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Protecting the Simple Robot by Ken Poyner

Background photo: Benjamin Nelan/Pixabay, CC0.
Manipulation and design layout: Elizabeth Stark

Ken’s poetry and short fiction books are available from Barking Moose Press, a press named for Ken’s wife, a woman known in powerlifting circles as The Moose, and holder of dozens of world records.   Most people believe the diminutive Karen is the writer and the hulking Ken is the power lifter, but the avocations are actually reversed.  Ken’s “The Book of Robot”, a collection of poems about computer sentience, was nominated for the 2017 Elgin award.  His latest short fiction book is “Avenging Cartography”, a collection of more than 50 curious tales.  His latest project lies in trying to find inroads into a book selling industry that seems ever more dominated by either the corporate giants, or the intentionally marginal.  We need a vigorous book selling space that encourages novelty, outreach and engagement.

Constant Animals, 42 unruly fictions; Victims of a Failed Civics, speculative poetry; The Book of Robot, speculative poetry; Avenging Cartography, 55 bizarre fictions — Available at,, and

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