M. Bennardo

M. Bennardo’s short stories appear in Asimov’s, Lightspeed, and others, as well as six times in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. One of his stories was selected for Jonathan Strahan’s Best Science-Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 8. He lives in Kent, Ohio, a few miles from the now defunct Ohio & Erie Canal. His website is located at www.mbennardo.com.



Stories by M. Bennardo:
“Low Bridge! Or The Dark Obstructions”Issue #240, December 7, 2017
“A Guest of the Cockroach Club”Issue #160, November 13, 2014
“The Use and the Need”Issue #148, May 29, 2014
“The Black Veil”Issue #130, September 19, 2013

"I like the parallel between the five condemned witches and the five devils who afflict Skerry, and the way the author retains a certain amount of ambiguity to fog the situation... Recommended." —Lois Tilton, Locus online

“The Penitent”Issue #122, May 30, 2013

"An odd fabulist piece, entirely concerned with the existential relationship between the penitent and his place of confinement... The narrative voice, touched with dark humor and wit, is the making of this one. Recommended." —Lois Tilton, Locus online

2013 Locus Recommended Reading List

“After Compline, Silence Falls”Issue #107, November 1, 2012

"at its heart it’s a story of what it means to live in a community of brothers. The convincing setting is enhanced by its strong connections to actual history." Recommended —Lois Tilton, Locus online


Podcasts by M. Bennardo:
BCS 128: The Use and the NeedIssue #148, May 29, 2014
BCS 112: The Black VeilIssue #131, Fifth Anniversary Double-Issue, October 3, 2013
BCS 106: The PenitentIssue #123, June 13, 2013

Audio Vault Podcasts by M. Bennardo:
BCS Audio Vault 006: The PenitentIssue #156, September 11, 2014