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LOIS H. GRESH is the New York Times Bestselling Author (six times) and USA Today Bestselling Author (thrillers) of thirty books and more than sixty-five short stories. Look for SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. CTHULHU: THE ADVENTURE OF THE DEADLY DIMENSIONS (Titan Books, April 2017), the first in a new trilogy of Sherlock Holmes thrillers. Lois’ books have been published in twenty-two languages. For five years, Lois was a staff book reviewer at scifi.com (now SYFY.com, the Science Fiction Cable Channel), and her work has been on national/international award ballots eight times. She is a frequent Guest of Honor Author at large fan conventions and has appeared on television series such as The History Channel’s Ancient Aliens and Batman Tech.

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THE OTHER SIDE OF LOIS

For all the FUN DOPE about me, CLICK HERE!

My life used to be straight out of Office Space, which is still one of my favorite films, right up there with Misery and Spinal Tap

Technical Background:
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LOIS H. GRESH served as Technical Communications Director for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at the University of Rochester, where she created and programmed the original University Science Portal (then at www.science.rochester.edu), which was later transformed into the futurity.org site. She wrote close to 100 research stories, as well as a 100-page pop science book for the Laboratory for Laser Energetics and a 50-page Chemistry book. Earlier, as Creative-Technical Director for computer consultant companies, Lois managed internet-based marketing and training projects for Bausch & Lomb, Xerox, Kodak, RIT, the U.S. Government Small Business Administration, Time Warner, and others. Her work included shooting/editing 90 videos for Kodak, as well as training artists how to use special effects and touch-up software on films such as Men in Black 2 and Spider-Man. Earlier, she was Lead Systems Analyst for the internet training sites of Element K, Micron, Adobe, Gateway, and Macromedia. For two years in her teens, she wrote and programmed a computerized biweekly medical newsletter for the National Institute of Health Library. At nineteen, she became Manager of Publications, Training, and Systems Analysis for Bradford National Corporation for two years, then served for four years as Publications Manager at Computer Consoles. Lois won a Best of the Web OmniVision Award from Omni Magazine in 1996 for her work in internet-based virtual reality.

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“Gresh’s elegant and mellifluous prose, the imaginative power of her weird conceptions, and her skill in leading the reader step by step to a terrifying denouement make every one of her tales a well-crafted jewel of weird fiction.”
— S.T. Joshi

(CULT OF THE DEAD, Hippocampus Press, July 2015)
Available at Amazon.

 

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This $5.49 all-Innsmouth anthology features original stories by leading writers of weird fiction.

Three stories are in the top three BEST OF THE YEAR 2015 anthologies!
(INNSMOUTH NIGHTMARES, editor, PS Publications, July 2015)

Available at Amazon.

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BOOKS

FICTION

Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu: The Adventure of the Deadly Dimensions (Titan Books, April 2017)
Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu: The Adventure of the Neural Psychoses (Titan Books, April 2018)
Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu: The Adventure of the Innsmouth Mutations (Titan Books, April 2019)
Cult of the Dead and Other Weird and Lovecraftian Tales (Hippocampus, 2015)
Innsmouth Nightmares (ed., PS Publishing, 2015)
Dark Fusions (ed., PS Publishing, 2013)
Eldritch Evolutions (Chaosium 2011 & BookViewCafe)
Blood and Ice (Elder Signs, 2011)
TechnoLife 2020 (ECW, 2001)
Chuck Farris and the Cosmic Storm (ECW, 2002)
Chuck Farris and the Labyrinth of Doom (ECW, 2001)
Chuck Farris and the Tower of Darkness (ECW, 2001)
The Termination Node (Random House/Del Rey, 1999)

SPECULATIVE SCIENCE

The Many Mysteries of Indiana Jones (John Wiley & Sons, 2008)
The Science of Stephen King (John Wiley & Sons, 2007)
The Unauthorized Guide to His Dark Materials (St. Martin’s Press, 2007)
The Science of James Bond (John Wiley & Sons, 2006)
The Science of Anime (Running Press, 2005)
The Science of Supervillains (John Wiley & Sons, 2004)
The Science of Superheroes (John Wiley & Sons, 2002)
The Computers of Star Trek (Harper/Basic Books, 2000)

COMPANION GUIDES

The Divergent Companion (St. Martin’s Press, 2014)
The Mortal Instruments Companion (St. Martin’s Press, 2013)
The Hunger Games Companion (St. Martin’s Press, 2011)
The Twilight Companion (St. Martin’s Press, 2008)
The Unauthorized Guide to Artemis Fowl (St. Martin’s Press, 2008)
The Fan’s Guide to the Spiderwick Chronicles (St. Martin’s press, 2007)
The Unauthorized Eragon Guide (St. Martin’s Press, 2006)
Exploring Lemony Snicket (St. Martin’s Press, 2004)
Dragonball Z (St. Martin’s Press, 2000)

SHORT STORIES – Partial List

Cafebabe, Infinite Loop SF Anthology, Miller Freeman hardcover, 1993
Watch Me If You Can, Infinite Loop SF Anthology, Miller Freeman hardcover, 1993
Digital Pistil, Tales of the Unanticipated, November 1994
Digital Pistil (reprint), The Cyborg Handbook, Routledge Press, 1995 (story was sole winner of national contest and represents future of cyborg SF)
Digital Pistil (reprint), 1994 Year’s Best Fantastic Fiction
AnOde to Thee: or Surfing those Tubular Waves, Mindsparks SF, 1994
Mandelbrot Moldrot, Miskatonic University, DAW Books, November 1996
Let Me Make You Suffer, Interzone, Spring 1995
Algorithms & Nasal Structures, Aboriginal SF, Summer 1998
Sole Man, Hot Blood: Fear the Fever, Pocket Books, July 1996 (story was on the prelim 1996 HWA Stoker Award Ballot; story received Honorable Mention in 1996 Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, St. Martin’s Press)
Snip My Suckers, 100 Vicious Little Vampires, Barnes and Noble, 1995 (story was on the prelim 1995 HWA Stoker Award Ballot; story received Honorable Mention in 1995 Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, St. Martin’s Press)
Psychomildew Love, 100 Wicked Little Witches, Barnes and Noble, 1995 (story was on the prelim 1995 HWA Stoker Award Ballot)
Cocci’s Blood-Fueled Feud, 100 Vicious Little Vampires, Barnes and Noble, 1995
Fish Witch, 100 Wicked Little Witches, Barnes and Noble, 1995
Birches & Murk, Horror a Day, Barnes and Noble, August/September 1998
Engorged Pereute, Horror a Day, Barnes and Noble, August/September 1998
Little Whorehouse of Horrors, Dark Regions Virtual Reality, 1998
Instant Gratification, Manifest Destiny, Winter 1994
The Last Real Rat, The Urbanite, 1997
Lucky Albumin, The Urbanite, 1997
Where I Go, Mi-Go, Singers of Strange Songs, Chaosium Press, 1997
Memories of Home, Terminal Fright, 1993
The Adventure of the Parisian Gentleman, New Sherlock Holmes Adventures, Robinson Publishing (London) and Carroll and Graf, Mike Ashley, ed., 1997
Julius Caesar: Three Meetings and a Funeral, Shakespearean Detectives (also: More Shakespearean Whodunnits), Robinson Publishing (London) and Carroll and Graf, Mike Ashley, ed., 1998
Death Rides the Elevator, Locked Room Mysteries and Impossible Crimes, Robinson Publishing (London) and Carroll and Graf, Mike Ashley, ed., 2000
Nada Nother Nite, Inhuman Magazine, AllenK, ed., October 2009
Murder in Monkeyland, Locked Room Mysteries and Impossible Crimes — Volume 2, Robinson Publishing (London) and Carroll and Graf, Mike Ashley, ed., 2006
There’s No Place Like Void, Tales Out of Miskatonic, Mythos Books, 2011
The Lagoon of Insane Plants, Ancient Shadows, Elder Signs Press, 2011
Julia Brainchild, Hungry for Your Love: Zombie Romance, e-format from Ravenous Romance, Oct 2009; print edition from St. Martin’s Press, Oct 2010
Cuspid Cupid: What’s the Difference?, Fang Bangers, e-format from Ravenous Romance, August 2010
The Scourge of the Sea, High Seas Cthulhu 2, Elder Signs Press, 2011
Debutante Ball, Eldritch Evolutions, Chaosium, 2011
Smokestack Snout Neurology, Eldritch Evolutions, Chaosium, 2011
The Battle of Batbrew Bulge, Eldritch Evolutions, Chaosium, 2011
Underground Pipeline, Eldritch Evolutions, Chaosium, 2011
Lust of the Giant Sloth, Eldritch Evolutions, Chaosium, 2011
Geisha Black, Eldritch Evolutions, Chaosium, 2011
Skinhead Bonehead, Eldritch Evolutions, Chaosium, 2011
Wee Sweet Girlies, Eldritch Evolutions, Chaosium, 2011 (story was short-listed and received Honorable Mention in 2011 Year’s Best Horror, ed. Ellen Datlow)
Showdown at Red Hook, Eldritch Evolutions, Chaosium, 2011
Mhy’Os Mythos, Holiday Cthulhu, Miskatonic River Press, 2012
Dreams of Death, Eldritch Chrome, Chaosium, 2014
Werewolf Root Canal, Mark of the Beast, Chaosium, 2014
Mandelbrot Moldrot (reprint), Mountain Walked, Centipede Press, 2014
Mandelbrot Moldrot (reprint), Mad Science Cafe, BookViewCafe, 2013
Necrotic Cove, Black Wings III, PS Publishing, 2014
Devil’s Bathtub, Madness of Cthulhu, Titan Books, 2014
Willie the Protector, Searchers After Horror, Fedogan & Bremer 2014
Of Queens and Pawns, That is not Dead, PS Publishing, 2014
Death Doll, Expiration Date, Edge SFF Publishing, 2014
Old Enough to Drink, Dark Fantastique, Cycatrix Press, 2014
Nameless and Shameless, Jews vs. Aliens, Jurassic London, 2014
Night Trippers, Summer of Lovecraft, Chaosium, 2015
Square of the Inquisition, Gothic Lovecraft, Cycatrix Press, 2015
Necrotic Cove (reprint), New Cthulhu 2: More Recent Weird, Prime Publishing, 2015
Dearest Daddy, Dreams from the Witch House, Dark Regions, 2015
All Choked Up, The X-Files: Secret Agendas, IDW Publishing, 2016
Bloodline, V-Wars: Shockwaves, IDW Publishing, 2016

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HIGHLIGHTS


• Writer Guest, Ancient Aliens, History Channel, airs often
• Writer Guest, Batman Tech, History Channel, airs often
• Roc-Con, Writer Guest of Honor, Sept 9-11, 2016
• Special Guest of Honor (GOH), NecronomiCon 2015, Providence, RI
• Writer Guest of Honor (GOH), Roc-Con 2015
• Writer Guest of Honor (GOH), Roc-Con 2014
• Writer Guest of Honor (GOH), Roc-Con 2012
• Writer Guest of Honor (GOH), Eeriecon 2011
• Writer Guest of Honor (GOH), Roc-Con 2011
• Writer Guest of Honor (GOH) Speaker, Hofstra University Conference, November 2007
• Writer Guest of Honor (GOH) Speaker, New York Academy of Sciences, NYC, November 2007
• Writer Guest of Honor (GOH) Speaker, The Century Club, Rochester, NY, September 2007
• Writer Guest of Honor (GOH) Speaker, University Librarian Conference, Colorado, June 2007
• After Dinner Speaker, Ninth Rochester International Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics, June 2007
• Writer Guest of Honor (GOH) and Speaker, Perugia Science Festival, Italy, 2006
• Featured by Scientific American Book Club, Science Fiction Book Club, and Library of Science Book Club
• Featured in New York Times Book Review, USA Today, Science News, Publisher’s Weekly, National Geographic, Physics Today, New Scientist, U.S. News and World Report, Entertainment Weekly, many others
• On Nebula preliminary ballot for Best Novel of 1999, Science Fiction Writers of America, Inc.
• On national fiction ballots six times for Best Story of the Year
• Won national award for best modern cyborg science fiction; story published in international graduate-level cyborg Handbook/Routledge Press
• Television: Interviewed on national Fox News television, BBC World Science News, live news programs & talk shows in NYC, Connecticut, Virginia, Rochester, Canada; featured in Batman Tech & Ancient Aliens, History Channel; interviewed by television producers from Discovery Channel, ABC News
• Radio: Interviewed by hundreds of radio stations, including National Public Radio, the BBC, 5 cable networks in Canada
• Best of Show Award (top award given), Rochester Society for Technical Communications, 2003, for The Science of Superheroes; entry went to the International Competition
• Teen science books and novels endorsed by the American Library Association, Voice of Youth Advocates, School Library Journal, Today’s Librarian
• Books published in 22 languages & available worldwide: Italy, Japan, Spain, Russia, Germany, Portugal, France, Brazil, Thailand, Korea, China, Estonia, England, Canada/French, Finland, Poland, Czech, etc.
• Staff novel reviewer – Science Fiction Cable Channel, Nov 2004-Dec 2009, RIP