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Darin is the author of three novels--Noise (2010), Chimpanzee (2014), and Totem (2015)--and co-editor of the literary fringe journal Bahamut. With a B.A., an M.A., and a Ph.D. in Literature and Theory, he works as an acquisitions and production editor at Resurrection House, having previously spent a number of years teaching writing and literature at several universities. He has also worked as the principal video game writer at id Software and has served in various editorial and design capacities for a number of independent presses and journals. He lives in Texas with his wife, where he dreams of empty places.


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Darin Bradley Sit in the chair with your fingers on the keyboard. Listen to some music--that's fine. But no Internet, no TV, no phone calls. Sit there every day for…moreSit in the chair with your fingers on the keyboard. Listen to some music--that's fine. But no Internet, no TV, no phone calls. Sit there every day for an hour and think about your project. You will write, or you will go insane. Either one is entertaining.(less)
Darin Bradley Finish the project. Even if it's terrible. Allow yourself to write terrible fiction, and then go and write terrible books. It's okay to throw one…moreFinish the project. Even if it's terrible. Allow yourself to write terrible fiction, and then go and write terrible books. It's okay to throw one away--I did. Everybody needs training wheels at first, and the largest hurdle between yourself and publication is simply finishing the book.

Never compare your writing to what you read by your favorite authors. Those books have been developed, revised, and polished by an entire team of publishing professionals. You're one writer on your own; the important thing is to write honestly, and the rest will take care of itself.(less)
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locusonline2008e Tim Pratt reviews Chimpanzee in this month’s issue of Locus: “Bradley’s sophomore effort is just as ambitious as his debut, and his voice is more assured, his characters better delineated. Chimpanzee isn’t cheerful stuff, but there’s a revolutionary zeal, and a belief in the power of the mind to effect change in the world, that provides some light in this otherwise bleak dystopia. I’m excited...

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Author appearance, September 09, 2014 08:00PM
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Meet the Authors
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It is the spaces we must be concerned with. With clearing them out. Because of the contexts within them. With less context reacting us, we might all be safer. More efficient. I stare at the building across the road, and I wonder about its presence. Its residential spaces. Its malice.Darin Bradley
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“I tried to convince myself once, when I was a teenager, that I felt God. Alone in the sanctuary, accompanying my mom on an evening errand to the church. I stared at the ceiling and drew deep breath as quickly as I could. I told our youth minister in his ball cap that I had felt Him. That I was blessed.

But in the end, it was only the wind and the rain, making noise in the darkness.”
Darin Bradley, Noise

“The problem with romance is the occlusion. The tunnel vision, drawing your every gaze downstream, into those other eyes, the flotsam of your better self, your clearer self, along for the ride. It doesn't matter what secrets swirl and bob in the waters beneath you, as you float toward that lady at Delphi, who, you imagined, reading Mythology, must have been beautiful. It doesn't matter that Charybdis, with no body, with no form, with only a mouth-as-being, couldn't have been evil, because she lacked the brain for it. It doesn't matter that following the logical course of events, the natural course, always disadvantages someone else, because love, after all, is simply a competition for resources, made infinitely complex and unknowable when squared and cubed and raised to every other emotional exponent - and then layered with sex and society and a bad memory for what those resources were in the first place.”
Darin Bradley, Noise

“We were most amused by destroying what we'd taken.”
Darin Bradley, Noise

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“It is the spaces we must be concerned with. With clearing them out. Because of the contexts within them. With less context reacting us, we might all be safer. More efficient. I stare at the building across the road, and I wonder about its presence. Its residential spaces. Its malice.”
Darin Bradley, Chimpanzee




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