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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Another Girl, Another Planet (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

On a Spiritual Plain (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
As Tricky as Dick's Hat Band (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Message Found Written On An End Roll of Newsprint (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Witch of Waxahachie (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great White Ship (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Circe in Vitro (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dance with Me, Henry (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Rocket for the Republic (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cast Iron Dybbuk (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Amerikaan Way (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rome, If You Want To (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Comes the JuJu Man (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Djinn for General Houston (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Professor Malakoff's Amazing Ethereal Telegraph (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Fantastic Texas (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Texas & Other Planets (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Clock Struck None (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letters From Gardner (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bend it Like Bradbury (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Music for Four Hands (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The First Bewildering Stories Anthology(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales from the Otherverse(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mercury: Planetary Anthology(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sha'Daa Toys(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Luna: Planetary Anthology(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Lou Antonelli is an American author that writes speculative fiction. Lou takes the world as it stands and imagines what it might have been if certain historical events had played out differently.

An avid reader and writer of science fiction, Lou is a controversial figure who keeps letting his temper lead him into trouble.


Lou Antonelli was born in 1957 in Medford Massachusetts. The author admits that he was more fortunate than many of the people in his family. Lou’s parents were teenagers when World War II broke out.

Their paths crossed after the war. Circumstances drove them to find a home in the United States where they got married and had Lou Antonelli. Lou was something special in his family because he was the only person that could speak English.

Lou stood out even further when he became the first family member to finish school and go through the college system. Growing up in Rockland, Lou couldn’t get enough of the wartime stories his parents were always telling, and he admits that some of his writing inspiration can be traced back to his parents.

However, the author had little interest in publishing at the time. In fact, for a while, Lou didn’t really know how to proceed in life. The author majored in history at Columbia University because he didn’t know what to do with himself.

Lou had toyed with the idea of being a journalist in his teens. But by the time he got to college, the author found that he did not have the academic qualifications to get into journalism school. So he set his sights on history, hoping that a basic Arts degree would give him a bit of leeway to experiment.

Life outside college saw Lou Antonelli go to Texas. He doesn’t like to think about that one time he ran for Congress and failed spectacularly. He does like to make mention of the time he was the managing editor of the ‘Clarkesville Times’.

The author was 46 when he finally got into fiction writing. But once he got his first story published in 2003, he quickly made up for lost time by churning out a myriad of short stories over a relatively short period of time.

The author has a thing for science fiction. Lou knew he had found his niche when he got ‘A Rocket for the Republic’, his first professionally sold story into an Asimov’s Science Fiction issue.

He then proceeded to bombard the literary market with his work, some of it good, some of it mediocre. The author has had the pleasure of seeing his stories receive notable recognition, this including a Sidewise Award and Hugo Award nominations for Best Alternative History and Best Short Story respectively.

Despite his contribution to literature, and especially the short story arena, Lou Antonelli rarely attracts positive press. The author seems to think that everyone who posts a less than stellar review of his books and short stories is looking down on him.

Even with his Ivy League education, the author is always certain that other people regard him as a peasant. And whenever Lou Antonelli thinks he’s been insulted, he lashes out, typically in vicious and petty fashion.

One particular incident in 2015 saw Lou write a letter to the Spokane Police accusing David Gerrold of harboring intentions to incite violence. This was during a controversy surrounding the Hugo Awards that year.

David was supposed to be master of ceremonies for the Hugo Awards Ceremony. Lou had no qualms about calling him insane and warning the Spokane police about the threat he posed to the community.

Lou and David must have worked things out because Lou apologized for the incident and David accepted the apology. Lou Antonelli knows that he isn’t a nice person. IN fact, the author seems to embrace the unpleasant air that surrounds his name.

Lou married his wife Patricia when he was 42. As with his writing career, Lou got to the married stage of his life relatively late. He has spoken passionately about Patricia on numerous occasions, describing her as the soul mate he knows he doesn’t deserve.

+Literary Career

Lou Antonelli was inspired to write when he started learning English. Something about the language fascinated him and the more English he learned, the more he wanted to experiment with it.

It helped that Lou’s parents were always telling him stories about the war, stories that got Lou’s imagination whirling. By the time he was 12, it wasn’t clear to Lou that he would write fiction for a living.

But he knew he was destined for a career in writing, and it was hardly a surprise when the author wrote his first newspaper article at 12.

Lou Antonelli spent three decades in journalism. During that time, the author never stopped reading fiction. By the time Lou decided to try his hand at producing fiction, he had a solid understanding of the English language that allowed him to breeze past those obstacles that normally stumble aspiring authors.

Lou loves producing short stories because they allow him to refine his craft. Not only is it easier to push one out, but one gets feedback relatively quickly and that helps them grow their writing abilities.

Lou Antonelli’s stories are almost always alternate history. He loves ruminating about how different the world might have been if certain events had played out in unexpected ways.

+Another Girl, Another Planet

Dave Shuster once worked with at a joint US/Soviet Mars Colony. He was a bureaucrat in the administration, or at least that is what he tells the government. A Mars Lander took picture of a graveyard on Mars and now secret agents from the government want answers.

Dave tells them that there is an alternate timeline where a man named Admiral Robert Heinlein led the Cold War towards a completely different conclusion. Dave found himself on Mars in 1985 where he encountered a conflict involving realistic androids.

+Fantastic Texas

This book explores Texas through the lenses of different dimensions and timelines. Lou Antonelli takes readers on a journey where they glimpse the various versions of Texas that could have or might have been.

Mention is made of ancient demons, Bigfoot, and nuclear war. This collection of tales about Texas highlight Lou’s wild and untethered imagination.

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