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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, Horror, Young Adult Fantasy, Children's Fiction, Fantasy

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John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (2013) : Blackbirds

Chuck Wendig recommends
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."
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."
The Three (2014)
(Three , book 1)
Sarah Lotz
"One of the finest, freakiest horror novels I've read."
The Fold (2015)
Peter Clines
"That rare thriller that always keeps just one step ahead of the reader...a crackling, electric read."
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."
Envy of Angels (2015)
(Sin du Jour Affair, book 1)
Matt Wallace
"Funny and demented...I'll read anything this guy"
Wake of Vultures (2015)
(Shadow, book 1)
Lila Bowen
"Wake of Vultures doesn't just fly-it soars."
The Family Plot (2016)
Cherie Priest
"Cherie Priest is our new queen of darkness...Time to kneel before her, lest she take our heads."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
Zero Sum Game (2018)
(Cas Russell, book 1)
S L Huang
"Fast, furious, and one of the coolest, most crackin' reads this year."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
Murder Ballads and Other Horrific Tales (2020)
John Hornor Jacobs
"A storyteller and writer working at the top of his game."
Mask of Ghosts (2020)
(Ghostwriters, book 5)
J H Moncrieff
"J.H. Moncrieff is a bold new voice in horror and supernatural suspense."
Hummingbird Salamander (2021)
Jeff VanderMeer
"This is an astonishing book, topical and madly compelling. A timely, unsettling novel of obsession and descent--a thriller equal parts ecological and psychological, whose puzzle warns of a natural world on the edge of ruination. There's an urgency to it, but it's not preachy. VanderMeer shines in revealing our current dystopia."
Mine (2021)
Delilah S Dawson
"A fiendishly creepy ghost story, wreathed in the summertime swamps and humid tangle of Florida."

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