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Chuck Wendig



Chuck Wendig is a novelist, screenwriter, and game designer. He's the author of BLACKBIRDS, DOUBLE DEAD and DINOCALYPSE NOW, and is co-writer of the short film PANDEMIC, the feature film HiM, and the Emmy-nominated digital narrative COLLAPSUS. He lives in Pennsylvania with wife, taco terrier, and tiny human.

Genres: Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Horror, Fantasy
 
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Awards
John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (2013) : Blackbirds


Chuck Wendig recommends
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Dead Things (2013)
(Eric Carter, book 1)
Stephen Blackmoore
"Demons and dark magic and gods of death: what's not to like? Blackmoore's hard-charging prose hits like a bullet fired from a cursed gun.... Fast becoming my favorite urban fantasy series, Broken Souls is a welcome addition to the necromancer chronicles of Eric Carter. Read this book. Read it now."
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Vicious (2013)
(Villains, book 1)
V E Schwab
"An epic collision of super-powered nemeses. The writing and storycraft is Schwab's own superpower as this tale leaps off the page in all its dark, four-color comic-book glory."
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The Three (2014)
(Three , book 1)
Sarah Lotz
"One of the finest, freakiest horror novels I've read."
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The Fold (2015)
Peter Clines
"That rare thriller that always keeps just one step ahead of the reader...a crackling, electric read."
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Tin Men (2015)
Christopher Golden
"Tin Men is a hard-charging near-future thriller that is both exciting and prescient. Gut-clenching tension and characters you actually care about elevate this book above others in its field. Golden doesn’t mess around, and proves his own name true: His stories are as precious as gold."
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Envy of Angels (2015)
(Sin du Jour Affair, book 1)
Matt Wallace
"Funny and demented...I'll read anything this guy"
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Wake of Vultures (2015)
(Shadow, book 1)
Lila Bowen
"Wake of Vultures doesn't just fly-it soars."
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The Family Plot (2016)
Cherie Priest
"Cherie Priest is our new queen of darkness...Time to kneel before her, lest she take our heads."
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Rupert Wong and the Ends of the Earth (2017)
(Gods and Monsters: Rupert Wong, book 2)
Cassandra Khaw
"She's too good a writer to ignore."
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River of Teeth (2017)
(River of Teeth, book 1)
Sarah Gailey
"Weird and wonderful, River of Teeth proves handily why Sarah Gailey is a writer to watch."
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The Armored Saint (2018)
(Sacred Throne, book 1)
Myke Cole
"A dark fantasy tale with sharp teeth and a hard punch. Heloise is the hero we need, and Myke Cole is the writer to bring her transformation to light."
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The Oracle Year (2018)
Charles Soule
"Soule’s The Oracle Year is like a sliding puzzle, except every time you think you can predict what the image will be, new pieces slide into place. It’s a wonderfully mysterious thriller that proves Soule is as much a master of prose as he is of comic book script."
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Space Opera (2018)
Catherynne M Valente
"SPACE OPERA is a book I really needed in this dour, dire age: Valente’s book contains a story and prose that is both electric and breathless, It has the heart of Douglas Adams and the soul of David Bowie. I loved it and it made me happy."
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Zero Sum Game (2018)
(Cas Russell, book 1)
S L Huang
"Fast, furious, and one of the coolest, most crackin' reads this year."
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The Very Best of Caitlin R. Kiernan (2019)
Caitlín R Kiernan
"Caitlín Kiernan is a minister of dark magic, and any collection of her work is a must-read."
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Inspection (2019)
Josh Malerman
"A wonderfully mad bit of narrative knotwork, braiding together threads of The Handmaid’s Tale and BioShock with aplomb. Malerman is a master at unsettling you—and keeping you off-balance until the last page is turned."
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Seven Blades in Black (2019)
(Grave of Empires, book 1)
Sam Sykes
"Gunslingers and mad mages and monsters, oh my. Sykes' latest is a brutal and vulgar epic yet still fun enough that - and I say this as the highest of compliments - makes me wish like hell it ends up with an adaptation into a role-playing game."
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The Warehouse (2019)
Rob Hart
"Taut, tense, and masterful. Every page presents a new set of chills that tells you in no uncertain terms: this is where we're headed if we don't correct our course."
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The Twisted Ones (2019)
T Kingfisher
"Reads so fast and so effortless that you don't realize how in thrall you are to it. It's the sensation of being a little kid who stayed out too long past dinner and sure, you were having fun, but now it's a moonless night and the forest is dark and you are hopelessly lost. This is righteous, folkloric horror, and the devil is waiting in between these pages."
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Burn the Dark (2020)
(Malus Domestica, book 1)
S A Hunt
"S.A. Hunt is a kickass storyteller conquering the zone between fantasy and horror. Keep an eye on this one, because they're just getting started."
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Murder Ballads and Other Horrific Tales (2020)
John Hornor Jacobs
"A storyteller and writer working at the top of his game."
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Mask of Ghosts (2020)
(Ghostwriters, book 5)
J H Moncrieff
"J.H. Moncrieff is a bold new voice in horror and supernatural suspense."

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