David Sandner is my name.
I write and study weird things, moving between popular genres: science fiction, fantasy, mystery and horror. I am a member of SFWA (the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) and the HWA (the Horror Writer’s Association). I am also Dr. Sandner, an English Professor at California State University, Fullerton. I teach creative writing, popular genre literartures, and Romanticism (an era of revolution and poetry in early 19th-century Britain). My scholarship centers on the history of the fantastic, especially its criticism, from the 18th century to now, with special attention to the genre’s relationship to the sublime. My creative and scholarly work has been published in leading magazines, journals, anthologies, and collections in my fields. I have been nominated for a Mythopoeic Award for scholarship on the fantastic. I am the author and editor of scholarly books. I have worked with my students to build build websites on the fantastic, especially one on Philip K. Dick’s last ten years in Orange County, California (when he left his papers to my University), and another on the literary influence of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
I have lived and worked up and down the West Coast of the US and identify with the weirdness inherent in this place, the Left Coast, my home… I have work coming out now of various kinds. Check out the website and follow some links. I hope to see you at a reading!