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Ted Kosmatka

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TED KOSMATKA set his sights early on being a writer. This mostly involved having all his writing rejected, pursuing a biology degree, dropping out before graduation, and becoming a steel worker like his father and grandfather. Then the mill went bankrupt. After that he worked various lab jobs where friendships were born and fire departments were called. (And where he learned the fine point of distinction between fire-resistant and fire-proof) Eventually, Ted ended up at a research lab. Then came the final logical step: ditching all that to write video games in Seattle. Ted’s fiction has been nominated for the Nebula and Sturgeon awards. His novel THE FLICKER MEN was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the best thrillers of the summer.




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The Games

3.47 avg rating — 1,979 ratings — published 2012 — 15 editions
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The Flicker Men

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Prophet of Bones

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The Ascendant

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“I drank until I couldn’t remember which hand held the gun and which the bottle. I drank until they were the same.”
Ted Kosmatka, The Flicker Men

“Speaking of boxes...

Do you know that thought experiment with the cat in the box with the poison? Theory requires the cat to be both alive and dead until observed.

Well, I actually performed the experiment. Dozens of times. The bad news is reality doesn't exist. The good news is we have a new cat graveyard.”
Ted Kosmatka, Portal 2: Lab Rat

“If you study magic, does it become science?"
"You learn it's all science.”
Ted Kosmatka, The Flicker Men

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