Peter Clines

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Peter Clines is the author of the genre-blending -14- and the Ex-Heroes series.

He grew up in the Stephen King fallout zone of Maine and--inspired by comic books, Star Wars, and Saturday morning cartoons--started writing at the age of eight with his first epic novel, Lizard Men From The Center of The Earth(unreleased).

He made his first writing sale at age seventeen to a local newspaper, and at the age of nineteen he completed his quadruple-PhD studies in English literature, archaeology, quantum physics, and interpretive dance. In 2008, while surfing Hawaii's Keauwaula Beach, he thought up a viable way to maintain cold fusion that would also solve world hunger, but forgot about it when he ran into actress Yvonne Strahvorski back on the
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14

3.93 avg rating — 24,674 ratings — published 2012 — 24 editions
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The Fold

3.83 avg rating — 19,519 ratings — published 2015 — 9 editions
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Ex-Heroes (Ex-Heroes, #1)

3.86 avg rating — 13,300 ratings — published 2010 — 28 editions
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Ex-Communication (Ex-Heroes...

4.11 avg rating — 5,817 ratings — published 2013 — 13 editions
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Ex-Patriots (Ex-Heroes, #2)

4.07 avg rating — 7,741 ratings — published 2011 — 24 editions
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Ex-Purgatory (Ex-Heroes, #4)

3.97 avg rating — 4,552 ratings — published 2013 — 13 editions
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Paradox Bound

3.87 avg rating — 4,058 ratings — published 2017 — 6 editions
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Ex-Isle (Ex-Heroes, #5)

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The Junkie Quatrain

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“I took in a deep breath, and smoke twisted around my head as I let it slip through my teeth. “Do you know what my favorite show was when I was a little kid?”

The look again. “I would have no idea.”

“Doctor Who. British sci-fi show.”

“I am familiar with it. Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, and Matt—“

“No,” I said. “The new show’s great, but I grew up on the old one. The low-budget, rubber monster show with Tom Baker and Peter Davison. I watched it on PBS all the time as a kid.”

I looked out at the dark ruins of Hollywood, at the stumbling shadows dotting the streets as far as you could see. The only other living person within half a mile was standing behind me, her eyes boring into my head.

“The Doctor didn’t have super-powers or weapons or anything like that. He was just a really smart guy who always tried to do the right thing. To help people, no matter what. That struck me when I was a kid. The idea that no matter how cold and callous and heartless the world seemed, there was somebody out there who just wanted to make life better. Not better for worlds or countries in some vague way. Just better for people trying to live their lives, even if they didn’t know about him.”

I turned back to her and tapped my chest. “That’s what this suit’s always been about. Not scaring people like you or Gorgon do. Not some sort of pseudo-sexual roleplay or repressed emotions. I wear this thing, all these bright colors, because I want people to know someone’s trying to make their lives better. I want to give them hope.”
Peter Clines, Ex-Heroes

“Zombies are like credit card payments. If you keep getting rid of the minimum amount, you'll never win.”
Peter Clines, Ex-Heroes

“People could say a lot of negative things about the apocalypse, but there was no arguing the air quality in Los Angeles had really improved.”
Peter Clines, Ex-Heroes

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