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A. Lee Martinez was born in El Paso, Texas. At the age of eighteen, for no apparent reason, he started writing novels. Thirteen short years (and a little over a dozen manuscripts) later, his first novel, Gil's All Fright Diner, was published. His hobbies include juggling, games of all sorts, and astral projecting. Also, he likes to sing along with the radio when he's in the car by himself.


Empire City

The corpse of the cyborg gigantobear lay wrapped in the dozen tentacles of the equally terrible, equally dead tyranosquid. Technicians had worked for an hour to separate the two monsters of science gone wrong before calling it quits. Now they struggled to load the two abominations into a transport for proper disposal.

Justine Chang took a survey of the ruined lab where the battle had...

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Though there's no doubting that Edgar Rice Burroughs is not the most poetic of writers and that the Tarzan character is patently ridiculous, Burroughs remains my favorite storyteller and Tarzan is probably my favorite classic fictional character (wit...more
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“Reality is like a fruitcake; pretty enough to look at but with all sorts of nasty things lurking just beneath the surface.”
A. Lee Martinez, Gil's All Fright Diner

“Those who write are writers. Those who wait are waiters.”
A. Lee Martinez

“When you cross over into the weird stuff, there's no going back. Hector has a theory on it. Calls it the law of 'Anomalous Phenomena Attraction.' He explained it to me once. Didn't really pay attention, but it boils down to 'weird shit pulls in more weird shit.”
A. Lee Martinez, Gil's All Fright Diner

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