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Phil Geusz

Derived from a failed design for a folding bicycle, Phil Geusz is a furry author working primarily in the transformation story sub-genre. He is perhaps best known for his work in the The Blind Pig storyverse, as well as for the “David Birkenhead” series. His other best-known books include Evolutionary Action, The First Book of Lapism, Freedom City, Descent, Resisting Arrest and Space Man’s Burden. His TBP story “Graduation Day” appeared in the seminal anthology Best in Show, edited by Fred Patten; he also wrote the introduction to the transformation story section of this collection. His happiest literary moment to date is perhaps having all seven books of the “Birkenhead” series simultaneously in the “Top 100” of Amazon’s Amazon’s Space Opera category during 2013. Phil is a notably prolific author–in 2010 alone he sold five novels to three separate publishers. He also has numerous minor publication credits, served as Writing Guest of Honor at RainFurrest 2007 and has been nominated several times for the Ursa Major Award. His work has appeared many times on the Ursa Major Recommended Anthropomorphics List, and from time to time he writes non-fiction columns (most recently in [adjective][species]) on matters of interest to the fandom.

Phil’s fiction is posted almost exclusively through the Transformation Story Archive and Furry-lit mailing lists; he’s been active with the TSA since approximately 1996. He also founded the annual TSA-Bash, a sort of minicon for TSA-ers that has been held annually at various locations across the nation since 1998, making it one of the nation’s longer-running furry events.

Although Phil doesn’t go many places online, he does often partake in IRC chat on the Anthrochat channel #TheZoo. (Look for “Rabbit”.) However, he attends and enjoys many furry-cons, mostly in the American midwest and south as time and budget allow. He can most often be found at Mephit Furmeet, in his home state of Tennessee, which he considers his “home con”. He has served as Writing Track Coordinator for numerous cons, and immensely enjoys chairing panels and working with other furry authors at these events. Phil is divorced, and is retired from a major automobile manufacturer.