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Ted Kosmatka

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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 in Seattle. Ted’s fiction has been nominated for the Nebula and Theodore Sturgeon awards. His novel THE FLICKER MEN was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the bes ...more

Average rating: 3.68 · 6,753 ratings · 1,098 reviews · 43 distinct works · Similar authors
The Games

3.45 avg rating — 1,720 ratings — published 2012 — 15 editions
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The Flicker Men

3.66 avg rating — 1,271 ratings — published 2015 — 15 editions
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Prophet of Bones

3.27 avg rating — 639 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
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Portal 2: Lab Rat

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Divining Light

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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.

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 drank until I couldn’t remember which hand held the gun and which the bottle. I drank until they were the same.”
Ted Kosmatka, The Flicker Men

“So there is only this place.” He gestured around him. “Only work. People forget they are going to die someday. There’s more to life than career and paycheck.”
Ted Kosmatka, The Flicker Men

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