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Austin Grossman

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in Concord, MA, The United States
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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)"
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Average rating: 3.58 · 22,585 ratings · 3,503 reviews · 15 distinct worksSimilar authors
Soon I Will Be Invincible

3.67 avg rating — 13,866 ratings — published 2007 — 27 editions
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You

3.21 avg rating — 3,195 ratings — published 2013 — 19 editions
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Crooked

3.38 avg rating — 1,450 ratings — published 2015 — 11 editions
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New Found Land: The Long Haul

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The Art of Epic Mickey

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Professor Incognito Apologizes

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Postmortems from Game Devel...

3.95 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2003 — 8 editions
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“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.”
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Redshirts by John Scalzi
2012, 318 pages, average GR rating 3.82
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An Uncommon Blue by R.C. Hancock
2014, 288 pages, AR 4.34
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2015, 282 pages, AR 4.25
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2007, 338 pages, AR 3.69
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2015, 309 pages, AR 4.57
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message 2: by Vin

Vin 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.


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