D. A. Madigan
Bewildering Stories biography
Born in the heart of a nuclear explosion, D.A. MADIGAN came snarling into existence at the dawn of time, armed and armored to wage an unending battle on evil and entropy for the sake of all that’s good and right. Now, accompanied by that band of hard rocking scientists the Hong Kong Cavaliers, he races across the universe...
No, wait. That’s about six other guys.
I’m starting again.
D.A. MADIGAN currently resides in Louisville KY with the four most wonderful human females in any universe, one of whom he is married to, the other three of which he gets to be a parental figure to, which is far more than he or any merely mortal man deserves, but he’ll take it anyway.
He shares a very limited amount of living space with an obsolete PC clone, seven thousand paperbacks, twenty-three thousand mostly Silver Age comic books, and roughly 4.3 trillion dust mites and mold spores specifically tailored by some secretive conspiracy to antagonize his allergies at every opportunity.
In the pushing fifty years he’s been around in this incarnation, he’s designed several games, written several dozen articles on various geek topics like Silver Age superhero comics, science fiction, fantasy, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, countless short stories, seven novels and one military memoir. Many of his finest stories are available right here in Bewildering Stories, and nearly all of his book length works are available in electronic form at Amazon’s Kindle store, at the following links:
Endgame: When a lifelong comics geek wakes up on a distant planet with the superpowers he’s always fantasized, it seems like a dream come true... but it’s actually a living nightmare, as he and 30 other similarly empowered fantasy fans find themselves locked in a death struggle for the amusement of a bloodthirsty race of alien voyeurs.
Earthquest: After surviving the events of Endgame, Webster Madison finds himself stranded on a distant planet with nothing between him and home except a galaxy full of hostile aliens.
In the Early Morning Rain: A remembrance of Army Infantry Basic Training from the point of view of the worst infantry trainee in the history of mankind.
The Fear Masters: When a zombie apocalypse threatens Earth’s global civilization in the near future, only two tough as nails secret agents and a gorgeous super scientist with a secret of her own stand between humanity and mass extinction at the ravenous hands of the living dead... and the mysterious aliens who control the zombie hordes.
Time Watch: When an aging SF/fantasy fan named Jim gets hold of a watch that lets him travel in time, all he wants to do is acquire the greatest collection of Silver Age superhero comics on Earth... but the covert conspiracy of time traveling aliens who built the watch want it back... and Jim dead, before he causes any more trouble. With the aid of an unlikely cybernetic ally, Jim must somehow halt an almost omnipotent cabal of time traveling aliens in their sinister plans to destroy Earth’s future... or die in the attempt.
Warren’s World: In Warren’s World, it’s always 1983, and everybody loves Warren, all the time. Yet even Paradise has its problems, as Warren’s closest friends soon come to suspect, once they begin to recover their memories of what has actually been going on for the last fifty years, since Warren destroyed the Earth and remade it in his own twisted image...
Zap Force: Royal Blood: In an Earth secretly ruled by evil, inhuman immortals, only a young and untested team of reluctant superheroes can free humanity from unwitting psychic slavery.
Copyright © 2009 by D. A. Madigan