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TED KOSMATKA set his sights early on being a writer. This mostly involved having all his writing rejected, pursuing a biology degree, dropping out before graduation, and becoming a steel worker like his father and grandfather. Then the mill went bankrupt. After that he worked various lab jobs where friendships were born and fire departments were called. (And where he learned the fine point of distinction between fire-resistant and fire-proof) Eventually, Ted finished college and worked in a research lab. Then came the final logical step: ditching all that to write video games at Valve. Ted’s fiction has been nominated for the Nebula and Theodore Sturgeon awards. His novel, THE GAMES, was selected by PW as one of the best genre books of 2012...more


Average rating: 3.64 · 3,331 ratings · 640 reviews · 32 distinct works · Similar authors
The Games
3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 1,079 ratings — published 2012 — 12 editions
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Prophet of Bones
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Divining Light
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" Magnificent scientific thriller..in the vein of HG Wells..I loved it

I read THE GAMES, The first novel by Ted Kosmatka and was so very taken by it's superb plot and characters. After reading Mr. Kosmatka's second novel..PROPHET OF BONES..I feel qui... " Read more of this review »
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This is an apocalypse you can believe in, and it's all the more disturbing for it. A gorgeous page turner of a novel. I loved this book. 5 stars out of 5.
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This book is basically the biography of the devil. This is one of the smartest, funniest, all-around best books I've ever read. An absolute joy. I hope this is just the first of many.
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“The enrichment center would like to announce a new employee initiative of forced voluntary participation.

If any Aperture Science employee would like to opt out of this new voluntary testing program, please remember; science rhymes with compliance.

Do you know what doesn't rhyme with compliance?

Neurotoxin.”
Ted Kosmatka, Portal 2: Lab Rat

“The enrichment center would like to announce a new employee initiative of forced voluntary participation.

If any Aperture Science employee would like to opt out of this new voluntary testing program, please remember; science rhymes with compliance.

Do you know what doesn't rhyme with compliance?

Neurotoxin.

Due to high mortality rates, you may be reluctant to participate in the new initiative.

The enrichtment center assures you this is a strictly selfish impulse on your part, and why can't you love science like [insert co-worker's name here]?”
Ted Kosmatka, Portal 2: Lab Rat

“I'd ask you to think outside the box on this, but it's obvious your box is broken. And has schizophrenia.”
Ted Kosmatka, Portal 2: Lab Rat

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