“Hi. I’m Andy. Know what my favorite thing is?”


“When some­body tells me, ‘I don’t usu­al­ly read this kind of book, but I loved your book.’ I try hard to write that kind of book.”

“Okay. Why are you telling me this? We just met.”

“Because I’m…you know. An intro­vert. I don’t get how small talk works.”

“Ah. Got it. Maybe this’d go bet­ter if you let your books talk for you.”

“Oh wow, that’s such a good idea. Now I can go back to my com­put­er, and you can read the rest of this stuff by your­self. Thanks!”

Three Grams of Elsewhere book cover - Foreword Indie Awards Finalist

Three Grams of Elsewhere

Fifty years after polar­iza­tion frac­tured the Unit­ed States, a reclu­sive empath con­fronts the con­se­quences of his role in that war—and of the part he played in weaponiz­ing empa­thy. A near-future Mid­west­ern reflec­tion on hate’s ascent and empa­thy’s decline, with ele­ments of cyber­punk and mystery.

“[A] stun­ning­ly well-craft­ed sci­ence fic­tion novel…Giesler push­es read­ers to think deeply about how we con­nect to each oth­er…”
—The Book­Life Prize from Pub­lish­ers Week­ly (10 out of 10)

“[A] sto­ry writ­ten so well that, no mat­ter how per­fect, sur­pris­ing, and com­plete the end­ing, read­ers will want to return in search of even more.”
—BlueInk Review (Starred Review)

“Provoca­tive, empa­thet­ic dystopi­an SF with a sense of nar­ra­tive play­ful­ness.”
—Book­Life by Pub­lish­ers Week­ly (Edi­tor’s Pick)

“Wow. Wow wow wow…this was a cap­ti­vat­ing, enter­tain­ing, and enlight­en­ing read.”
—Judge, 31st Annu­al Writer’s Digest Self-Pub­lished Book Awards

“A brainy near-future SF nov­el of exploit­ed neu­rons and expand­ing con­scious­ness.” —Kirkus Reviews

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The Nothing Within

A glob­al biotech dis­as­ter rever­ber­ates cen­turies after the near-extinc­tion of humankind. Root, a dar­ing out­lier in a soci­ety shaped by fear, must flee her home to unrav­el the mys­tery of who she tru­ly is—and to save what remains of the human race.

Fan­ta­sy-like sci­ence fic­tion set in Ohio Amish coun­try cen­turies after the fall of civ­i­liza­tion, with exis­ten­tial dilem­mas and a splash of ninja.

Win­ner: Best Sci­ence Fic­tion Novel

Next Gen­er­a­tion Indie Book Awards (2020)

Win­ner: Best Sci­ence Fic­tion Novel

Nation­al Indie Excel­lence Awards (2020)

Final­ist: Best Sci­ence Fic­tion Novel

Fore­word Indies Book of the Year Awards (2019)

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In Progress

Willowbend: A Tale of Grace and Affliction

Once upon a time, Malice—ancient malev­o­lence and eldest of afflictions—had a very good day. Not for one moment did she imag­ine this day would upend her life.

Once upon a time, Willowbend—lowliest com­mon­er in the low­ly out­land vil­lage of of Musty Spurge—had a very bad day. Not for one moment did he imag­ine this day would upend his life, either.

And no one could have imag­ined that, between them, these two would upend their tidy lit­tle world.

Andy’s Obligatory (and Curiously Third-Person) Biography

Once upon a time, when Andy was ten, he fell in love with writing.

His debut nov­el, Attack of the Dinosaurs, was sev­en­teen pages long. Bad­ly typed on a not-yet-vin­tage man­u­al Smith Coro­na, it was bound in scis­sor-cut gray card­board with white yarn tied in a bow. It was the heart-pound­ing tale of Alaskan sci­en­tists using nuclear bombs to prospect for gaso­line and—as hap­pens all too often—inad­ver­tent­ly wak­ing frozen dinosaurs. With­out spoil­ing too much, things didn’t end well for the dinosaurs. (Things nev­er end well for the dinosaurs.)

He promised him­self that one day he’d write an even longer book.

Besides writ­ing fic­tion, Andy has been a library page, dairy sci­ence pro­gram­mer, teacher, tech­ni­cal writer, health­care soft­ware devel­op­er, non­prof­it web devel­op­er, and offi­cial Cor­po­rate Philoso­pher. He had degrees in phi­los­o­phy and com­put­er sci­ence, and stud­ied arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence in grad school long before it was cool.

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