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Patrick Rothfuss

USA flag (b.1973)

Patrick Rothfuss had the good fortune to be born in Wisconsin in 1973, where the long winters and lack of cable television encouraged a love of reading and writing.

After abandoning his chosen field of chemical engineering, Pat became an itinerant student, wandering through clinical psychology, philosophy, medieval history, theater, and sociology. Nine years later, Pat was forced by university policy to finally complete his undergraduate degree in English.

When not reading and writing, he teaches fencing and dabbles with alchemy in his basement.

Genres: Fantasy, Children's Fiction
Patrick Rothfuss recommends
Among Others (2011)
Jo Walton
"A lovely story, unlike anything I've ever read before: funny, touching, and gently magical."
The Incorruptibles (2014)
(Incorruptibles, book 1)
John Hornor Jacobs
"One part ancient Rome, two parts wild west, one part Faust. A pinch of Tolkien, of Lovecraft, of Dante. This is strange alchemy, a recipe I've never seen before. I wish more books were as fresh and brave as this."
Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle (2014)
(Girl Genius, book 3)
Kaja Foglio and Phil Foglio
"Girl Genius has everything I look for in a story."
The Book of Phoenix (2015)
(Who Fears Death)
Nnedi Okorafor
"[Okorafor's] books are fresh, original, and smart. We need more writers like her."
The Aeronaut's Windlass (2015)
Jim Butcher
"So Jim Butcher is writing futuristic dystopian steampunk? You had me at Jim Butcher, actually. But the rest is cool too....Great action scenes, a fascinating world, and characters of a sort I've never seen before. Yup. This is everything I’ve come to expect from Jim Butcher, but in a delightful new flavor."
Welcome to Night Vale (2015)
(Welcome to Night Vale, book 1)
Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink
"Clever, twisted, beautiful, strange, wonderful and sweet . . . this might be the best book I've read in years."
Chapel of Ease (2016)
(Tufa, book 4)
Alex Bledsoe
"Imagine a book somewhere between American Gods and Faulkner. A good book. Absolutely worth your time."
Conspiracy of Ravens (2016)
(Shadow, book 2)
Lila Bowen
"I enjoyed the hell out of it."
Master Assassins (2018)
(Fire Sacraments, book 1)
Robert V S Redick
"This book has everything I love: Clean, crisp worldbuilding. Characters that live and breathe. A story that teases and surprises me. I like Master Assassins so much I wish I'd written it, but deep down, I know I couldn't have written it this well."
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing (2018)
(An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, book 1)
Hank Green
"Fun and full of truth. To be honest, I'm a little irritated at how good the book is. I don't need this kind of competition."
The Long Price Quartet (2018)
(Long Price Quartet)
Daniel Abraham
"Epic and unpredictable."
A King in Cobwebs (2018)
(Tales of Durand, book 3)
David Keck
"Keck's writing style is unique. His description are brief, almost poetic in places...This book is more like a Monet painting than a photograph."

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