DeNiro, Anya Johanna

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(1973-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest as by Alan DeNiro with "If I Leap I Shall Fall into My Hands" in Altair magazine for August 2000, assembled with other early work in Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead: Stories (coll 2006). She has also written Horror stories as part of the "Ratbastards" group which writes and edits the Rabid Transit anthologies. Her second collection, Tyrannia and Other Renditions (coll 2013), firmly established a sense of her work as only seemingly digressive, as her Equipoisal thrustings of disparate universes into single tales are intense and generate a sense that her view of the world is both realistic and unified (see Fantastika). Tales like "Tyrannia" (November 2009 Strange Horizons), "Tyrannia (ii)" (first published in Tyrannia and Other Renditions) and "The Wildfires of Antarctica" (October 2013 Asimov's), all assembled in Tyrannia and Other Renditions, typically juxtapose topoi out of the SF Megatext into sharp, sometimes savage apercus into the way we live now.

Stories set in the Parameter universe – not yet assembled together – are moderately gentler in their depiction of Homo sapiens in the benign grasp (see Exogamy) of a Telepathic race of Aliens who haunt our species, in part through their ability to make space travel possible. DeNiro is a strong contemporary voice. [JC]

Anya Johanna DeNiro

born Erie, Pennsylvania: 1973

died

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collections

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Rabid Transit

  • Rabid Transit: New Fiction by the Ratbastards (St Paul, Minnesota: Velocity Press, 2002) as by Alan DeNiro with Barth Anderson, Christopher Barzak and Kristin Livdahl, together as by Ratbastards [anth: chap: Rabid Transit: pb/]
  • Rabid Transit: A Mischief of Rats (St Paul, Minnesota: Velocity Press, 2003) as by Alan DeNiro with Barth Anderson, Christopher Barzak and Kristin Livdahl, together as by Ratbastards [anth: chap: Rabid Transit: pb/]
  • Rabid Transit: Petting Zoo (St Paul, Minnesota: Rabid Transit Press, 2003) as by Alan DeNiro with Barth Anderson, Christopher Barzak and Kristin Livdahl, together as by Ratbastards [anth: chap: Rabid Transit: pb/Jesse McManus]
  • Rabid Transit: Menagerie (St Paul, Minnesota: Rabid Transit Press, 2005) as by Alan DeNiro with Christopher Barzak and Kristin Livdahl, together as by Ratbastards [anth: chap: Rabid Transit: pb/]
  • Rabid Transit: Long Voyages, Great Lies (St Paul, Minnesota: Velocity Press, 2006) as by Alan DeNiro with Christopher Barzak and Kristin Livdahl, together as by Ratbastards [anth: chap: Rabid Transit: pb/]

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