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Jay Nichols got himself born in Houston, Texas, in 1979. While his bones were still growing, he did things. He went to school, played guitar, attended college, worked a job.

In 2005, he moved to San Antonio, where he resides today. He still likes to do things from time to time.

His first novel, Canis Major, was released in June, 2012. A scattering of short stories followed soon after.


Average rating: 3.47 · 15 ratings · 6 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
Canis Major
3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Emily Smiles for April
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Monkey Bars
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Uprising
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Book of Suburbia
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Put your book down, go outside, look up, and behold. The annual Perseid meteor shower is at its peak tonight around 2 AM. Weather permitting, you should get a pretty good show. And don't try to take pictures with your phone, either. Just enjoy what you see, uncaptured. In life, it's the briefest of moments, like when Earth and dust collide, that you'll remember most.



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“When you view your world exclusively through the lens of science, your prescription will never be strong enough.”
Jay Nichols

“Standing there, peering around his room, Pete realized something that should have dawned on him years ago: Science really did suck. (Russell was right.) There just wasn’t any point to it. Sure, in its most altruistic distillation, science saved lives—but when had it ever made those lives worth living? The cold machine called science’s sole purpose, and Pete knew it now, was to drain the wonder out of things, to sap the imagination of its juices, to rob possibilities from dreamers. Science explained without ever getting to the crux of the matter, locking us all into a single paradigm of thought: that all we are is randomly accumulated stardust hanging out on a larger clump of randomly accumulated stardust that is spiraling out and away from other chunks of randomly accumulated stardust, on a collision course with an empty infinity.”
Jay Nichols, Canis Major

“How did he get here? What drew him back? Easy answer: the monkey bars. Not-so-easy answer. . . . What took him away in the first place? Gyroscopic deflections are only partly to blame. Who can stop a revolving planet? Who can predict where on the table a spinning quarter will fall flat?”
Jay Nichols, Monkey Bars

“The creative adult is the child who has survived.”
Ursula K. Le Guin

“To be nobody but
yourself in a world
which is doing its best day and night to make you like
everybody else means to fight the hardest battle
which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.”
E.E. Cummings

“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
― Fredrick Nietzsche

“I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.”
Kurt Cobain

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
Edgar Allan Poe

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