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David Walton

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David loves to read science fiction and lives near Philadelphia with his wife and eight children. His latest book, THREE LAWS LETHAL, is about self-driving cars and the AIs that drive them.

"Three Laws Lethal gives the reader exciting insights into the threats and the promises that are coming our way."
—Vernor Vinge

"Walton has brought hard sci-fi roaring back to life."
—The Wall Street Journal

“One of my favorite science fiction writers, Walton consistently delivers exciting thrillers packed with likeable characters and big ideas.”
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Dinosaurs are coming!

It’s been a long hiatus and a global pandemic since my last book, but at long last, I can announce not just one, but three books coming soon. The Living Memory trilogy (Living Memory, Deadly Memory, and Memory Reborn) will be published in October 2022, May 2023, and October 2023. Only the first book is written, so I’d better get cracking!

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“The truth is, everyone is confused by quantum physics.”
David Walton, Superposition

“I guess if you’re smart enough, you can do and say what you like and people just call you eccentric. It’s like being old.”
“Or rich,” Alex said.”
David Walton, Supersymmetry

“He should call it Oronzi’s Law: Any sufficiently-advanced intelligence will be indistinguishable from insanity.”
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