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Jason M. Hough (pronounced 'Huff') is the New York Times bestselling author of The Dire Earth Cycle and the near-future spy thriller Zero World. In a former life he was a 3D artist, animator, and game designer (Metal Fatigue, Aliens vs. Predator: Extinction, and many others). He has also worked in the fields of high-performance cluster computing and machine learning.

The Darwin Elevator began life in 2008 as a project for National Novel Writing Month.  The book released on July 30th, 2013 and reached the New York Times Bestseller list the following week. Darwin was Jason’s first published fiction. The subsequent books in that trilogy were released that same summer, along with a prequel novella, The Dire Earth, in 2014.

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Jason M. Hough Short answer: Yes! When? Hard to say.

I'm working in it, but have to do it myself. So, it's taking longer than a contracted release because I have to s…more
Short answer: Yes! When? Hard to say.

I'm working in it, but have to do it myself. So, it's taking longer than a contracted release because I have to sneak in work on it here and there. Once I've got a complete manuscript I may do a Kickstarter in order to help hire an editor, cover artist, and so on. Please join my mailing list for more timely updates on that and my general progress: https://www.jasonhough.com/maillist

(UPDATE Jun 2019) - Currently between projects so I have a few months to focus on this. With any luck I'll get to spend all summer on it. I'm currently aiming to have a complete manuscript by the end of the year, which could mean a publishable book by summer 2020.

(UPDATE Aug 2018) - Managed to get about a third of it done this summer, but unfortunately will have to set it on the back burner again as I've signed contracts for two other books. Once those are out of the way, I'm going to make every attempt to focus entirely on ZW2.

(UPDATE Feb 2018) - I'm actively working on it now, and hope to be done September (or so). Note that I am doing this entirely on my own, and being labor of love, if another project comes my way that might affect the schedule.(less)
Jason M. Hough I've just wrapped up work on ZERO WORLD, which will be released in North America on August 11th, 2015 (and hopefully in the UK as well).

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I've just wrapped up work on ZERO WORLD, which will be released in North America on August 11th, 2015 (and hopefully in the UK as well).

Up next... well that's still under wraps, but it's quite dire.(less)
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Hi Jen! In order for a space elevator to work it needs to be near the equator. So I was looking for interesting places near the equator to set the book, and as soon as I saw Darwin the title leapt out at me, and that was it!
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“I never pegged you for having a dark side,” Natalie said. “I like it. Goes with your eyes.”
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“Amazing what humans could do to one another when their survival instinct kicked in.”
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“Skyler Luiken.”
“Luke Skywalker?”
“That never grows old,” Skyler growled.”
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