Austin Grossman

Annmarie
1,208 books | 85 friends

Buddy S...
445 books | 444 friends

Bart King
1,084 books | 423 friends

Tara
1,499 books | 173 friends

Anderse...
2,916 books | 4,051 friends

Brandon
373 books | 64 friends

Sandi
1,593 books | 444 friends

Stefano
1,215 books | 69 friends

More friends…

Austin Grossman

Goodreads Author


Born
in Concord, MA, The United States
Genre

Member Since
May 2007


Austin Grossman graduated from Harvard University in 1991 with a plan to write the great American novel; instead he became a video game designer at Looking Glass Studios.

He has since contributed as a writer and designer to a number of critically acclaimed video games, such as ULTIMA UNDERWORLD II, SYSTEM SHOCK, DEUS EX, and TOMB RAIDER: LEGEND, and has taught and lectured on narrative in video games. He is currently a freelance game design consultant,

He is also a doctoral candidate in English Literature at the University of California at Berkeley, where he specializes in Romantic and Victorian literature.

SOON I WILL BE INVINCIBLE is his debut novel. (from the author's website)"

Average rating: 3.59 · 19,831 ratings · 3,199 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
Soon I Will Be Invincible

3.68 avg rating — 12,441 ratings — published 2007 — 22 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
You

3.21 avg rating — 2,992 ratings — published 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating
Crooked

3.37 avg rating — 1,259 ratings — published 2015 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Art of Epic Mickey

by
4.27 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
Professor Incognito Apologizes

3.95 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating
Postmortems from Game Devel...

3.86 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2003 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ultima Underworld II Labyri...

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1993
Rate this book
Clear rating
Press Start to Play

by
3.63 avg rating — 1,222 ratings — published 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
Last Night, a Superhero Sav...

by
3.64 avg rating — 275 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Under the Moons of Mars: Ne...

by
3.69 avg rating — 186 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Austin Grossman…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Austin’s Recent Updates

Austin is now friends with Alexis
1061601
Not That Bad by Roxane Gay
Austin added a status update: Liked Professor Incognito Apologizes by Austin Grossman | Tor.com http://www.tor.com/stories/2013/04/pr...
Austin entered a giveaway
Double Feature by Owen King
Double Feature
by Owen King (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Austin liked a quote
71155
“When you can't bear something but it goes on anyway, the person who survives isn't you anymore; you've changed and become someone else, a new person, the one who did bear it after all.”
Austin Grossman
Austin joined the groups The Millions and Exceptional Books
55303 53954
Austin rated a book it was amazing
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Austin's books…
“There's a fine line between a superpower and a chronic medical condition.”
Austin Grossman, Soon I Will Be Invincible

“When your laboratory explodes, lacing your body with a supercharged elixir, what do you do? You don't just lie there. You crawl out of the rubble, hideously scarred, and swear vengeance on the world. You keep going. You keep trying to take over the world.”
Austin Grossman, Soon I Will Be Invincible

“When you can't bear something but it goes on anyway, the person who survives isn't you anymore; you've changed and become someone else, a new person, the one who did bear it after all.”
Austin Grossman

Polls

181398
Which Contemporary SF/F Work do You want to Discuss with the Group in January?

 
  6 votes, 66.7%

 
  2 votes, 22.2%

 
  1 vote, 11.1%

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Glens Falls (NY) ...: Movie: "Hancock" (2008) with Will Smith 13 21 Mar 31, 2009 12:49PM  
Paranormal Romanc...: August 2009 Reading Challenge 402 830 Sep 02, 2009 12:48PM  
SciFi and Fantasy...: August 2011 Fantasy Theme - Superheroes 10 40 Jul 30, 2011 06:59AM  
“When you can't bear something but it goes on anyway, the person who survives isn't you anymore; you've changed and become someone else, a new person, the one who did bear it after all.”
Austin Grossman

43584 Comic Book Fiction — 29 members — last activity Nov 28, 2011 08:20PM
For fans of traditional long fiction stories based on or around comic book characters. Examples would be WildCards, Soon I will Be Invincible and the ...more
53954 Exceptional Books — 2046 members — last activity Mar 12, 2019 04:50PM
This book club is ONLY for books that are WRITTEN VERY WELL and have a GREAT STORY LINE. We ask that each member shelve at least 2 exceptional books t ...more
55303 The Millions — 287 members — last activity Aug 05, 2016 05:46PM
'The indispensable literary site' - The New York Times 'Lots of reasons to love The Millions' - The Guardian 'A fantastic website' - Utne Reader Twitt ...more



Comments (showing 1-2)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

Psycho How's the movie coming along?


message 1: by Sandi

Sandi Soon I Will Be Invincible was an incredibly fun read. My daughter lent me her copy of the "Doctor Horrible's Sing-along Blog" DVD and I kept thinking, "This is so much like 'Soon I Will Be Invincible". I suspect Joss Whedon was very much influenced by your book.


back to top