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A. Lee Martinez

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A. Lee Martinez was born in El Paso, Texas. At the age of eighteen, for no apparent reason, he started writing novels. Thirteen short years (and a little over a dozen manuscripts) later, his first novel, Gil's All Fright Diner, was published. His hobbies include juggling, games of all sorts, and astral projecting. Also, he likes to sing along with the radio when he's in the car by himself. ...more

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A. Lee Martinez Late next year my first book with my new publisher, Simon & Schuster, is due out. It will the the first of a trilogy.
A. Lee Martinez Not really.

I know it's unusual to NOT want to do a series, but I love writing new ideas and exploring new vistas. I know it's probably hurt my career …more
Not really.

I know it's unusual to NOT want to do a series, but I love writing new ideas and exploring new vistas. I know it's probably hurt my career that I am not readily identifiable via a single series, setting, or character, but it's also made me a stronger writer.

My new trilogy with Simon & Schuster is my first foray into a series, but it is intended to be three books only and then off to a new idea.

Of course, I love hearing that people are excited about my characters and ideas so much that they want to read more, but I also love that my career isn't as limited as that.(less)
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Antagonists are tricky. Traditionally, they’re the Bad Guys who stand in the way of our protagonists. The most basic antagonist is the clear cut villain. These sorts of antagonists work because they’re easy to root against. They might not even have much of a personality at all. Xenomorphs just want to kill and impregnate without discrimination. Many thugs in adventure stories are interchangeable.

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“When you cross over into the weird stuff, there's no going back. Hector has a theory on it. Calls it the law of 'Anomalous Phenomena Attraction.' He explained it to me once. Didn't really pay attention, but it boils down to 'weird shit pulls in more weird shit.”
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