Lawrence M. Schoen holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics. He spent ten years as a college professor, and has done extensive research in the areas of human memory and language. This background provides a principal metaphor for his fiction. He currently works as the director of research and chief compliance officer for a series of mental health and addiction recovery facilities in Philadelphia.
He is also one of the world's foremost authorities on the Klingon language, and since 1992 has championed the exploration and use of this constructed tongue throughout the world. In addition, he is the publisher behind a speculative fiction small press, Paper Golem, aimed at showcasing up-and-coming new writers as well as providing a market for novellas.
In 2007, he was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and in 2010 received a Hugo nomination for Best Short Story. He's hard at work writing the latest in the ongoing adventures of the Amazing Conroy, a stage hypnotist traveling the galaxy in the company of Reggie, an alien buffalito that can eat anything and farts oxygen.
Lawrence lives near Philadelphia with his wife, Valerie, who is neither a psychologist nor a Klingon speaker.
Samples of his fiction are available FOR FREE on his website (www.lawrencemschoen.com) in a variety of formats.
|ReDeus: Divine Tales||978-1-89254-403-2||07/2012||Crazy 8 Press|
|Buffalito Contingency (hc)||0-98294-678-3||07/2011||Hadley Rille Books|
|Buffalito Contingency (tra)||0-98294-677-5||05/2011||Hadley Rille Books|
|[anthology of novellas]||2010||Alembical 2|
|Sweet Potato Pie and other Surrealities||0-98192-439-5||07/2009||Hadley Rille Books|
|"The Moment" in Footprints||0-98192-439-5||07/2009||Hadley Rille|
|Buffalito Destiny (tra)||0-98192-433-6||06/2009||Hadley Rille Books|
|Buffalito Destiny (hc)||0-98192-434-4||06/2009||Hadley Rille Books|
|pIn'a' qan paQDI'norgh (Tao Te Ching, pbk)||0-96443-455-4||07/2008||KLI|
|pIn'a' qan paQDI'norgh (Tao Te Ching, hc)||0-96443-452-3||07/2008||KLI|
|Buffalogenesis||0-97766-393-0||2006||SRM Publisher Ltd.|
|"Stations of the Cheeseburger" in TEL: Stories||0-97559-033-2||08/2005||Wheatland Press|
|"The Sky's The Limit" in All Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories||0-97205-477-4||11/2004||Wheatland Press|
|"Bidding the Walrus" in Low Port||1-59222-013-4||09/2003||Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc.|
|Much Ado About Nothing (paghmo' tIn mIS)||01/2003||KLI|
|Buffalogic, Inc.||0-97224-732-7||2003||SRM Publisher Ltd.|
|"Bug Juice" in The Age of Wonders||0-96696-983-9||08/2000||SFF Net|
|Strange New Worlds III ("jubHa'")||0-67103-652-1||05/2000|
|Klingon Hamlet, The||0-67103-578-9||02/2000|
|Grammarian's Desk, The (pbk)||0-96443-453-9||01/1997||KLI|
|Grammarian's Desk, The (hc)||0-96443-454-7||01/1997||KLI|
|A Pictorial Guide to the Verbal Suffixes of Tlhingan Hol||0-96443-450-4||03/1995||KLI|
|Kahless and the Energy Being||?||KLI|
Additional books by Lawrence M. Schoen