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If Ken Lizzi has a quest it is to help infuse a pulp sensibility into 21st Century fiction.  He is a writer  determined to provide literature a shot of two-fisted fabulism.  Blame Robert E. Howard.  Blame Raymond Chandler.  Blame Fritz Leiber.  The list goes on; there is plenty of blame to go around.  Ken isn’t one to judge a book by its cover, but a depiction of a sword, a ray-gun, or a dragon on the front of a yellowing, dog-eared, musty-smelling used paperback guarantees it a fair hearing.  Maybe a stint in the military helped the mission.  Maybe his day job as a lawyer for a comic book company assisted.  Maybe his years exploring Appendix N helped (it hasn’t helped his bank account nor left much space on his book shelves.)  The jury is still out on whether or not the homebrewing was of any use.  So far his forays have included crime fiction (“Trustworthy” in “Noir,” Dark Horse Books, “Breaking the Line” in “Short-Story.Me! Best Genre Short Stories Anthology #1,” Short-Story.me), fantasy (“Bravo” in “Pirates and Swashbucklers vol. 1,” PulpEmpire; “Escapement” in “Ancient New,” DeepWood Publishing; “Bargains” in “Big Bad Anthology of Evil,” Kerlak Publishing), and Science Fiction and Mystery (“Murder Extempore” at PulpCorner.com.) And several more. He has since branched out into novels. Post-apocalyptic, science fiction action/adventure, fantasy — you name it. See “Reunion” and “Under Strange Suns” from Twilight Times Books. “Thick As Thieves”, and the “Falchion’s Company” series from Aratus Scrivenery. Or the “Semi-Autos and Sorcery” series from Aethon Books. When not traveling – and he’d rather be traveling – he lives in Texas with his lovely wife Isa, daughter Victoria, and growing collections of paperback novels and antique weapons. He enjoys reading, homebrewing, cooking, exercise (necessitated by the previous enthusiasms,) and visiting new places.  He loathes writing about himself in the third person.