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William Campbell Powell

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William Campbell Powell lives in a small Buckinghamshire village in England. He mostly writes YA and Speculative Fiction. His debut novel, EXPIRATION DAY, was published by Tor Teen in 2014 and won the 2015 Hal Clement Award for better than half-decent science in a YA novel – the citation actually says “Excellence in Children's Science Fiction Literature” - and a 2016 AudioFile Magazine Earphones award for the narration by Gabrielle de Cuir. He is a member of SFWA.

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“Sometimes choice works like that. One person's choice is another's loss of choice.”
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“While you live, choose, and by your choices, make the universe richer.”
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“What rational being would willingly enter a relationship that's guaranteed to end in sorrow? Grieving husband buries wife, or vice versa. Or they divorce. But we marry anyway. Because even death and divorce is better than loneliness.”
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