Robert Jackson Bennett

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Robert Jackson Bennett

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Robert Jackson Bennett is a two-time award winner of the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel, an Edgar Award winner for Best Paperback Original, and is also the 2010 recipient of the Sydney J Bounds Award for Best Newcomer, and a Philip K Dick Award Citation of Excellence. His fifth novel, City of Stairs, is in stores now.

He lives in Austin with his wife and son. He can be found on Twitter at @robertjbennett.

Well folks, it’s been a fun couple of years kicking it over here at my own wordpress account. But it’s like the Bible says: “When I was a child, I lived as a child and spoke as a child. But when I became a man I took that child out back and had him shot.”

In other words, it’s time to graduate to a full-on professional-ass website.Check it out here, including images of Bulikov, and its landmarks!...

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"This is not out till September, so I am not going to post a review until some time in the summer, but the gist of it will be: this is awesome. This will easily be one of the best books of 2014."
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"When I requested the uncorrected, digital proof of this book, I didn't know what to expect since there was no description of the plot (or even a real cover) and I was unfamiliar with the author. I took a chance since I thought it would be interest..." Read more of this review »
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billed as epic fantasy and having clear hints that it will follow its usual storyline, but a very unusual world building that shows the potential of the genre if it moves away from pseudo-medieval Western/east Asian,..." Read more of this review »
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“Forgetting... is a beautiful thing. When you forget, you remake yourself... For a caterpillar to become a butterfly, it must forget it was a caterpillar at all. Then it will be as if the caterpillar never was & there was only ever a butterfly.”
Robert Jackson Bennett, City of Stairs

And Olvos said to them: “Why have you done this, my children? Why is the sky wreathed with smoke? Why have you made war in far places, and shed blood in strange lands?

And they said to Her: “You blessed us as Your people, and we rejoiced, and were happy. But we found those who were not Your people, and they would not become Your people, and they were willful and ignorant of You. They would not open their ears to Your songs, or lay Your words upon their tongues. So we dashed them upon the rocks and threw down their houses and shed their blood and scattered them to the winds, and we were right to do so. For we are Your people. We carry Your blessings. We are Yours, and so we are right. Is this not what You said?”

And Olvos was silent.

Robert Jackson Bennett, City of Stairs

“Life is full of beautiful dangers, dangerous beauties... They wound us in ways we cannot see: an injury ripples out, like a stone dropped in water, touching moments years into the future.”
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Robert Bennett Thanks! I appreciate hearing that.

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