The Wordpress site, Tantra Bensko's Genre Fiction takes you to some of my publications within the core of Genre Fiction and related topics such as SF-style advanced technology, explorations of the boundaries of the categories of fiction, places to submit. "Genre" fiction includes the most well-known groupings found in a book store, whereas much of my writing lies outside those boundaries and I don't talk about it on that site, so Genre readers can more easily find narratives they enjoy.
Posts take you to published Speculative Fiction stories (Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror.) Weird Fiction wafts around the edges and Slipstream combines them all, so I include a tad of that as well. . . A man walks on the over a narrow jut over a canyon to a giant, controlled representation of his own eye, before being asked inside by the woman who has been calling him to meet her, saying nothing. . . Friends paying to attend an artistic desert festival to interact with secret gods are squeezed out of mechanical tear ducts. . . Painters explore a costume-filled abandoned theater that manifests what people project about each other. . . . A general is faced with an enemy cloned out of his son. . . .
Insubordinant Books is a website for my fiction and books that will come out in the future in which crime plays a major part. Most of them aren't "crime fiction" as in Mystery, but they will all fit into categories on Amazon. The site also includes a page for narratives about criminals that have already been put out by publishers. Some of these are traditional genres, and others are Slipstream, Neo-Noir, and other styles outside those formulas.
To know when Unside: A Book of Closed Time-Like Curves is available, sign up below. Cross-genre, the plot uncovers layers of illusion in the futuristic setting. Virtual reality shows through, then the machinations underneath that. SF, Conspiracy Thriller, and Crime readers may be drawn to its exploration of our culture's social engineering (cultural manipulation) using psychology, propaganda, hoaxes, covert ops, and advanced technology. Paranormal readers may enjoy the seemingly occult elements.
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The cross-genre novel is meant to appeal to a wide audience, from people who enjoy my Literary style, to Speculative Fiction fans who like to go on a wild virtual action ride. People drawn in by an interest in social engineering through media propaganda, advanced technology, and similar topics, may resonate with my new blog, The Engineering of Society. Many young people have lost the original macro-meaning of the term, "social engineering," so this site will help with an understanding of the basic concepts. Current post I'm working on is about Wag the Dog.