first published in trade paperback and ebook by Pyr in May 2017.Schoen
Schoen is a common surname of German origin. People with the surname include:
Alan Schoen (b. 1924), US physicist
Christian Schoen (b. 1970), German art historian
Craig Schoen (b. 1983), US athlete in basketball
Cristie Schoen (1976-2015), Spanish-born US chef
Dan Schoen (b. 1974), US political figure
Douglas Schoen (b. 1953), US political commentator
Edgar Schoen (b. ca. 1925), US physician
Gaili Schoen (b. ca. 1970), US musician
Gerry Schoen (b. 1947), US athlete in baseball
Harold Schoen (b.ca. 1941), US educator
Herbert Schoen (1929-2014), German athlete in football
John W. Schoen (b. 1952), US radio personality
Karl John Schoen (1894-1918), US aviator, war hero
Lawrence M. Schoen (b. 1959), US author, psychologist
Max Schoen (1888-1959), US music educator
Richard Schoen (b. 1950), US mathematician
Seth Schoen (b. 1979), US computer authority
Thomas Schoen, Abbot of Bornem Abbey.
Tom Schoen (b. 1946), US athlete in football
Vic Schoen (1916-2000), US musician
Wilhelm von Schoen (1851-1933), German diplomatThe Klingon Way
The Klingon Way: A Warrior's Guide (Klingon: tlhIngan tIgh: SuvwI' DevmeH paq) is a 1996 book by the linguist Marc Okrand that was published by Pocket Books. The Klingon Way is a collection of proverbs and sayings in the constructed language of Klingon, ascribed to the Klingon race and Klingon culture in the fictional Star Trek universe. Okrand first began constructing the Klingon language in the 1980s when he was hired to produce Klingon dialogue for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, going on to publish The Klingon Dictionary. The Klingon Way expanded the Klingon lexicon, and was followed by Klingon for the Galactic Traveler.
An audiobook version of The Klingon Way, featuring the voices of Michael Dorn and Roxann Dawson, was produced by Simon & Schuster Audio. The Klingon Language Institute considers The Klingon Way to be a canonical source of the Klingon language, and the book, along with Okrand's other work on the subject, has become highly important for a section of the Star Trek fandom.Uplift (science fiction)
In science fiction, uplift is a developmental process to transform a certain species of animals into more intelligent beings by other, already-intelligent beings. This is usually accomplished by cultural, technological, or evolutional interventions like genetic engineering but any fictional or real process can be used. The earliest appearance of the concept is in H. G. Wells' 1896 novel The Island of Doctor Moreau, and more recently appears in David Brin's Uplift series and other science fiction works.