Kenneth Schneyer’s stories appear in such venues as Lightspeed Magazine, Uncanny Magazine, Strange Horizons, Analog Science Fiction & Fact, Daily Science Fiction, the Clockwork Phoenix anthologies, Escape Pod, Podcastle, Pseudopod, and many others, and have been translated into Russian, Chinese, Italian, and Czech. In 2014, he was a finalist for both the Nebula and Sturgeon Memorial Awards for his story, “Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer”. His first collection, The Law & The Heart, was released by Stillpoint Digital Press in 2014, and his second, Anthems Outside Time and Other Strange Voices, was published by Fairwood Press in 2020. He attended the Clarion Writers Workshop in 2009, and currently works with the Cambridge Science Fiction Workshop and Codex Writiers.
A theater major in college, Ken briefly practiced corporate law before becoming a full-time professor. He now teaches science fiction literature, constitutional law, criminal procedure, Shakespeare, and introductory logic to undergraduates at Johnson & Wales University. He has published several articles on the constitutive rhetoric of legal texts, and has some expertise in the area of employment discrimination law. He has also been (at one time or another) an IT project manager, a judicial clerk, a dishwasher, and the assistant dean of a technology school. It took him 25 years to remember that he wanted to be a writer.
Ken is a regular moderator and panelist at such conventions as Readercon, Boskone, and Arisia, and occasionally attends the World Fantasy and World Science Fiction Conventions as well. He also attends, with unreliable frequency, the annual conferences of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and the North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association. He has also been (or still is) a member of the the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, the Society for Humanistic Judaism, the American Bar Association, the Project Management Institute, the National Lawyers Guild, the Adelphic Educational Fund, and Mensa. He attended Cranbrook-Kingswood School, Wesleyan University, and the University of Michigan Law School.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, he now lives in Rhode Island with his wife, a professor of English and gender & women’s studies. They have two mostly grown children and two tabby cats. His interests include astronomy, genealogy, feminist theory, history, presidential trivia, bicycling, weight lifting, and lots of other things. He cooks very well, too.