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Pierce Brown


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Pierce Brown spent his childhood building forts and setting traps for his cousins in the woods of six states and the deserts of two. Graduating college in 2010, he fancied the idea of continuing his studies at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Unfortunately, he doesn't have a magical bone in his body. So while trying to make it as a writer, he worked as a manager of social media at a startup tech company, toiled as a peon on the Disney lot at ABC Studios, did his time as an NBC page, and gave sleep deprivation a new meaning during his stint as an aide on a U.S. Senate Campaign.
Now he lives in Los Angeles, where he scribbles tales of spaceships, wizards, ghouls, and most things old or bizarre.

Genres: Science Fiction
 
Series
Red Rising
   0. Sons of Ares (2018) (with Rik Hoskin)
   1. Red Rising (2014)
   2. Golden Son (2015)
   3. Morning Star (2016)
   4. Iron Gold (2018)
   5. Dark Age (2019)
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Awards
John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (2016) : Red Rising
Prometheus Award Best Book nominee (2016) : Golden Son


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Tin Men (2015)
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Sleeping Giants (2016)
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Magicians Impossible (2017)
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"Sykes is a master at taking familiar elements of fantasy and stirring them to a wicked, wholly original churn. In Sal the Cacophony, Sykes has crafted a protagonist for the ages. Ludicrous, wicked, delightful."
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"Abercrombie squeezes your heart till it matches his beat. No one writes with the seismic scope or primal intensity of Joe Abercrombie."
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Hard Wired (2020)
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"Irreverent, gritty, and poignant when it needs to be, Bystander 27 is a bloody blaze of a read that peels back the familiar trappings of a super-hero tale to explore loss, revenge, and the power imbalance when cape-wearing gods walk the Earth astride us mere mortals."
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