English Faculty Member’s Sci-Fi Novel Becomes Amazon Bestseller

Benjamin Allocco ’09 of the English and creative writing faculty earned bestseller status in a very modern format—the Amazon Kindle charts—with his futuristic novel, Deathform.

English Professor Photo Benjamin Allocco ’09

Photo: Jim Russell ’83

The adjunct professor’s sci-fi thriller, featuring a crew of interplanetary smugglers trying to survive an alien monster loose on their spacecraft, already had captured an audience, but when Amazon made it a 99-cent Kindle download as a promotion, the book rocketed to the top of horror, science fiction and other genre charts.

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