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David Walton

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David is the internationally bestselling author of THE GENIUS PLAGUE, in which a pandemic threatens to destabilize world governments by exerting a subtle mind control over survivors. He loves to read SF and lives near Philadelphia with his wife and seven children.

"A surprisingly vicious, timely look at the line between humanity and its environment. Beautifully done."
--Mira Grant, New York Times-bestselling author of Feed

"Walton has brought hard sci-fi roaring back to life."
--WALL STREET JOURNAL

"David Walton is one of our very best writers of science-fiction thrillers, and The Genius Plague is a triumph from first page to last."
--Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Quantum Night

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David Walton One of the coolest things about being a writer is all the people I've had the chance to meet. I've met authors who I read and loved when I was young,…moreOne of the coolest things about being a writer is all the people I've had the chance to meet. I've met authors who I read and loved when I was young, some of whom have even read my books now. I've met lots of other authors and artists and editors and publishers, all of whom are enthusiastic about books and what they can do. I've seen other people--artists, editors, translators, even screenwriters and directors--apply their skills to make my stories better or to bring them to a new audience. And I've met hundreds of fans, many of them in other countries, who have read and appreciated my work. It's been an incredible experience.(less)
David Walton Just keep writing. There's no magic formula, and everyone's experience is different, but all of us experience a lot of rejection along the way. I…moreJust keep writing. There's no magic formula, and everyone's experience is different, but all of us experience a lot of rejection along the way. I filled boxes with rejection letters before I sold my first short story for little more than pocket change. There's always somebody more successful than you, and jealousy is an easy trap. Enjoy each little success, and don't let the disappointments stop you.(less)
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