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Wayne Simmons

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Belfast, Ireland
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Wayne Simmons is a Northern Irish writer with several genre novels published in the UK, Austria, Spain, Turkey and North America. 

His bestselling zombie novel, Flu, was serialised by Sirius XM's Book Radio.

His cyberpunk novel, Plastic Jesus, was described by the Guardian as 'a stunning read, but not for the faint hearted.' 

Wayne is a regular contributor to Skin Deep Tattoo Magazine. 

For the uninitiated out there, Interzone is the UK’s longest-running scifi and fantasy magazine. Available bi-monthly from TTA Press, it features short stories for the most part but also book & movie reviews, interviews and opinion pieces.

I’ve had a subscription with the mag for over a year now and have found it to be a wonderful way to connect with writers both new and established working...

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Average rating: 3.71 · 2,307 ratings · 319 reviews · 19 distinct worksSimilar authors
Flu (Flu, #1)

3.58 avg rating — 1,237 ratings — published 2010 — 14 editions
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Drop Dead Gorgeous

3.82 avg rating — 337 ratings — published 2008 — 8 editions
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Doll Parts

3.95 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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The Girl in the Basement

3.78 avg rating — 95 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Plastic Jesus

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“There wasn’t much to coo at when driving along a post-apocalyptic motorway. A stalled vehicle here, a mini pile-up there.”
Wayne Simmons, Flu

“This flu thing’s out of control,” Grady said, pointing his fork at the TV. “There’s talk of them doing quarantines.”
“Quarantines?”
“Yeah, like going into towns where infection rates are high and locking the place down. That sort of thing.”
Ciaran laughed. “You watch too much sci-fi, mate…”
Wayne Simmons, Fever

“Star cried out in pain. Swore. Spat in the bitch’s face.”
Wayne Simmons, Doll Parts

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“Surviving is one thing," he said quietly, his voice suddenly calmer, "but you've got to have a reason to do it. There's no point in living if you don't have anything worth living for.”
David Moody, Autumn

“I never get enough of the adrenaline rush of hearing good music played live and played loud like this. Hearing these songs again snatches me out of the day-to-day and helps me forget all the things I usually waste my time worrying about. As long as the music's playing I don't have to do anything except listen, relax, and enjoy myself.”
David Moody, Hater

“There wasn’t much to coo at when driving along a post-apocalyptic motorway. A stalled vehicle here, a mini pile-up there.”
Wayne Simmons, Flu

“This flu thing’s out of control,” Grady said, pointing his fork at the TV. “There’s talk of them doing quarantines.”
“Quarantines?”
“Yeah, like going into towns where infection rates are high and locking the place down. That sort of thing.”
Ciaran laughed. “You watch too much sci-fi, mate…”
Wayne Simmons, Fever

“Well, lighten up, eh? World’s ended, honey. Swearing’s legal now. Along with thieving, drinking in public and getting absolutely wasted on coke.” She exhaled another lung-full of tobacco. “That’s kind of our bag here...”
Wayne Simmons, Drop Dead Gorgeous

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This is a group focused on sharing the passion we all have for the paranormal, horror and fantasy genre. My aim is to have the spotlight on indie Auth ...more
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The most active Goodreads group for apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic and dystopic fiction! Join the monthly book reading, get recommendations, or just te ...more
56070 The Zombie Group! — 532 members — last activity Jul 24, 2017 08:11AM
Join us the week of October 24 for a chat about all things Zombie! Hang onto your brains for a discussion of the undead. We'll be joined by authors Da ...more
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For all those ready to battle the zombie hordes.
68306 The Edgar Awards Panel — 280 members — last activity Jun 13, 2017 09:36AM
Join us on Monday, April 23, for a discussion with some of the finest mystery and crime writers on the scene today. This group is in celebration of th ...more
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message 1: by Rai

Rai Hi Wayne,

Thanks for connecting with me here on Goodreads!

To your success!

~Rai


message 2: by Simon

Simon Thanks for looking me up, Wayne.


message 3: by Wayne

Wayne Simmons Thank you, Simon! :)


message 4: by Wayne

Wayne Simmons Rai wrote: "Hi Wayne,

Thanks for connecting with me here on Goodreads!

To your success!

~Rai"


Thanks, Rai! :)


Rhiannon Thank you for friending me!
You are an amazing writer, your storys are deep and scary i love them! Best zombie series ever!


message 6: by Wayne

Wayne Simmons Rhiannon wrote: "Thank you for friending me!
You are an amazing writer, your storys are deep and scary i love them! Best zombie series ever!"


Wow, thank you, Rhiannon :)


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