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Brand Gamblin

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in San Antonio, TX, The United States




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Brand Gamblin was born in San Antonio in 1973. He spent most of his youth in Texas, earning a bachelors degree in Computer Science from Texas Tech University.

Following college, he achieved his boyhood dream of working as a video game programmer. For the next decade, he published games for such companies as Microprose, Acclaim, and Firaxis.

In his spare time, Brand created the YouTube video cult classic, "Calls For Cthulhu", which has thousands of followers worldwide, and has been nominated for several film awards.

Brand's books are generally sci-fi, with some fantasy elements. They range from the near future of asteroid mining to the distant Neo-Victorian era.

In addition to the books he has published, Brand has a steampunk retelling of George

It seemed like everybody had seen Death Note before me. I knew there was a manga about it. I knew there was an anime based on it. I even knew there was a live-action version coming. I knew my co-workers had seen/read it. I knew my daughter had seen/read it, but I didn’t see the point.

This is how it was described to me: A school kid finds a notebook. If he writes someone’s name in the notebook,...

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