The Law & the Heart: Stories to Bend Your Mind and Soul

The Law & the Heart: Stories to Bend Your Mind and Soul

by Kenneth Schneyer

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The Law & the Heart: Stories to Bend Your Mind and Soul by Kenneth Schneyer

The debut collection of science fiction tales from Nebula-nominated author Kenneth Schneyer

First, the law. A time traveler confronts a judge to prevent four years of war. An author undergoes suspended animation to preserve his copyrights and escape his creditors. Then, the heart. A medical accident robs a husband of 20 years of marriage. A soldier mother struggles to tell the difference between her daughter and the alien enemy.

Exploring the seams where humanity and technology, society and individuality intersect, Nebula- and Sturgeon-nominated author Kenneth Schneyer presents thirteen mind-bending, thought-provoking tales of near and far futures that will amuse, amaze, and unsettle. The law will change, and the heart will change, and the heart will change the law. These stories confront the question of just what makes and keeps us human.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149266487
Publisher: Stillpoint Digital Press
Publication date: 05/14/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 204
File size: 602 KB

About the Author

Kenneth Schneyer forgot he wanted to be a writer for 25 years, until a 2006 home renovation forced him to find a way of retaining his sanity. Since then, he has sold stories to many science fiction and fantasy magazines and anthologies, several of which can be found on Amazon. In 2014, he received a Nebula nomination and was a finalist for the Sturgeon Memorial Award for his short story, "Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer".

His first collection, The Law & the Heart, will be released in 2014.

Ken attended the Clarion Writers Workshop at UCSD in 2009, and joined the Cambridge Science Fiction Workshop in 2010. Mostly he writes science fiction and fantasy, but he's been known to write crime stories, poetry, and anything else that strikes his fancy.

He was a theater major at Wesleyan and briefly a semiprofessional actor before attending law school at the University of Michigan. He teaches legal studies and humanities at Johnson & Wales University, and has published numerous articles on the constitutive rhetoric of legal texts.

Born in Detroit, he now lives in Rhode Island with one singer, one dancer, one actor, and something with fangs. He's interested in astronomy, history, politics, philosophy, feminist theory, presidential trivia, brain science, and practically everything else. He cooks better than most people you know, and you should not play either stud poker or Trivial Pursuit against him if money is involved.

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Shairee More than 1 year ago
This is a great collection of stories. The stories were thought-provoking and believable. They made me think of legal challenges in the future world and brought up situations I've never thought about. There were three sections of the book, and I love the categories. The stories were a variety of lengths. Some stories were funny. Some strange. I did have some trouble with the amount of legal terminology in the stories and I had to re-read certain sections; but the stories were so well-written and interesting that I had to read on.