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Scott Perkins

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Scott Perkins was born and raised in rural Missouri, dreaming about turning his grandfather's tractors into giant robots. His parents' house was more library than anything else and he grew up tromping through the woods with his cousins and absorbing the classics. Despite an early fondness for mysteries, he was most enthralled by the sort of science fiction and fantasy stories that were fundamentally silly and held out some hope for humanity. Scott wrote his first novel when he was nine and never looked back.

At some point, he got a bit older and accidentally become a graphic designer and illustrator (which are just another way of telling stories after all) and now spends his time helping run a college writing and tutoring center in Tacoma, W
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Life on the edge: Random thoughts on mountains and manuscripts

If I had one talent as a mountaineer, it was the complete absence of a voice in my head telling me to be afraid of the edge. I have zero fear of falling and an absolutely unfounded belief in my own sense of balance.


The view of Steven's Canyon (and my boots) from Faraway Rock, Mount Rainier. Photo by the author.



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“Why choose the lesser evil anyway, when the greater evil is usually higher quality and will last longer before it breaks?”
Scott Perkins, Howard Carter Saves the World

“Books can not be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can abolish memory... In this war, we know, books are weapons. And it is a part of your dedication always to make them weapons for man's freedom.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt

“It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.”
C.S. Lewis

“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”
Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

“First we thought the PC was a calculator. Then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII — and we thought it was a typewriter. Then we discovered graphics, and we thought it was a television. With the World Wide Web, we've realized it's a brochure.”
Douglas Adams

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