Reading for the the Speculative Fiction Collective at 1888 Center in October

COMING IN OCTOBER The SPECULATIVE COLLECTIVE Fall Reading Salon, featuring authors Russell Nohelty, Merrie Destefano, and Dr. David Sandner 6 p.m. Thursday, October 10 1888 Center Orange, CA We had a successful reading as part of the SPECULATIVE COLLECTIVE Fall Salon, featuring readings and conversation with USA Today best-selling author Russell Nohelty, YA science fictionContinue reading “Reading for the the Speculative Fiction Collective at 1888 Center in October”

Keynote delivered at The Romantic Fantastic Conference in Berlin, 2019

I delivered a keynote just recently in Berlin. Here’s a title and link for more information: David Sandner: Romanticism, Fantasy Literature, Politics. Resistance in the Age of Gaslighting, at the 10TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE GESELLSCHAFT FÜR FANTASTIKFORSCHUNG Friday, September 20, 2019.

New Novelette Mingus Fingers Out Now, November 2019!

Out now, November, 2019, from Fairwood Press, my new novella, Mingus Fingers, co-written with Jacob Weisman! Praise for Mingus Fingers: “In Mingus Fingers, David Sandner and Jacob Weisman have given us a quietly intricate and intelligent merger of boxing, jazz music, the seductive lure of the artistic impulse, and the ultimate meaning of it all. IContinue reading “New Novelette Mingus Fingers Out Now, November 2019!”

Pre-sale open for New Poem Forthcoming in HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. VI

The collection is up for pre-sale! My poem, “A Killer Doesn’t Kill Because He Has a Knife,” is forthcoming in the new Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase. A link to the book will appear when pre-orders are available. The work includes poetry by Mike Arnzen and others. The cover reveal and ToC is now out!Continue reading “Pre-sale open for New Poem Forthcoming in HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. VI”

“Stinky, Stinky Little Pig” at Space and Time magazine

My story “Stinky, Stinky Little Pig,” about an unfortunate meeting between an older Lewis Carroll and a grown up Alice, appeared in the long-standing sf magazine Space and Time. Check it out! Available here at this link! Anthony R Rhodes, the illustrator of the image here which graced the magazine, discusses his process for thisContinue reading ““Stinky, Stinky Little Pig” at Space and Time magazine”

Fantastic Literature: A Critical Reader

My edited collection outlining the historical shape of the critical debates about the nature of the fantastic, Fantastic Literature: A Critical Reader (Praeger, 2004). ISBN 978-0-275-98053-5 Available for purchase at ABC-Clio–Praeger. Here’s the product description: Culls together important criticism of fantastic literature from Plato and Aristotle to present critics. Unprecedented in range and scope, this volume serves asContinue reading “Fantastic Literature: A Critical Reader”

The Fantastic Sublime

My first book, The Fantastic Sublime: Romanticism and Transcendence in Children’s Fantasy Literature (Praeger, 1996). ISBN 978-0-313-30084-4 and eISBN 978-0-313-02977-6 Still available for purchase at the ABC-Clio site. Here’s the description: Examines the ways in which Romanticism took part in the revolution of the view of fantasy literature, arguing that nineteenth-century children’s fantasy cultivated a new image of childrenContinue reading “The Fantastic Sublime”

Philip K. Dick in Orange County

I am head curator of Philip K. Dick in Orange County, a website about Philip K. Dick and his life in Orange County, the last ten years of his life (right up until Bladerunner was about to hit it big), created with my fabulous 2014 Digital Literary Studies class. The site launched Fall, 2014, withContinue reading “Philip K. Dick in Orange County”