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John Dodds

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in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, The United Kingdom
April 26




Wilkie Collins, Ray Bradbury, Peter Straub, many contemporary crime no ...more

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I am the author of The Kendrick Chronicles crime series. The first three books, Bone Machines, Kali's Kiss, and Babylon Slide are out now as audiobooks from Blackstone Audio, Inc. The first two are narrated by Robin Sachs, who has appeared in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Babylon 5, Galaxy Quest, Lost World: Jurassic Park and more, while Babylon Slide is narrated by John Lee, a multiple award-winning narrator who has performed novels by Jo Nesbo and George R.R. Martin, among a host of others. The audiobooks are available in CD, MP3 disc and download formats from all major retailers, such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Audible and

I also have a number of works, including a steampunk YA, The Mechanikals and shorter works out on Amazo

Average rating: 3.29 · 136 ratings · 24 reviews · 26 distinct works · Similar authors
Bone Machines

3.12 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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Kali's Kiss

3.43 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2012
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The Mechanikals

3.36 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2014
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Dead Boyfriends: A Paranorm...

3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2014
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crow among the starlings

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Babylon Slide (The Kendrick...

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Sugar Ceremony

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2013
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Kali's Kiss

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Turning the Table (Humor)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:35PM
Description: A flash fiction about one possible origin of King Arhur's round table. Unrelated to my mainstream fiction (Bone Machines and Kali's Kiss - out now as audiobooks from Blackstone Audio and all good online retailers. This was written just for fun.
Dangerous Women
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“Stories are masks of God.

That's a story, too, of course. I made it up, in collaborations with Joseph Campbell and Scheherazade, Jesus and the Buddha and the Brother's Grimm.

Stories show us how to bear the unbearable, approach the unapproachable, conceive the inconceiveable. Stories provide meaning, texture, layers and layers of truth.

Stories can also trivialize. Offered indelicately, taken too literally, stories become reductionist tools, rendering things neat and therefore false. Even as we must revere and cherish the masks we variously create, Campbell reminds us, we must not mistake the masks of God for God.

So it seemes to me that one of the most vital things we can teach our children is how to be storytellers. How to tell stories that are rigorously, insistently, beautifully true. And how to believe them.”
Melanie Tem, The Man on the Ceiling

“Some truly bad writing, but brilliantly funny at the same time.
"When he was yet a million miles away the bright ring of fire that marked its portal filled the sky in front of him, flexing and twisting like the devil's anus in spasms of immortal agony.”
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