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Dan Koboldt is a genetics researcher who has co-authored more than 90 publications in Nature, Science, the New England Journal of Medicine, and other journals. Every fall, he disappears into the woods to pursue whitetail deer with bow and arrow. He lives with his wife and three children in Ohio, where the deer take their revenge by eating all of the plants in his backyard.

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Dan Koboldt Thank you for asking! Yes, I've written the sequel, tentatively entitled The Island Deception. Edit: In May 2016, I announced that Harper Voyager made…moreThank you for asking! Yes, I've written the sequel, tentatively entitled The Island Deception. Edit: In May 2016, I announced that Harper Voyager made an offer for that book and an as-yet-unwritten third volume, tentatively entitled The World Awakening. Look for them in February 2017 and February 2018.(less)
Dan Koboldt In terms of writing strengths, I know I'm stronger at exposition than dialogue. This isn't terribly surprising, since I've done a lot of blogging and …moreIn terms of writing strengths, I know I'm stronger at exposition than dialogue. This isn't terribly surprising, since I've done a lot of blogging and scientific writing (both of which have a narrative). However, I think the most challenging aspect is simply getting words on the page every day. (less)
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Beyond Rome: Infrastructure in Ancient Civilizations

This article on infrastructure of ancient civilizations is part of the Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy blog series. Each week, we tackle one of the cultural, historical, or world-building aspects of fantasy with input from an expert. Please join the mailing list to be notified every time new content is posted. The Expert: Eleanor Konik Eleanor Konik studied […]


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Peter, thanks for your question. The first book, The Rogue Retrieval, is your starting point. If you prefer sci-fi, I'd point you to The Triangle, which is published through the Serial Box app.
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“The best illusions aren’t a matter of technology, but of performance. First, you open the minds of the audience. Then you fill them with exactly what you want them to know.”
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