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Robert Jackson Bennett


USA flag (b.1984)

Robert Jackson Bennett was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but grew up in the half-developed suburbs of Katy, Texas. He spent most of his time playing on construction sites and in drainage ditches, which would explain a lot. His interest in writing came from hearing about the books his older brother was reading and then attempting to mimic them. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and, like a lot of its alumni, was unable to leave the charms of the city and resides there currently.
 

Genres: Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction
 
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Series
Divine Cities
   1. City of Stairs (2014)
   2. City of Blades (2016)
   3. City of Miracles (2017)
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Founders Trilogy
   1. Foundryside (2018)
   2. Shorefall (2020)
   3. Locklands (2022)
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Novels
   The Company Man (2009)
   Mr. Shivers (2009)
   The Troupe (2012)
   American Elsewhere (2013)
   Vigilance (2019)
   In the Shadows of Men (2020)
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Robert Jackson Bennett recommends
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The Hanging City (2023)
Charlie N Holmberg
"Lyrical and striking, The Hanging City is an enchanting story of romance within a harsh world and an even more unforgiving society. Navigating class conflict, rigid social rules, and bitter hierarchies, The Hanging City explores the many types of love that people can find between one another, and is as unsparing in its depiction of the consequences of love as it is thrilling, rewarding, and heart-felt."
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Perilous Times (2023)
Thomas D Lee
"Enormous fun, combining razor sharp wit with savage political commentary, propulsive action, and near-endless Arthurian Easter Eggs. A brilliant collision of ancient mysticism with modern madness."
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The Art of Prophecy (2022)
(War Arts Saga, book 1)
Wesley Chu
"Electrifying, thrilling, and a glorious, romantic ride, The Art of Prophecy is a true delight. Readers won't be able to put it down."

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Anthologies containing stories by Robert Jackson Bennett
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Dark Duets (2014)
All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy
edited by
Christopher Golden

Awards
Philip K Dick Award Best Book nominee (2011) : The Company Man
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2012) : The Company Man
Edgar Awards Best Paperback original winner (2012) : The Company Man
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2015) : City of Stairs
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2015) : City of Stairs
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2019) : Foundryside


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