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Daniel Henning

Daniel Henning
  • Into the queer new yonder!

    To conclude the trio of anthologies that started with critically acclaimed All Out and Out Now, Out There features seventeen original short stories set in the future from fantastic queer YA authors.

    Explore new and familiar worlds where the human consciousness can be uploaded into a body on Mars … an alien helps a girl decide if she should tell her best friend how she feels … two teens get stuck in a time loop at a space station … people are forced to travel to the past or the future to escape the dying planet … only a non-binary person can translate the binary code of a machine that predicts the future … everyone in the world vanishes except for two teen girls who are in love.

    This essential and beautifully written collection immerses and surprises with each turn of the page.

    With original stories from: Ugochi M. Agoawike, K. Ancrum, Kalynn Bayron, Z Brewer, Mason Deaver, Alechia Dow, Z.R. Ellor, Leah Johnson, Naomi Kanakia, Claire Kann, Alex London, Jim McCarthy, Abdi Nazemian, Emma K. Ohland, Adam Sass, Mato J. Steger, and Nita Tyndall.

  • A bullied twelve-year-old boy must find a new normal after his mother has a stroke and his life is turned upside down.

    William Wyatt Orser, a socially awkward middle schooler, is a wordsmith who, much to his annoyance, acquired the ironically ungrammatical nickname of “Worser" so long ago that few people at school know to call him anything else.

    Worser grew up with his mom, a professor of rhetoric and an introvert just like him, in a comfortable routine that involved reading aloud in the evenings, criticizing the grammar of others, ignoring the shabby mess of their house, and suffering the bare minimum of social interactions with others. But recently all that has changed. His mom had a stroke that left her nonverbal, and his Aunt Iris has moved in with her cats, art projects, loud music, and even louder clothes. Home for Worser is no longer a refuge from the unsympathetic world at school that it has been all his life.

    Feeling lost, lonely, and overwhelmed, Worser searches for a new sanctuary and ends up finding the Literary Club—a group of kids from school who share his love of words and meet in a used bookstore—something he never dreamed existed outside of his home. Even more surprising to Worser is that the key to making friends is sharing the thing he holds dearest: his Masterwork, the epic word notebook that he has been adding entries to for years. 

    But relationships can be precarious, and it is up to Worser to turn the page in his own story to make something that endures and earn a new nickname: Worder.