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J.M. McDermott

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His first novel was plucked from a slush pile and went on to be #6 on Amazon.com's Year's Best SF/F of 2008, shortlisted for a Crawford Prize, and on Locus Magazine's Recommended Reading List for Debuts. His short fiction has appeared in Weird Tales Magazine, Fantasy Magazine, Apex Magazine, and Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, among other places. He has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston, and an MFA in Popular Fiction from the Stonecoast program of the University of Southern Maine.

By night, he wanders a maze of bookshelves and empty coffee cups, and by day he wanders the streets of San Antonio, where he lives and works.

He tries to write in between.


I have been reading perhaps too many historical texts, including revisiting Richard Hakluyt's Voyages and Discoveries, and some new-to-me-but-not-new books on the history of the world viewed by an economist. It made an interesting mental backdrop to a recent piece in the Rolling Stone about corruption and bid rigging and all sorts of nefarious acts in the corporate financial system. Taibbi's pi... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.68 · 717 ratings · 166 reviews · 32 distinct works · Similar authors
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Last Dragon
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When We Were Executioners (...
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We Leave Together (Dogsland...
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Maze
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Death Mask and Eulogy
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Women and Monsters
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Disintegration Visions
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Are You Listening?
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Straggletaggle
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“I learned that every tree fights for sunlight in the canopy, but this happens so slowly that the combat looks like peace.”
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“I think the wilderness is where things happen and no one writes about them. It is the place where there are no maps, no memorials to heroes, no gravestones, no paper and no ink.”
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