The Metanatural Adventures of Dr. Black – Review

February 26, 2015

There is a very positive review of this book over at ijustreadaboutthat.

I quote:

“I enjoyed this whole book so much.  It was clever and fun, puzzling and confusing and ultimately quite rewarding.”

There is also some talk of Kodagain at the beginning of the piece.

The Metanatural Adventures of Dr. Black – available on Amazon

November 13, 2014 finally has some copies of this book, and are offering them at 25% off the regular price – which is a very good deal on this.

Connell Dr.Black jacket

Signed Dr. Black

August 22, 2014

The signed hardcover of The Metanatural Adventures of Dr. Black is now in stock.

I am not sure how long this will last, but there are only 100 of them…

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The Metanatural Adventures of Dr. Black – Available

July 31, 2014

The regular hardcover of The Metanatural Adventures of Dr. Black is in stock at PS Publishing.

The signed hardcover should be along shortly.

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Rview: The Metanatural Adventures of Dr. Black

July 3, 2014

Over at Seregil of Rhiminee has reviewed The Metanatural Adventures of Dr. Black… The book should be out soon and is at the printing press now.

I quote from the review:

“In my honest opinion it’s one of the best collections of the year.”


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The Architect review, Asimov’s

December 23, 2012

There is a nice review of The Architect in Paul Di Filippo’s column over at Asimov’s.

Quote: “If Franz Kafka and J.G. Ballard had collaborated to rewrite Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, we might have seen a volume half as wonderfully demented as Brendan Connell’s The Architect (hardcover, £11.99, 124 pages, ISBN 978-1-848633-23-0). As it stands, the phrase “Who is Alexius Nachtman?” might one day come to rival Rand’s line of “Who is John Galt?” This is a Poe-worthy parable about folly, gullibility, megalomania, status-seeking and spiritual presumption that perfectly suits our Bernie-Madoff-sickened era.”

PS Publishing: The New and Perfect Man

July 6, 2010

PS Publishing has just released the TOC to Postscripts 24/25: The New and Perfect Man, which contains my 12,500 word story Dr. Black, Thoughts & Patents.  The list of authors on this one is really outstanding. Due out in December. TOC as follows:

  • “The New And Perfect Man” — Carol Emshwiller
  • “Frightened Angels” — Jeremy Adam Smith
  • “To See Infinity Bare” — Rudy Rucker & Paul Di Filippo
  • “Electric Breakfast” — Paul Meloy
  • “A Crack In The Ceiling Of the World” — Michael Kelly
  • “The Dog Parade” — Lawrence Person
  • “The Last Heretic” — Darrell Schweitzer
  • “The Story Of Princess Rosebud” — Alan Peter Ryan
  • “The Inn Of Distant Sorrows” — Thomas Tessier
  • “A Moment At the House” — T.M. Wright
  • “Whisper” — Richard Calder
  • “The Primate Sanctuary” — Quentin S. Crisp
  • “Call Me” — Bob Strother
  • “So Loved” — Matthew Hughes
  • “Confessions Of A Tyrant’s Double” — Gregory Norminton
  • “The Girl On Mount Olympus” — Christopher Fowler
  • “Euphoria” — Robert Reed
  • “Christ The Painter”– Allen Ashley
  • “Your Golden Hands” — Andrew Hook
  • “The Ghost Of Lillian Bliss” — Rio Youers
  • “Ashes In The Water” — Joel Lane and Mat Joiner
  • “Child Of Evil Stars” — Anne-Sylvie Homassel
  • “Her Fingers Like Whips, Her Eyes Like Razors” — Jay Lake
  • “Dr. Black, Thoughts & Patents” — Brendan Connell
  • “The Room Beyond” — Ramsey Campbell
  • “Thrownness” — Adam Roberts
  • “Imago” — Keith Brooke
  • “The Vorkuta Event” — Ken MacLeod