Paul Di Filippo


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in Providence, Rhode Island, The United States
October 29, 1954

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Paul Di Filippo is the author of hundreds of short stories, some of which have been collected in these widely-praised collections: The Steampunk Trilogy, Ribofunk, Fractal Paisleys, Lost Pages, Little Doors, Strange Trades, Babylon Sisters, and his multiple-award-nominated novella, A Year in the Linear City. Another earlier collection, Destroy All Brains, was published by Pirate Writings, but is quite rare because of the extremely short print run (if you see one, buy it!).

The popularity of Di Filippo’s short stories sometimes distracts from the impact of his mindbending, utterly unclassifiable novels: Ciphers, Joe’s Liver, Fuzzy Dice, A Mouthful of Tongues, and Spondulix. Paul’s offbeat sensibility, soulful characterizations, exquisite-yet-
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The Steampunk Trilogy

3.36 avg rating — 998 ratings — published 1995 — 24 editions
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Ribofunk

3.98 avg rating — 533 ratings — published 1996 — 13 editions
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3.14 avg rating — 280 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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Fuzzy Dice

3.79 avg rating — 165 ratings — published 2003 — 5 editions
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The Big Get-Even

3.43 avg rating — 201 ratings — published 2018 — 7 editions
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Lost Pages

3.85 avg rating — 117 ratings — published 1998 — 15 editions
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A Year In The Linear City

3.85 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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Fractal Paisleys

3.64 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 1997 — 11 editions
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Creature from the Black Lag...

3.18 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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Babylon Sisters and Other P...

3.88 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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“Science fiction at its best should be crazy and dangerous, not sane and safe.”
Paul Di Filippo, How To Write Science Fiction

“As many authors have said, if the writer is not surprised by events, then chances are that the reader will not be either, and grow bored.”
Paul Di Filippo, How To Write Science Fiction

“What had happened was this. When still young, I had gotten the idea from somewhere that I might be able to write... Maybe the deadly notion came from liking to read so much. Maybe I was in love with the image of being a writer. Whatever. It had been a really bad idea. Because I couldn't write, at least not by the bluntly and frequently expressed standards of anyone in a position to offer any encouragement and feedback.”
Paul Di Filippo, Fuzzy Dice

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