Rich Larson

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Rich Larson was born in Galmi, Niger, has studied in Rhode Island and worked in the south of Spain, and now lives in Ottawa, Canada. Since he began writing in 2011, he’s sold over a hundred stories, the majority of them speculative fiction published in magazines like Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld, F&SF, Lightspeed, and Tor.com.

His work appears in numerous Year’s Best anthologies and has been translated into Chinese, Vietnamese, Polish, French and Italian. Annex, his debut novel and first book of The Violet Wars trilogy, comes out in July 2018 with Orbit Books. Tomorrow Factory, his debut collection, follows in October 2018 with Talos Press.

Besides writing, he enjoys travelling, learning languages, playing soccer, watching basketball, shoo
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If you're a fan of Annex or any of my short fiction, I highly recommend subscribing to my Patreon in order to get first looks at new cover art, sneak peeks at upcoming stories, updates on my writing life, and a deeper look at my process. Find me at patreon.com/richlarson

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"I've been a fan of Rich Larson's short fiction for years, so I was eager to pick this one up and give it a read.

And wow. It did not disappoint! The story starts slowly, building up this grimy, frozen planet with a rich history and an undercurrent of " Read more of this review »
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"Yorick is a company man who is sent to the ice world of Ymir to hunt down the grendels (alien bioengineered AI) that are stalking and killing people in the mines. However, there he meets his estranged brother who wants his help with staging an insurr" Read more of this review »
Ymir by Rich Larson
"I loved Ymir and finished it in a couple of days! It's beautifully written in Rich Larson's distinctive style. The characters are vivid, original and believeable. The protagonist, Yorick, really sucked me in - he's grim, complex and surprisingly comp" Read more of this review »
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"Reading Ymir, I felt as if I was on the planet itself. I felt the despair and rage of the clanners towards the company, the tear of flesh from weapon’s fire, and most of all, the howling wind and the all-encompassing, unrelenting cold. For me, the vi" Read more of this review »
Rich Larson answered a question about Ymir:
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Hi Maria, the planet is named for the Norse giant, so it's "ee-meer." But don't worry, I was mistakenly pronouncing it as "eye-meer" until like a month before publication.

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“On the sixth floor, he hallucinates. The host droid tells him the reason the lifts are down is because he tossed a small urchin's thieving tool into traffic, and that the Ledger of Universal Suffering is always balanced at Southern Urbanite Memory.”
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