The Amazing Conroy

Buffalo Dogs

Buffalo Dogs

 

He’s the greatest hypnotist in known space.

And it might cost him his life.

The Arconi take two things seriously — absolute truth and their prize commodity: buffalo dogs.

When one of Conroy’s hypnotic suggestions is taken literally, they arrest him in the middle of his stage act.

Now he’s facing execution or a bill for a $10 million alien creature.

Can he use hypnosis to beat the Arconi’s truth-telling telepathy, save his life, and escape back to Earth?

The Amazing Conroy series is an intergalactic adventure by a 6-time Nebula Award-nominated author. Mind control, manipulation, and mayhem abound in a story that will keep you brilliantly entertained.

 
PRAISE FOR “BUFFALO DOGS:

A wacky story that keeps you laughing to the end.
Nth Degree

A stage hypnotist who plays interstellar dives is such a great idea that the reviewer is determined to stop right there. It sounds like a lost series by Henry Kuttner or Fredric Brown, or maybe a radio hero forgotten by everybody but Harlan Ellison.
Tangent Online

 

Buffalito Bundle

Buffalito Bundle

 

Smuggler.

Hypnotist.

Foodie.

Billionaire.

Now he’s even more Amazing !

When not running the company he accidentally founded, Conroy travels the galaxy with his buffalito companion animal, Reggie, hypnotizing aliens and searching for the next great meal.

And yet, at every stop, he finds his life, his love, or his fortune on the line.

Because he’s Amazing, Conroy must match wits and test his hypnotic abilities against a host of aliens with mental powers of their own.

The Amazing Conroy series is an interstellar adventure by a six-time Nebula Award-nominated author. Mind control, manipulation, and mayhem abound in a collection that will keep you brilliantly entertained.

 
PRAISE FOR TALES OF THE AMAZING CONROY:

There’s a pleasant preposterousness to the whole thing,
like a series of good-natured tall tales that end too soon.

Publishers Weekly

 

Barry’s Tale

Barry's Tale

 

A hypnotist, his alien companion animal, and a little girl with terrifying powers. Also a barbecue festival. What could possibly go wrong?

He came for the barbecue.

He stayed to help the little girl.

The Amazing Conroy travels to the edge of human space to attend the best barbecue competition in the galaxy.

When a six-year-old becomes infatuated with Reggie his buffalito, the hypnotist discovers something amiss with the child.

Gel possesses potentially dangerous abilities – abilities she can’t control. It will require all of Conroy’s hypnotic skills, and lots of audacity, luck, and barbecue sauce for him to save her.

If he fails, the girl could die.

Or she might simply hurl everyone into the sun!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Calendrical Regression

Calendrical Regression

 

A five billion year alien vendetta.

The truth of the Mayan calendar revealed.

What does a CEO of a billion-dollar corporation do for vacation? He goes back to his gig as a stage hypnotist.

But when a fan/stalker shows up backstage, chaos erupts and Reggie the buffalito is taken hostage!

Conroy’s only hope to rescue him means helping some extraterrestrial librarians with a conspiracy, and regressing a volunteer back through centuries of past lives to untangle the origin of the Mayan calendar.

Because when alien technology meets hypnosis, the Amazing Conroy is sure to live up to his name.

Unless a vengeful ancient priest kills them all first.

The Amazing Conroy series is an interstellar adventure by a six-time Nebula Award-nominated author. Mind control, manipulation, and mayhem abound in a story that will keep you brilliantly entertained.

 
 
 
 
 

 

Barry’s Deal

Barry's Deal

 

What happens on Triton stays on Triton.

A black market auction for a bottle of the galaxy’s most unobtainable liqueur lures Conroy there.

In the company of his oldest friend, he’ll defend himself against a mad bomber, acquire a new enemy with mental powers, and attempt to broker a deal with a really smelly alien.

That’s the easy part. To win the day he’ll need to pull off an alien diplomatic coup, hypnotize Earth’s wealthiest industrialists, and beat a casino at its own game.

With tens of billions of dollars on the line, not to mention the lives of his friends, Conroy will have to be pretty amazing indeed.

Join the fun of good friends, great food, greater drinks, and laughable hijinks.

The Amazing Conroy series is an interstellar adventure by a six-time Nebula Award-nominated author. Mind control, manipulation, and mayhem abound in a novella that will keep you brilliantly entertained.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Buffalito Destiny

Buffalito Destiny

 
Caught between an erupting volcano and telepathic dreams of disaster…

He’s committed to the unimaginable — dedicating his company to doing good in the world.

Cleaning up Earth’s worst toxic waste site with omnivorous buffalitos seemed like a good plan, until ecoterrorists target the Amazing Conroy, stage-hypnotist-turned-CEO. Meanwhile, a tour bus of aliens is trying to convince him to embrace a mysterious purpose amidst ancient Mayan ruins.

Now the fate of the Earth hangs on a single decision.

Conroy will need all his hypnotic skills, the support of his best friend, and insight from his dead aunt, if he is to save himself, the buffalitos, and the planet.

And just maybe, along the way, he’ll find his true destiny.

Follow the Amazing Conroy’s true fate to gourmet sandwiches, temporal impossibilities, and alien bliss.

The Amazing Conroy series is an interstellar adventure by a six-time Nebula Award-nominated author. Mind control, manipulation, and mayhem abound in a story that will keep you brilliantly entertained.

 
PRAISE FOR BUFFALITO DESTINY:

Only Lawrence Schoen could blend the Mayan eschaton, nightclub hypnotism, corporate elitism, radical environmentalism, and good old-fashioned slam-bang adventure fiction.
—Jay Lake

 

Trial of the Century

Trial of the Century

 

What wouldn’t you do to save your best friend?

The Amazing Conroy has lost his fortune and fled Earth.

Now Reggie is dying and the buffalito’s internal nuclear furnace is growing unstable.

Their only hope lies with the Arconi, the same aliens Conroy robbed to create his empire.

He must surrender to alien justice — a trial in a telepathic court where everyone already knows he’s guilty!

But Conroy’s a hypnotist and has spent his life altering perceptions of reality. To save Reggie’s life — and avoid multiple lifetime prison terms — he’ll have to convince a truth-telling tribunal that up is down, day is night, and his crimes of smuggling were a good thing!

The Amazing Conroy series is an intergalactic adventure by a 6-time Nebula Award-nominated author. Mind control, mayhem, and metaphor abound in a story that will keep you brilliantly entertained.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Buffalito Contingency

Buffalito Contingency

 

The Amazing Conroy has left Earth far behind and taken his hypnosis act beyond Human Space.

It should be show business as usual, except for…

the energy-being the size of a hundred suns that wants to study him,
a troupe of alien sex wrestlers,
a bartender who can edit her customers’ memory,
a hypnotized ghost that can’t recall who he was in life,
and Reggie his buffalito stuck in a saurian toilet…

Can one man prevail against multiple alien races, a starship captain extortionist, and a planetary crime boss with a blood feud?

He’d have to be pretty amazing indeed.

The Amazing Conroy series is an interstellar adventure by a six-time Nebula Award-nominated author. Mind control, manipulation, and mayhem abound in a story that will keep you brilliantly entertained.

 
PRAISE FOR BUFFALITO CONTINGENCY:

If you like hilarity along with your mayhem, or perhaps some mayhem with your hilarity, then Buffalito Contingency was written with you in mind.
—Walter Jon Williams

 

 

Command Performance

Command Performance

 

The Amazing Conroy hypnotizes people. Some of those people are aliens. Some of those aliens have telepathic powers. That’s where things start to go wrong…

Command Performance is an omnibus edition that brings together every tale of the Amazing Conroy that has ever been published to date. Every short story, novelette, all four Nebula Award nominated novellas, and both novels can be found here in one massive ebook.

So who is the Amazing Conroy?

Whether he’s performing on stage and hypnotizing aliens or attempting to use the omnivorous and adorable alien buffalitos to clean up toxic waste sites or assist archeological digs, Conroy is a good hearted rogue who goes from rags to riches and back again. He’s a xenophile and a gourmand, and the highlight of his day is sitting down to a fine meal (provided there’s enough to share with Reggie, his faithful alien companion animal).

Invariably something comes along to interrupt even the best planned dinners and Conroy must use guile and hypnosis to get himself out of trouble.

The Amazing Conroy series is an intergalactic adventure by a 6-time Nebula Award-nominated author. Mind control, mayhem, and metaphor abound in a story that will keep you brilliantly entertained.