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Isaac Marion

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Isaac Marion is a young hermit living in Seattle with his beard and his cat, starving, hysterical, naked. His first novel, WARM BODIES, was adapted into a film in 2013. A prequel novella, THE NEW HUNGER, will be released some time in 2015, and he is currently working on an absurdly ambitious concluding volume, which will hopefully be released late 2015 or early 2016. And he will let you in on a little secret: no one wrote this bio about him. He is writing it in third person, pretending to be some raving publicist or besotted fan for some reason of ancient and baffling literary convention. He is me. Hello, I'm Isaac, hello.


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Isaac Marion It's hard to say with any precision since I'm still in the middle of writing it, but my hope is to finish before spring of 2015, and then it will…moreIt's hard to say with any precision since I'm still in the middle of writing it, but my hope is to finish before spring of 2015, and then it will probably be released 6 months to a year later, depending on what the publisher's plans are. A long wait, I know, but this book was a much, much bigger undertaking than Warm Bodies. I spent almost a year just working it all out in my head before I even started typing because it's a very layered story with a lot of intersecting threads and I had to make sure I was tying it all together with the big concepts at its core. It's already 40 pages longer than Warm Bodies and I'm barely 3/4ths of the way through, so it's going to be an epic brick.

I'm so grateful to you readers for keeping your enthusiasm alive for all these years. I really believe it will be worth the wait.(less)
Isaac Marion This is an important question that I get asked a lot and the answer is complicated, so I'm going to take my sweet time here...

No, I won't claim that I…more
This is an important question that I get asked a lot and the answer is complicated, so I'm going to take my sweet time here...

No, I won't claim that I started writing Warm Bodies with the intention of it being a series. I expected it to be a standalone novel. But that wasn't because the story was over, it was because I was a broke young writer with nothing published and had absolutely no reason to think this book would generate enough interest to allow for a sequel, if it ever got published at all. It wasn't a time to be planning epic sagas.

So I ended the book with what was really the first act of the story, always knowing there was more. What would life be like for R as a newly human person? How would he fit into society? How would such an alienated, socially stunted infant handle a romantic relationship? Would he ever remember his past self, and what would that do to the new person he's trying to become?

There's a book's worth of drama just in R's own life, but there's a lot more than that going on. What happens to the Dead after this "cure" begins to spread? What is the cure? What are the Dead and why do they exist? What else exists? Just how weird has the world become if it's allowing mythical undead creatures to become real? How does humanity deal with this new reality, and how do bad people exploit it to reclaim power and rebuild the old status quo? And most importantly: how do R and Julie spread the revolution they started? Can something as ancient and tenacious as human nature be challenged? If given a blank page, can society rewrite itself? Can the world truly change?

Those were questions I was asking when I wrote the last page of Warm Bodies. I had a much bigger story in my head and had even hinted at it with references to militia groups and a strange, subhuman power behind the Boneys, but I knew it was too big and ambitious for where I was at the time, both career-wise and maturity-wise. So I wrapped up Warm Bodies as neatly as I could and prepared to move on.

I never DREAMED that this weird little tale would become an international bestseller with a hit movie and a beautifully insane fandom full of people who connect to its world strongly enough to write their own stories in it and paint pictures of its people and try to imagine what happens next. Once I realized that there were all these people inhabiting this world with me, eager to explore more of it, I knew I had to take on the rest of the story, even though it's fucking huge and scary. Warm Bodies is a satisfying first act, but it was never really a conclusion. This book will be a conclusion.(less)
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“I want to change my punctuation. I long for exclamation marks, but I'm drowning in ellipses.”
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“In my mind I am eloquent; I can climb intricate scaffolds of words to reach the highest cathedral ceilings and paint my thoughts. But when I open my mouth, everything collapses.”
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“You should always be taking pictures, if not with a camera then with your mind. Memories you capture on purpose are always more vivid than the ones you pick up by accident.”
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Gloria Hi Isaac!! Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! :)


Sangria Thanks for the friend add! =)


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Dayla Thanks for accepting my friend request!! I can't wait to read the sequel to Warm Bodies :D


Lisa Hines Hello Isaac! I just returned home from watching Warm Bodies, and I absolutely loved it. It stayed true to the book and the actor choices were amazing. Awesome, amazing, and fantastic. Thank you, thank you, thank you!


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Isaac Marion Timothy wrote: "Is there going to be a sequal to warm bodies? Saw the previews during breaking dawn pt 2 it looks fantastic."

Read this. :-)

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Timothy Is there going to be a sequal to warm bodies? Saw the previews during breaking dawn pt 2 it looks fantastic.


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