Author Dennis E. Power


I n 1960 Dennis emerged from the womb with a pen and stylus in hand. Realizing that Dennis had the temerity to wish to be a writer, the Doctor slapped his ass making Dennis drop his pen and paper. The trauma of this incident so affected Dennis that it took him over twelve years before he once again took up the pen.

In his formative years Dennis was a voracious reader, an avid television watcher and a student of the sardonic. His favorite subjects, in no particular order, were history, science fiction, science, the supernatural and politics.

Taking to heart the adage that a writer must have a varied experience, Dennis has worked as a fast food server, a shoe salesman, a political canvasser, a museum attendant, a store display, a candy factory stock clerk, a cookie factory batch mixer, a printer and copy machine operator.

Dennis’ earliest writings were stories about continuations of television series, novels and films that he wanted to see continued, such as The Invaders, Mr. Terrific and The Outcasts. These have been thankfully long lost. Inspired by other writers such as Edgar Rice Burroughs, J RR Tolkien, James Michener, Will Henry, Robert A. Heinlein, Kilgore Trout, H. P. Lovecraft and Philip Jose Farmer, Dennis wrote some early juvenile fiction which include a story cycle about a young man trapped in his own fevered mind, an epic fantasy mythology, a coming of age novel about a young man plummeted through various parallel realities, and a story cycle set on world divided between science and magic.

To date Dennis has written a first draft novel about an alternate history thriller, about a private eye with a multiple personality disorder, a post apocalyptic novel where mankind must compete with both aliens and sentient animals, the first El Head novel Ryan’s Psalm and a novella about John Dillinger.

For the past few years Dennis has been dividing his time between writing stories in the El Head Saga while also indulging his passions for fictional genealogy and literary archaeology. The latter two are a direct result of his appreciation for the works of Philip Jose Farmer, most specifically Farmer’s fictional biographies of Tarzan and Doc Savage, which are Tarzan Alive and Doc Savage His Apocalyptic Life. Farmer created genealogies for these characters which not only related them to each other, but to other famous fictional creations such as Sherlock Holmes, James Bond, Fu Manchu and even the characters from Pride and Prejudice. Literary archaeology is a pseudo-scholarship discipline that tries to delve out the truth behind fiction, as Farmer did in Burroughs’ Tarzan series for Tarzan Alive.

His efforts in literary archeology, such as examining the ancestors and descendents of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or the careers of the various Invisible Men can be found in The Wold Newton Universe: A Secret History. He also has some articles and fiction posted on An Expansion of Philip Jose Farmer’s Wold Newton Universe, and on The Official Philip Jose Farmer Homepage.

Published works by Dennis include three essays in the nonfiction anthology Myths for the Modern Age, Monkeybrain Press 2005 and articles in issues 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, and 15 of Farmerphile.

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and unfortunate.

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