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Patrick S. Tomlinson

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Patrick S. Tomlinson lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his wife, a menagerie of houseplants in varying levels of health, a Mustang, and a Triumph motorcycle bought specifically to embarrass and infuriate Harley riders. When not writing sci-fi and fantasy novels and short stories, Patrick is busy developing his other passion for writing and performing stand-up comedy in the Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago scenes.

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Confronting Jonestown in America

Recently, I asked my Twitter following what I thought was a simple enough question. “Do you know where ‘Drinking the Kool-Aid’ comes from?” The range of responses were eye-opening. Among my following, Gen X and older had vivid recollections of the events that coined the phrase, while Millennials and younger were largely in the dark.  […]
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"I haven’t finished yet but I love it. This is not mass production military sci-fi. This is quality. One of the things I love about it is that the aliens are not humans dressed like bugs, they really are different, live differently, act differently, e" Read more of this review »
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"4.5 rating. Picked this up on a whim as I don’t read a lot of sci-fi novels. The comparison to “Hunt for the Red October” in space sucked me in and I am thrilled for having been grabbed.

Good characters, plot and ending left me waiting for the next e" Read more of this review »
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"It really is Hunt for Red October in space. Mostly. But it's really nice executed. Good characters and some solid plot. Fantastic space engagements.

Only minus is the way that they run from an AI. That's just a huge plothole."
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"My first sci-fi in a long time that wasn't also explicitly described as humor. It was still escapist, fun, and I love the military stuff. There's a cringy subplot with a sexy android, but fortunately it does not take up much of the book. Full out mil" Read more of this review »
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An excellently sourced and incredibly thorough telling of one of the most amazing engineering accomplishments and intelligence operations in American history.
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Gate Crashers by Patrick S. Tomlinson
“There are only two ways a child saddled with a name like Maximus Tiberius turns out. He either becomes confidence personified, or he ends up trapped inside the name like a cruel irony. This child, who already had a beer in each hand and a girl under each arm, had settled on the first option early in life.”
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“You're just going to have to accept that people are *never* ready in times like these. Page-turners and bolt-tighteners always demand more time than external forces permit. That's your job. My job is to remind you the real world and the people cutting our checks don't care. So get us as ready as you can in a week, and maybe find yourself a little helping of faith.”
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“he missed having the freedom to fill his stomach with hooch until the world went away. Of course, the real problem with chasing the world away with alcohol was how it always came roaring back in the morning. A”
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“So far, everthin’ I’ve used to try to open her’s been about as effective as giving a frog a haircut with a harmonica.”
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“You're just going to have to accept that people are *never* ready in times like these. Page-turners and bolt-tighteners always demand more time than external forces permit. That's your job. My job is to remind you the real world and the people cutting our checks don't care. So get us as ready as you can in a week, and maybe find yourself a little helping of faith.”
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“he missed having the freedom to fill his stomach with hooch until the world went away. Of course, the real problem with chasing the world away with alcohol was how it always came roaring back in the morning. A”
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“So far, everthin’ I’ve used to try to open her’s been about as effective as giving a frog a haircut with a harmonica.”
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“focused on their features, it became apparent their designers had tried to cross the Uncanny Valley, but slipped off the footbridge and were subsequently devoured by crocodiles.”
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“There are only two ways a child saddled with a name like Maximus Tiberius turns out. He either becomes confidence personified, or he ends up trapped inside the name like a cruel irony. This child, who already had a beer in each hand and a girl under each arm, had settled on the first option early in life.”
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