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Django Wexler

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Django Wexler graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh with degrees in creative writing and computer science, and worked for the university in artificial intelligence research.  Eventually he migrated to Microsoft in Seattle, where he now lives with two cats and a teetering mountain of books.  When not planning Shadow Campaigns, he wrangles computers, paints tiny soldiers, and plays games of all sorts.

Genres: Fantasy, Children's Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy

Django Wexler recommends
Senlin Ascends (2013)
(Babel, book 1)
Josiah Bancroft
"Senlin Ascends crosses the everyday strangeness and lyrical prose of Borges and Gogol with all the action and adventure of high fantasy. I loved it, and grabbed the next one as soon as I turned the last page."
The Grey Bastards (2015)
(Lot Lands, book 1)
Jonathan French
"A gritty adventure with a fantastic, foul-mouthed voice and filthy, lovable characters in a wonderfully original world. Fans of Abercrombie’s THE FIRST LAW or the soldierly banter of Erikson’s MALAZAN BOOK OF THE FALLEN will like this a lot."
The Waking Fire (2016)
(Draconis Memoria, book 1)
Anthony Ryan
"The Waking Fire is part Indiana Jones, part Pirates of the Caribbean, and part Mistborn. It's got wonderful, memorable characters and great action...I loved it."
Kings of the Wyld (2017)
(Band , book 1)
Nicholas Eames
"A fantastic epic fantasy! Just the right smidgen of tongue-in-cheek to work wonderfully. Go read."
Blackwing (2017)
(Raven's Mark, book 1)
Ed McDonald
"Blackwing is a bloody, gritty fantasy novel that manages not to sacrifice its heart. I love the world, which feel strange and lived-in, and the strength of the voice is fantastic. Fans of Glen Cook’s The Black Company or Joe Abercrombie’s The First Law series will be very happy with this one."
The Last Sun (2018)
(Tarot Sequence, book 1)
K D Edwards
"A fast, fun urban fantasy in a wonderfully original world, full of slam-bang magic and interesting characters."
Black Chamber (2018)
(Alternate World War, book 1)
S M Stirling
"It's a great feeling being in the hands of an alternate history master. Black Chamber is a wonderfully fun transcontinental spy romp, and a great beginning to a new series."
Breach (2018)
(Cold War Magic, book 1)
W L Goodwater
"Breach is a Cold War fantasy that nails the period flavor of a divided Berlin haunted by the horrors of the past, with a great cast and plenty of magic. Fans of Tim Powers' Declare or Charles Stross' The Atrocity Archives will like this one!"
Children of Ruin (2019)
(Children of Time, book 2)
Adrian Tchaikovsky
"Children of Ruin is wonderful - big, thinky SF that feels classic without being mired in the past, absolutely crammed with fun ideas. Anyone who likes sweeping, evolutionary-scale stories will love this."
Wanderers (2019)
(Wanderers , book 1)
Chuck Wendig
"Wanderers is amazing—huge, current, both broad and intensely personal, blending the contemplative apocalypse of Station Eleven with the compulsive readability of the best thrillers."
Novice Dragoneer (2019)
(Dragoneer Academy, book 1)
E E Knight
"Novice Dragoneer is deep and thoughtful, with intricate worldbuilding and resonant characters both human and draconic. Anyone who fell in love with Tamora Pierce's Alanna will find a home here too."
Harrow the Ninth (2020)
(Locked Tomb, book 2)
Tamsyn Muir
"Harrow the Ninth is a psychological rollercoaster covering forty billion light-years. It’s wonderful to see the universe of Gideon expand, while staying as twisted and full of bones as ever."
The Black Coast (2021)
(God-King Chronicles, book 1)
Mike Brooks
"Excellent characters and wonderful worldbuilding, with a wealth of interesting cultural collisions . . . I'm already excited for the next one!"
The Blacktongue Thief (2021)
(Blacktongue, book 1)
Christopher Buehlman
"The Blacktongue Thief is a masterclass in voice and thoughtful world design, with a wonderful cast and a protagonist who grabs you instantly. Fans of Lynch's The Lies of Locke Lamora will love this one."
A Master of Djinn (2021)
(Dead Djinn Universe, book 1)
P Djèlí Clark
"An engaging mystery with a wonderful mix of the fantastic and the mundane, chain-smoking crocodile gods, stuffy marid librarians, and a brilliant heroine with a dashing bowler."
City of Iron and Dust (2021)
J P Oakes
"A wonderful mash-up fantasy with a dash of Carl Hiaasen, a mad scramble through a burning city for the ultimate prize. Fans of Daniel Polansky's Low Town or Robert Jackson Bennett's City of Stairs will enjoy this one."
Battle of the Linguist Mages (2022)
Scotto Moore
"Sparklepunk meets Snow Crash! One of those books that hits you with an amazing new idea every couple of pages, and it makes for a wild ride."
Leech (2022)
Hiron Ennes
"Leech is wonderful, with a truly unique protagonist, a goeey, squicky post-apocalyptic setting, and a dose of Gormenghast gothic. Perfect for fans of Gideon the Ninth and The Traitor."

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