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Alexander Jablokov

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Alexander Jablokov writes science fiction for readers who won't give up literate writing or vivid characters to get the thrills they demand. He is a natural transition for non-SF readers interested in taking a stroll with a dangerous AI or a neurosurgeon/jazz musician turned detective, while still giving hardcore SF fans speculative flash, incomprehensible aliens, and kitchen appliances with insect wing cases.

From his well-regarded first novel, Carve the Sky, an interplanetary espionage novel set in a culturally complex 25th century, through the obscenely articulate dolphins with military modifications of a Deeper Sea, the hardboiled post-cyberpunk of Nimbus, the subterranean Martian repression of River of Dust, and the perverse space opera...more


My story "Feral Moon" came out in Asimov's last year. It's a work of military SF, somewhat out of my usual line, and I was pleased with it. It had been a long time since I'd written a solid novella. It dealt with the specific tactical issues of fighting your way through an inhabited asteroid (moon, really, this taking place inside Phobos) as well as the strategic issues of a too-long series of...

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Brain Thief
3.03 of 5 stars 3.03 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Carve the Sky
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1991 — 6 editions
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Deepdrive
3.05 of 5 stars 3.05 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
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A Deeper Sea
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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Nimbus
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1993 — 6 editions
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River of Dust
3.12 of 5 stars 3.12 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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The Breath of Suspension: S...
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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Der Krieg der Delphine
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1994
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Die Juwelen des Himmels
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1993
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“Death is real, irreversible, and awful. Do you want some advice? Don't wait until you're dead to try to communicate. Do it now. You still have a chance. Not a great one, but a better one than you will have. If you think it's hard to get your point across now, and that no one really understands what you're about, just try it when you're dead.”
Alexander Jablokov, Brain Thief

“His action of joining them, which would have been rude in a restaurant that was not moving at three hundred kilometers an hour, was perfectly acceptable on a train, which mimicked the entirely random joinings of life but revealed their true nature by making them last only hours or days, rather than years and decades. People on a train form an alliance, as if the world that surrounded the parallel rails were hostile and and they refugees from it. The dining car, humming and rocking gently in the night, annihilated past and future and made all associations outside of itself seem vaguely unreal. So they welcomed him at their table, for he was one of them, a traveler, not one of those wraiths through whose night-lit cities they passed.”
Alexander Jablokov, Carve the Sky

“They tended to dominate the air and liked annihilating things through saturation bombing, like gleefully violent children.”
Alexander Jablokov, A Deeper Sea

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