Joshua David Bellin

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I've been writing novels since I was eight years old (though the first few were admittedly very short). A college teacher by day, I've published three YA science fiction novels so far: the 2-part Survival Colony series (SURVIVAL COLONY 9 and SCAVENGER OF SOULS) and the deep-space adventure FREEFALL. My latest novel, ECOSYSTEM, the first book in a YA fantasy trilogy about a future Earth where the physical environment has mutated into a sentient being, releases on April 22, 2018 (Earth Day).

I love to read, watch movies, and spend time in Nature with my kids. I'm the world's worst singer, but I play a pretty mean air guitar.

Oh, yeah, and I like monsters. Really scary monsters.

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Survival Colony  Nine

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Ecosystem (Ecosystem, #1)

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YA Guy is thrilled to announce that my novel SKALDI CITY will be published by Entangled Teen in 2019! Here's the formal announcement from Publishers Weekly:
Skaldi City is a survival story, a horror story, and (maybe most of all) a love story. It features one of the characters from my Survival Colony series, but it takes place fifty years before the events depicted in those novels, so readers c... Read more of this blog post »
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“The truth hurts, my man, but it's a good pain.”
Joshua David Bellin, Freefall

“But the truth, I realize now, is that I always hoped. Even if I knew my hope was a lie, I held on to it.”
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“I guess hope is just another one of those things. It refuses to die. At least not permanently.”
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