Who is Thaddeus Howze?
What does he want? What’s that standing behind him?
My name is Thaddeus Howze. I’m an Author | Futurist | Technologist | Top Writer, 2016. I have been many things and sometimes even No-thing. But I intend to be the biggest thing, if you’re patient. Not boasting, I just have terrible motivations to succeed. They’re watching…
I am an essayist, author and professional storyteller for mysterious beings who exist in non-Euclidean realms beyond our understanding (see above). These beings who deem themselves Cosmic Horrors, Elder Beasts or whatever cool Stygian thing their eight-lobed brains can come up, these entities of an undefined nature who hail from an elder universe before our own, insist on constant entertainment and unable to subscribe to cable, have conscripted me to pen a variety of forms of speculative fiction to appease their hunger for new ways to see (themselves) in the universe.
I am forced to comply. Ceaselessly. Relentlessly. Often without sleep, days at a time, until I drop from exhaustion replete with new wonders, and awakening old terrors, in worlds far beyond your most ill-considered benders, where reason is barely a concept and space and time are little more than a coffee stain on the celestial firmament. Look upon them and despair!
Come and listen to a recent podcast at the Tao of Otaku to hear my pleas for mercy as I writhe under the watchful gaze of the Elder Ones scrutiny in the pursuit of the new and terrible.
My speculative fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies: Awesome Allshorts: Last Days and Lost Ways (Australia, 2014), The Future is Short: Vol. I and II (2013, 2014), Visions of Leaving Earth I and II (2013, 2014), Mothership: Tales of Afrofuturism and Beyond (2014), Genesis Science Fiction (2013), Scraps (UK, 2012), and Possibilities (2012).
I’ve written two books: a collection of speculative fiction short stories called Hayward’s Reach (2011). Hayward’s Reach has a wide range of short stories ranging from alien invasion to canine hair-cutting shenanigans, archangels who share their horn and maybe allow great artist to persist just a bit longer, to genetically engineered automobiles with a thirst for flowers and Human blood. Honestly, I don’t know what you’ll find within. Every time I open it, the stories have changed…
Broken Glass (2013) is my second book featuring Clifford Engram, Paranormal Investigator. Think Harry Dresden, with a bath, a clean suit, a nice ride, and friends. Friends who actually like him, and mostly want to help him hide the existence of magic from a populace ill-suited for the murderous nature of harnessing this eldritch power. For in this world, wielding magic may give you incredible power, but without discipline, the magic will one day be wearing you as a nice meat-suit with a taste for magical mayhem.
In 2016, I plan to release a collection of superheroes essays compiled on Quora called The World According to Superheroes. Comics and superheroes are currently on the upswing in the media even while the actual print magazines struggle to exist. These four color heroes and their morality have invaded every aspect of our lives and sometimes we even benefit from them. These essays talk about their powers, their history, their creators, the fun and the pathos caused by their affect on our cultures.
Quora’s many fantastic writers and their staff have been very good to me, awarding me with the Quoran of the Week when I was still just a very new writer there, later with the Quoran of the Year (2nd Place) and the coveted Top Writer: 2016 award.
Some of my favorite answers on Quora:
- Thaddeus Howze, who are your favorite Superheroes?
- Who would win in an all-out brawl: the Marvel or DC Universe?
- Hypothetical Battles: Who wins in a fight between Superman and Flash?
- What makes Captain America stand out among The Avengers?
Here’s another bit of shameless self-promotion, just in case you haven’t had enough. You can see what I am going to work on next!