Poet, novelist and raconteur, Dennis Weiser (a.k.a. Scott Million) has published poetry, short stories and articles in such venues as New Letters, Chouteau Review and The Illuminata, as well as several anthologies from Outrider Press. An excerpt from his novel Crash Dummies (“Tzytzyan Ysalane”) won first prize for prose fiction at the Chicago Printers Row Book Fair and was published in Things That Go Bump in the Night (Outrider Press 2004). Excellence, his parable of race hatred and genocide, was chosen “Original Feature” in the April 2004 issue of sci-fi fantasy webzine The Illuminata (Editor Bret Funk called it “Twilight Zone-esque”). Former regular columnist for The Kansas City Business Journal and book reviewer for National Public Radio affiliate KCUR-FM, Dennis Weiser lives and writes in Kansas City, Missouri. He is currently writing a detective story set in contemporary Kansas City and researching Soul Snatchers of Java, a historical thriller set in 1879 in which the fortunes of a pair of shadow puppeteers are swept up in the search for a missing British ship, a flourishing opium and slave trade, against the backdrop of the Wahabbist Acehnese war on Dutch colonialism.