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Willy Yonkers

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kurt vonnegut, john scalzi, daniel h wilson

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March 2014


Willy Yonkers is a designer with a background in mechanical engineering who graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2002. In the years since, he's worked to create all kinds of amazing products but has a special fondness for toys, games, and especially mazes.
Much of his time is spent dreaming up things that might work, but probably won't be all that practical in real life - great fodder for fictional stories.
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Willy Yonkers I'm preparing to launch my new sci-fi novel, SHIFTER, but for the last couple of weeks that's taking a back-seat to my preparations for GenCon in Indi…moreI'm preparing to launch my new sci-fi novel, SHIFTER, but for the last couple of weeks that's taking a back-seat to my preparations for GenCon in Indianapolis next week. My day job is doing consumer electronics design, but I have a lot of side hustles keeping me busy outside of work: toy and game invention / creative writing / freelance consultant work.

Check out my blog for more info on SHIFTER.(less)
Willy Yonkers Honestly my motivation to write comes from seeing sub-par work that's already out in the world. I've gotten overly invested in some not-so-hot book se…moreHonestly my motivation to write comes from seeing sub-par work that's already out in the world. I've gotten overly invested in some not-so-hot book series - it can't really be all that hard can it? /s

On a more positive note, my ideas come from a 20 year career of studying entertainment and material culture. My day job is designing consumer electronics and toys - a lot of which aren't quite possible to make in the real world for one reason or another.(less)
Average rating: 3.85 · 48 ratings · 29 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
Tic Tac Tome: The Autonomou...

3.83 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 2014
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Some recommendations -

Graphic novels:
- Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi
- Blankets - Craig Thompson
- Maus: A Survivor's Tale - Art Speigelman
- Understanding Comics: the Invisible Art - Scott McCloud

Fiction:
- The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
- Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
- The Martian - Andy Weir
- Old Man's War - John Scalzi
- World War Z - Max Brooks

Non-fiction:
- Guns, Germs, and Steel - Jared Diamond
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