Lucas Carlson

year in books
Kim
Kim
1,088 books | 601 friends

Staci Suhy
17,667 books | 258 friends

Brenda ...
108,831 books | 582 friends

Susan C...
580 books | 269 friends

Kme_17
80,280 books | 919 friends

Michael...
74,349 books | 186 friends

Nick Bo...
462 books | 4,144 friends

Ellen P...
2,526 books | 266 friends

More friends…

Lucas Carlson

Goodreads Author


Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences
Dan Brown, Dean Koontz, Lee Child, Ken Follett, Donna Tartt, Neil Step ...more

Member Since
August 2008

URL


Lucas Carlson is a bestselling novelist. He takes his first-hand experiences as an entrepreneur and computer programmer, and turns them into thrillers that pack a punch and are hard to put down.

His writing has often been compared to Michael Crichton, Joseph Finder, Harlan Coben and Blake Crouch. They deal with technology and business themes and how they affect society.

Carlson lives in San Diego with his family.

To ask Lucas Carlson questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Lucas Carlson I started out by writing computer programming books, but now I am focusing on entrepreneurial non-fiction and fiction. My first novel will be coming o…moreI started out by writing computer programming books, but now I am focusing on entrepreneurial non-fiction and fiction. My first novel will be coming out this year and I have another one in my head to follow it with.(less)
Lucas Carlson Absolutely, I'm finishing one up right now called Big Data that will be released Summer 2016. Continues with the same bad guy as The Term Sheet, but a…moreAbsolutely, I'm finishing one up right now called Big Data that will be released Summer 2016. Continues with the same bad guy as The Term Sheet, but a new entrepreneur.(less)
Average rating: 3.78 · 813 ratings · 136 reviews · 6 distinct worksSimilar authors
Ruby Cookbook

by
3.84 avg rating — 185 ratings — published 2006 — 22 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Big Data: A Startup Thrille...

3.78 avg rating — 250 ratings5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Term Sheet

3.60 avg rating — 241 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Finding Success in Failure:...

4.01 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Craftsman Founder's Man...

4.24 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Programming for PaaS

by
3.74 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Lucas Carlson…

Podcast 38: Eliot Peper on Life’s Unexpected Paths

Life unfolds in unexpected ways. Eliot Peper has been a frequent guest, and at times, even a co-host of the show. We’ve followed his story since his first novel came out.



First Novel Interview – Jun 18, 2014
Second Novel Interview – Dec 3, 2014
Third Novel Interview – Jul 29, 2015

And today, Eliot’s 8th book has been released: Bandwidth


Listening back to those early interviews, it’s really amazing to w

Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on May 29, 2018 16:38
The Term Sheet Big Data: A Startup Thrille...
(2 books)
by
3.69 avg rating — 491 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Lucas’s Recent Updates

Lucas Carlson rated a book it was amazing
Becoming Your Own Banker by R. Nelson Nash
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lucas Carlson rated a book it was amazing
Veil by Eliot Peper
Veil
by Eliot Peper (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Another great book by Eliot Peper. What can I say... at this point Eliot is a force to be reckoned with, putting out great book after great book. He's becoming a legend. Like most of his books, Eliot combines a great high-level concept with excellent ...more
Lucas Carlson wants to read
I Talk to Atoms by Pete Gustin
I Talk to Atoms
by Pete Gustin (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lucas Carlson rated a book it was amazing
Sourdough by Robin Sloan
Sourdough
by Robin Sloan (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
How much did I love this book on a scale from 1 to 10? I have to say 11. Beautifully written.
Lucas Carlson rated a book it was amazing
Conquest by B.V. Larson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lucas Carlson rated a book it was amazing
Conquest by B.V. Larson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lucas Carlson rated a book it was amazing
Rebellion by B.V. Larson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lucas Carlson rated a book it was amazing
Rebellion by B.V. Larson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lucas Carlson rated a book it was amazing
Extinction by B.V. Larson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lucas Carlson has read
Rebellion by B.V. Larson
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Lucas's books…
“Stephen King once said every novel is just a long form letter to one person. The Term Sheet was secretly conceived as nothing more than my letter of gratitude to you. Any other woman would (and should) have left me long ago for all the crazy, half-baked, idiotic, ill-conceived silly things I have put you through. And yet without your love and support, none of this would have been possible.”
Lucas Carlson, The Term Sheet

“In expert tennis, 80% of the points are won, while in amateur tennis, 80% are lost. The same is true for wrestling, chess, and investing: Beginners should focus on avoiding mistakes, experts on making great moves.” Erik Falkenstein”
Lucas Carlson, Finding Success in Failure: True Confessions From 10 Years of Startup Mistakes

“If you put junk in, you’re going to get junk out; but if you find inspiration, you’re going to come up with things that you would never think of otherwise. Your lungs breathe even when you don’t think about it. Your heart pumps without your help. Your brain is working on ideas and solutions even when you don’t realize it.”
Lucas Carlson, Finding Success in Failure: True Confessions From 10 Years of Startup Mistakes

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Game Night: This topic has been closed to new comments. August Phase 10: Team 4 - Rainbow Readers - 9 191 27 Aug 31, 2018 05:40PM  
“I stopped doing online education when I realized a sad truth: Nobody is interested in hearing the boring reality about what it takes to succeed. People will buy bogus quick-fix solutions all day long, but few want to hear that the way to build a business or make money is to work hard for a long time and never surrender.”
Sean Platt, Write. Publish. Repeat.

“Courage is taking action in the presence of risk, in spite of fear.”
Sean Platt, Write. Publish. Repeat.

“The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death.”
Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

“Remember, the Muse favors working stiffs. She hates prima donnas. To the gods the supreme sin is not rape or murder, but pride.”
Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

“The amateur believes he must first overcome his fear; then he can do his work. The professional knows that fear can never be overcome.”
Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

112403 The Orion Team. — 707 members — last activity Jul 19, 2020 08:40AM
For fans of books by Vince Flynn, Brad Taylor, Brad Thor, Tom Clancy, Fredrick Forsyth and other thrillers involving technology, spies, assassins, geo ...more
16821 Mystery/Thriller Reading Friends — 2502 members — last activity 4 hours, 12 min ago
This group warmly accepts newcomers. Whereas mystery and thriller is the focus, we also love a great read, regardless of genre. Originally formed from ...more
85538 Oprah's Book Club (Official) — 50001 members — last activity 1 minute ago
Welcome to the official Oprah's Book Club group. OBC is the interactive, multi-platform reading club bringing passionate readers together to discuss i ...more



No comments have been added yet.