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Jeff Somers


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Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, as a child he imagined he would be a brain surgeon, until a spirit-crushing experience convinced him that in order to be a brain surgeon he would have to actually attend school, work hard, and master basic mathematics. After a severe head trauma, he chose instead to write stories and learn the high art of cocktail mixing, and spent the next twenty years in a pleasant haze of fiction and booze. He is the creator of the zine The Inner Swine, and the author of the books Lifers, The Freaks are Winning, The Electric Church, and The Digital Plague, not to mention numerous short stories.
 


Genres: Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy
 
Series
Avery Cates
   0.5. The Kendish Hit (2017)
   1. The Electric Church (2007)
   2. The Digital Plague (2008)
   3. The Eternal Prison (2009)
   4. The Terminal State (2010)
   5. The Final Evolution (2011)
   The Walled City (2015)
   The Pale (2015)
   The Iron Island (2015)
   The Bey (2016)
   The City Lord (2016)
   The Drum Trial (2018)
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Ustari Cycle
   0.5. Fixer (2014)
   1. Trickster (2013)
   2. We Are Not Good People (2014)
   3. The Stringer (2016)
   4. Last Best Day (2016)
   5. The Boom Bands (2017)
   Idolator (2020)
   The Bleeder (2021)
   Magic is Violence (2021)
   The Red Line (2021)
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Avery Cates: The Burning City
   1. The New World (2019)
   2. The Devil's Bargain (2019)
   3. The Long Siege (2019)
   4. The Dark Hunt (2020)
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Avery Cates: The Machines of War
   1. The Black Wave (2021)
   2. The Last Mile (2022)
   3. The Ghost Fleet (2022)
   The Machines of War (2023)
   4. The Salted Earth (2023)
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Novels
   Lifers (2001)
   Chum (2013)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Ruiner (2014)
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Non fiction show
 
Jeff Somers recommends
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Apart in the Dark (2018)
Ania Ahlborn
"A great storyteller who spins an atmosphere of dread literally from the first page."
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Slum Online (2010)
Hiroshi Sakurazaka
"Online slummer Etsuro's quest to find and defeat Ganker Jack is exhilerating, but his parallel search for love and purpose (and a blue cat) in Real Life is just as affecting. Intriguing, thought provoking, and unexpectedly action-packed!"

Books containing stories by Jeff Somers
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Life Is Short and Then You Die (2019)
(Mystery Writers of America Presents)
edited by
Kelley Armstrong

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Award nominations
2016 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award (nominee) : Avery Cates: The Walled City


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