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Sylvain Neuvel


Canada (b.1973)

Sylvain Neuvel dropped out of high school at age 15. Along the way, he has been a journalist, worked in soil decontamination, sold ice cream in California, and peddled furniture across Canada. He received a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Chicago. He taught linguistics in India, and worked as a software engineer in Montreal. He is also a certified translator, though he wishes he were an astronaut. He likes to tinker, dabbles in robotics and is somewhat obsessed with Halloween. He absolutely loves toys; his girlfriend would have him believe that he has too many, so he writes about aliens and giant robots as a blatant excuse to build action figures (for his son, of course).
 


Genres: Science Fiction
 
Series
Themis Files
   1. Sleeping Giants (2016)
   2. Waking Gods (2017)
   3. Only Human (2018)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Test (2019)
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Books containing stories by Sylvain Neuvel

Award nominations
2017 Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award (longlist) : Sleeping Giants


Sylvain Neuvel recommends
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How to Become the Dark Lord (and Die Trying) (2024)
(Dark Lord Davi, book 1)
Django Wexler
"Awesome! This book is all kinds of fun. It's dark, irreverent, and funny as hell. I tore through this thing in a day. It's that good. All Hail Dark Lord Davi!"
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The Downloaded (2024)
Robert J Sawyer
"No one does the end of the world quite like Robert J. Sawyer. The Downloaded is a wicked-smart thrill ride from start to finish. The interview format brings genuine intimacy to this action-packed story that also raises questions about consciousness, society, and the very nature of humanity. I loved it."
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The Other Valley (2024)
Scott Alexander Howard
"What a stunning debut! This coming-of-age story is filled to the brim with heart and hope and Howard's prose is simply breathtaking. The Other Valley is a brilliant take on time travel and a thought-provoking exploration of the boundaries between fate and choice. Make room on your shelves, folks, this book is going to knock your socks off."

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