Minister Faust is a novelist, print/radio/television journalist, blogger, sketch comedy writer, video game writer, playwright and poet. He also taught high school and junior high English literature and composition for a decade. The critically-acclaimed author of The Alchemists of Kush and the Kindred Award-winning and Philip K. Dick runner-up Shrinking the Heroes, Minister Faust first achieved literary accolades for his debut novel, The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad, which was shortlisted for the Locus Best First Novel, Philip K. Dick, and Compton-Crook awards.
The New York Times Review of Books praised The Coyote Kings for its “jumpy, hold-nothing-back-style,” saying that the author “anatomises [Edmonton] with the same loving care Joyce brought to early-20th=century Dublin…. fresh and stylish entertainment.” The National Post called it the “most exciting Canadian debut in decades,” and director Ernest Dickerson (Juice, The Walking Dead, The Wire) said, “Minister Faust is Samuel Delaney, Harlan Ellison and Ishmael Reed all rolled into one. His writing is biting, insightful and hugely entertaining.” Robert J. Sawyer says, “Minister Faust is a genius.”