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J.B. Simmons

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J.B. Simmons writes thrillers with an apocalyptic twist, and philosophy clothed in fantasy. His latest novel, Unbound, tells the story of a rich kid from Manhattan with nightmares of a dragon and the world ending in 2066.

J.B. lives outside Washington, DC, with his wife, three little kids, and an intriguing day job. He writes before dawn and runs all day. His secret fuel: coffee and leftover juice boxes.

Learn more at www.jbsimmons.com.

Average rating: 3.84 · 491 ratings · 116 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
Unbound

3.78 avg rating — 204 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Light in the Gloaming

3.47 avg rating — 148 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Clothed with the Sun

4.22 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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Great White Throne

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Breaking the Gloaming

4.26 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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“I STOOD IN the piazza facing St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Bodies pressed around me and a pope’s voice boomed in my ears. The ground began to tremble, as if aching under the crowd’s weight. The cobblestones lurched under my feet. I staggered, tripped over someone, and fell flat on my back. People started running and screaming.”
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“I sat up, rubbed my eyes, and ran my hands through my hair. Today of all days, I could not have these visions in my head. Maybe I would try the new pill. If it let me control my dreams as they promised, I’d program my mind for more productive nights. I’d dream of breaking a code to stop the next attack on America, while finding a smart girl who’d appreciate it. That’s what I needed: a smart girl, not a freakin’ dragon.”
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“These people were so weird. Precepts had been around long enough now. Besides, who would turn down a standard implant to be smarter, sharper, stronger? I called my precept “V.” She was far from standard. She was the best my dad’s money could buy, and he could buy anything. Life without V would be like earth without the sun.”
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message 4: by Yomi

Yomi Merry Christmas, J.B. and a Happy New Year!


message 3: by J.B.

J.B. Simmons Christopher wrote: "Appreciate you for following up on your book. I will start on it tomorrow. I am looking forward to reading, Light in the Gloaming! Write On!"

Absolutely, Christopher. Great to hear, and enjoy!


Christopher Taylor Appreciate you for following up on your book. I will start on it tomorrow. I am looking forward to reading, Light in the Gloaming! Write On!


Lauren Stoolfire Thanks for adding me as a friend! I look forward to reading Light in the Gloaming! :)


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