Daniel Polansky

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Daniel Polansky is the author of the Low Town trilogy, Empty Throne duology, the Hugo-nominated novella The Builders, and A City Dreaming. He can be found in Los Angeles, mostly.

A City Dreaming Out Now

Friends! Would you believe it or not, I have a new book out. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... It's called A City Dreaming, and it's a ramble through an impossible New York, courtesy of a fast talking lush who prefers quiet beer bars to world saving. It's strange, it's funny, you could do a lot worse. Take a look! Read more of this blog post »
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Low Town (Low Town, #1)

3.86 avg rating — 5,195 ratings — published 2011 — 35 editions
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The Builders

3.85 avg rating — 2,361 ratings — published 2015 — 11 editions
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Tomorrow, the Killing (Low ...

4.06 avg rating — 2,037 ratings — published 2012 — 11 editions
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She Who Waits (Low Town, #3)

4.32 avg rating — 1,677 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
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Those Above (The Empty Thro...

3.65 avg rating — 1,353 ratings — published 2015 — 8 editions
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A City Dreaming

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Those Below (The Empty Thro...

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A Drink Before We Die: A Lo...

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Green Mansions by W.H. Hudson
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A Venezuelan revolutionary escapes to the jungles of Guyana, falls in love with a forest nymph. A throwback romance which seems more appropriate to 1890 than 1940, and there's some icky ethnic stuff, but despite a general lack of originality that is ...more
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A Death in the Family by James Agee
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The unexpected death of the patriarch of a Knoxville family thrusts his child, wife and other relations into a desperate reconsideration of their own lives and limitations. A kaleidoscopic rumination on the weight, purpose and essential tragedy of fa ...more
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Miserable Miracle by Henri Michaux
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In Parenthesis by David Jones
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An epic poem in the style of the Mabinogi detailing a company of Britishmen being slaughtered on the Somme. Genuinely masterful. The writing is sonorous and madly complex, rich with strange and disturbing imagery, colloquial conversation interwoven w ...more
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A Posthumous Confession by Marcellus Emants
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A chronically miserable misanthrope details his pointless life and terrible crimes in this confessional novel lying somewhere between Dostoevsky and Jim Thompson. Why are some men better than others? Are we constitutionally equipped for certain behav ...more
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Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson
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The final book in Gibson's Sprawl Trilogy sees a collection of addicts, celebrities and general losers caught up in a lots of criminal/corporate shenanigans, an AI singularity. The weakest of the three, but still strong, and as a whole I have to say ...more
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Bitter Honeymoon and Other Stories by Alberto Moravia
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Italian men of various ages make poor decisions while in love. Well-written and engaging, if fixated on a fairly singular theme.
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Blindness by Henry Green
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“It’s a dangerous thing, pretense. A man ought to know who he is, even if he isn’t proud to be it.”
Daniel Polansky, Tomorrow, the Killing

“I remember the lightning in the air, and the lovers bidding goodbye to each other in the streets, and I can tell you what I think. We went to war because going to war is fun, because there's something in the human breast that trills at the thought, although perhaps not the reality, of murdering its fellows in vast numbers. Fighting a war ain't fun - fighting a war is pretty miserable. But starting a war? Hell, starting a war is better than a night floating on daeva's honey.”
Daniel Polansky, Low Town
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“The dangerous men were still asleep, their blades sheathed next to their beds. The really dangerous men had been up for hours, and their quills and ledgers were getting hard use.”
Daniel Polansky, Low Town

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Tracey the Lizard Queen Thanks for accepting! Very excited for Those Above!


Daniel Polansky Tabitha wrote: "Daniel wrote: "Tabitha wrote: "Flipping fantastic...I hope theres more in the works!"

There is more in the works...glad you liked it!"

Wonderful to hear! I'm getting my brother in law who is dep..."


That's all great news...thanks!


Tabitha Daniel wrote: "Tabitha wrote: "Flipping fantastic...I hope theres more in the works!"

There is more in the works...glad you liked it!"


Wonderful to hear! I'm getting my brother in law who is deployed to afghanistan a copy today. Definitely can't part with mine. It will become one of the books I buy people for presents. Gotta get more crazy book loving stalkers..oops ..readers pointed your way. I'll post a review soon. Seriously loved the sense of humor.


Daniel Polansky Tabitha wrote: "Flipping fantastic...I hope theres more in the works!"

There is more in the works...glad you liked it!


Tabitha Flipping fantastic...I hope theres more in the works!


Daniel Polansky Tabitha wrote: "Daniel! I won - I won! I will be reading it as soon as it arrives. Glad you decided to join Goodreads! Now add more books mister so we can cyber stalk your shelves - that is what its all about!"

Ha - I'll do my best! Hope you like the book!


message 4: by Tabitha (last edited Aug 23, 2011 07:36PM)

Tabitha Daniel! I won - I won! I will be reading it as soon as it arrives. Glad you decided to join Goodreads! Now add more books mister so we can cyber stalk your shelves - that is what its all about!


Daniel Polansky When did Nikola Tesla become the person that really stoned people want to ramble about at parties?


Daniel Polansky Shellie (Layers of Thought) wrote: "Welcome to Goodreads Daniel!!!"

Thanks! Happy to be here!


Shellie (Layers of Thought) Welcome to Goodreads Daniel!!!


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