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Nicholas Conley

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Nicholas Conley is an award-winning Jewish American author, journalist, playwright, and coffee vigilante. His books, such as Knight in Paper Armor, Pale Highway, Clay Tongue: A Novelette, and Intraterrestrial, merge science fiction narratives with hard-hitting examinations of social issues. Originally from California, he now lives in New Hampshire.

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3.85 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 2018 — 2 editions
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Pale Highway

4.35 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Knight in Paper Armor

4.19 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2020
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Clay Tongue: A Novelette

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The Cage Legacy

4.23 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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The Memory Eater

3.88 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Denizens of Darkness

4.63 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Say Goodnight to the Bad Guy

4.50 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2011
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The Road to Hell

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“Life has meaning because death exists. We love the good times in life because they're fleeting, because we know they will soon be replaced by something else. But death itself is nothing to be afraid of. It's a natural part of life, the natural closure that everything builds to. Working in a nursing home has taught me that: We're all lunatics on a big space rock, pretending to be sane, pretending we can fix everything, pretending we won't die.”
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“That night, the sky emptied itself. The crater of Heaven's Hole was baptized in white. Snow blanketed the town's sins, and its immorality flowed like sewage into one small drain — a tiny, thin-skinned Atlas named Billy Jakobek, who raced through the night, carrying the weight of every person on his aching back.”
Nicholas Conley, Knight in Paper Armor

“Yeah, they kinda swim around all pointlessly, doncha think?” Edna winced, squinting. Over and over again, in the same li’l old place. It’s madness. Glad I’m not a fish.”
Nicholas Conley, Pale Highway

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