"Antonelli's another one of those wonderfully bizarre gonzo-Texas writers. I swear, something must be in the water." - Rick Klaw, The Geek Curmudgeon.
"In Fantastic Texas, Lou Antonelli presents a dozen amazing science fiction and fantasy tales. Antonelli has a knack for dredging up some of the great mysteries of the world and weaving them into his incredible, heck, maybe even credible, fantastic stories." - Gabe Smith, Barnes & Noble Reviews
"The stories are original, light-hearted and crafty... The treatment of SF themes (immortality, interdimensional travel, etc.) is stimulating. The stories in this volume remind me of the early days of SF but are by no means dated." - Ralph Jackson, Amazon Reviews
"These stories are also inherently optimistic; there are dastardly deeds done to be sure, but there is a thread of that can-do Texas determination woven into the fabric of each tale that reassures the reader that no matter what happens the characters will keep moving forward and striving for a better life...The “real” East Texas shines through each and every one of these stories. Anyone looking for weird tales with a decidedly Texan twist should pick up Fantastic Texas." - Shedrick Pittman-Hassett, Serial Distractions
Lou Antonelli has had 58 stories published in the past eight years in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia in magazines such as Asimov's Science Fiction, Jim Baen's Universe, Dark Recesses and Andromeda Spaceways In-flight Magazine. He has had eleven honorable mentions in "The Year's Best Science Fiction" (St. Martin's Press, Gardner Dozois, ed.). He lives in Mount Pleasant, Texas, with his wife, Patricia (Randolph), and is managing editor of the Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune.