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David H. Hendrickson

Age is a Four Letter Word, fiction, June 1, 2010

David H. Hendrickson has published over nine hundred works of nonfiction and been honored with the Scarlet Quill and Joe Concannon awards. His short stories have appeared in anthologies, literary journals, and magazines, most notably the DAW anthologies Swordplay and The Trouble With Heroes. He has other stories forthcoming in Alienskin magazine and Music For Another World.

Get to know Hendrickson...

When and where did you first get published? My first published fiction was a story called "Yeah, But Can She Cook?" in the anthology Food and other Enemies, Stories of Consuming Desire. That came out in 2000.

Why do you write? I write because I have to, because I have stories I want to tell. 

Why do you write Science Fiction and/or Fantasy? I don't write exclusively in sf/f but enjoy the imaginative possibilities it provides.  Also, many of my early influences were in the field.

Who is your favorite author? Your favorite story?

Harlan Ellison.  "Jeffty is Five"

What are you trying to say with your fiction? I try to tell interesting or amusing stories regardless of whether there's something being "said" or not.  The storytelling has to always come first.

Do you blog? Where? By the time anyone reads this, I should have integrated my hendricksonwriter Wordpress blog with my website at

If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say? Great father and husband. A storyteller who kept his readers entertained. He got the most out of life.


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