Jay Lake





Jay Lake


Born
June 06, 1964

Died
June 01, 2014

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Jay Lake lived in Portland, Oregon, where he worked on multiple writing and editing projects. His 2007 book Mainspring received a starred review in Booklist. His short fiction appeared regularly in literary and genre markets worldwide. Jay won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, Endeavour Award, and was a multiple nominee for the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards.

Jay Lake isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but he does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from his feed.
Until I sort out how to manage this LiveJournal without directly engaging with the site, I'll continue to make brief announcements here. Due to LiveJournal's Byzantine spam suppression policies, I am no longer posting primary content here. There is an existing LiveJournal RSS feed of my WordPress blog under another handle, [info] feedjaylake . wild_irises has also created a Dreamwidth feed called... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.58 · 21,488 ratings · 2,991 reviews · 212 distinct works · Similar authors
Mainspring (Clockwork Earth...

3.20 avg rating — 1,927 ratings — published 2007 — 9 editions
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Green (Green Universe #1)

3.23 avg rating — 1,708 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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METAtropolis: Cascadia

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Escapement (Clockwork Earth...

3.64 avg rating — 438 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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Endurance (Green Universe, #2)

3.69 avg rating — 392 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Trial of Flowers  (City #1)

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Pinion (Clockwork Earth #3)

3.80 avg rating — 197 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Kalimpura (Green Universe, #3)

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METAtropolis: The Dawn of U...

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METAtropolis: Green Space

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“Writing is self-reinforcing. Don't make a fetish out of it, and don't surrender to the myth of the garret, or the myth of the chained muse. It's like playing the guitar, or practicing taekwondo, or having sex. The more you do, the better you get. The better you get, the better it feels. The better it feels, the more you want to do.”
Jay Lake

“The fanged shadows boiled out behind them, howling for blood, their voices creaking with the sound of snapping bones. The fallen of Hethor's own party seemed to be swept up in the pursuit, dead correct people on their trail, keening, crying, blaming. Rivers of red flowed rapidly across the stone dock in the twilight, slippery sticky blood overtaking their flight to make them trip and slide headfirst into stone bollards or pitch screaming into the sea.”
Jay Lake, Mainspring

“We are not dead!"
He could hear the smile, even in her answering yell. "Certainly we are. It is only that our bodies have not yet learned the truth.”
Jay Lake, Mainspring

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