Joan Frances Turner





Joan Frances Turner

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Joan Frances Turner is the author of Dust, forthcoming from Ace Books on September 7, 2010. Dust is a story of the undead from their own point of view, as they battle time, decay, the loved ones they left behind, encroaching humanity and each other. Or, think Watership Down with zombies instead of rabbits. She is currently working on a sequel, tentatively titled Frail, from the all-important human perspective.

Joan was born in Rhode Island and grew up in the Calumet Region of northwest Indiana, which fellow Region Rat Jean Shepherd famously said “clings precariously to the underbody of Chicago like a barnacle clings to the rotting hulk of a tramp steamer.” Like Mr. Shepherd, she aspires someday to have a local community center named after he...more


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Some news of good import: Thanks to a friendly Twitter follower (nobody ever tells the writer these things directly), I have discovered that Frail is now available for (US) pre-order at Amazon. The definite for-real release date: October 4, 2011. So soon! So far away! (ETA: The paperback edition of Dust drops on the same date. Faraway, so close, et cetera!) Eventually I plan to have the first c...

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Average rating: 3.27 · 1,142 ratings · 256 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
Dust (Dust, #1)
3.24 of 5 stars 3.24 avg rating — 866 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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Frail (Dust, #2)
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“Isn't it wonderful when people do that, when you put all your faith in their being selfish and self -centered and not giving a damn and it turns out, all that time, you were wrong?”
Joan Frances Turner, Dust

“Be nice to her,” I muttered under my breath. “She’s my sister; she got sick. She lost her kid. For all I know, she may have eaten her.”
Joan Frances Turner, Dust

“So am I dead? How many kinds of living and dead and living dead and dead living had I been in just these few months, these few days, after the stasis of plain old human living and dying? I deserved some kind of existential medal.”
Joan Frances Turner, Dust

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