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Paul Di Filippo

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Paul Di Filippo


Born
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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Average rating: 3.75 · 28,971 ratings · 3,065 reviews · 452 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Steampunk Trilogy

3.36 avg rating — 1,041 ratings — published 1995 — 23 editions
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Ribofunk

3.96 avg rating — 579 ratings — published 1996 — 11 editions
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Top 10: Beyond the Farthest...

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3.14 avg rating — 292 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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The Big Get-Even

3.40 avg rating — 204 ratings — published 2018 — 8 editions
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Fuzzy Dice

3.79 avg rating — 168 ratings — published 2003 — 5 editions
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A Year In The Linear City

3.74 avg rating — 159 ratings — published 2002 — 8 editions
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Lost Pages

3.88 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 1998 — 11 editions
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Wikiworld

3.59 avg rating — 95 ratings — published 2010 — 11 editions
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Fractal Paisleys

3.60 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 1997 — 9 editions
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Babylon Sisters and Other P...

3.86 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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