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Sylvain Neuvel

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Sylvain Neuvel dropped out of high school at age 15. Along the way, he has been a journalist, worked in soil decontamination, sold ice cream in California, and peddled furniture across Canada. He received a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Chicago. He taught linguistics in India, and worked as a software engineer in Montreal. He is also a certified translator, though he wishes he were an astronaut. He likes to tinker, dabbles in robotics and is somewhat obsessed with Halloween. He absolutely loves toys; his girlfriend would have him believe that he has too many, so he writes about aliens and giant robots as a blatant excuse to build action figures (for his son, of course).

A NEW LOST FILE! Unpublished chapters set in the #ThemisFiles universe. The first two are complements to Sleeping Giants. This new one bridges the events of Waking Gods and the upcoming #OnlyHuman. Get all three chapters in one file here:
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Average rating: 3.9 · 65,055 ratings · 10,353 reviews · 10 distinct worksSimilar authors
Sleeping Giants (Themis Fil...

3.84 avg rating — 41,738 ratings — published 2016 — 52 editions
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Waking Gods (Themis Files, #2)

4.09 avg rating — 17,661 ratings — published 2017 — 32 editions
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Only Human (Themis Files, #3)

3.74 avg rating — 5,410 ratings — published 2018 — 17 editions
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FILE NO. 002 (Themis Files,...

3.86 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 2017
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3.77 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2016
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The Test

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — expected publication 2019
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Themis Files (3 Book Series)

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2016 Del Rey Sampler

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Black Mirror: Volume I

3.36 avg rating — 14 ratings — expected publication 2019 — 8 editions
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Sleeping Giants Waking Gods Only Human
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Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel
"For the past month, I was in a terrible reading slump. As a matter of fact, it started almost right after I've finished Waking Gods. I guess nothing could compare to it in my current state of mind. Or there was some other reason, I'm not sure. But..." Read more of this review »
Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel
"I loved this trilogy so muchhhh!
5 stars! I had no idea how this would end, or how it could possibly be wrapped up, but sylvain neuvel has done a very good job! He might even come back to the Themis files in the future? I’m hoping so! As I’m getti..." Read more of this review »
Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel
"Fan-freaking-tastic conclusion to an amazingly addictive, creative, and brilliantly written series! All the FEELS at the end! Now, where’s that TV adaptation I keep hearing about? "
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ask_sylvain at neuvel dot net (just replace at with @ and dot with .)
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" Santeri wrote: "...and eBook format will do as well?"
I think so! I see nothing on the page about format.
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By page 9, I was grinning like a kid on his first carnival ride. I love everything out of Daniel Wilson’s mind — it’s fun and it’s fast — and the short story format takes it into overdrive. Thrilling, touching, funny, heartbreaking and scary as hell, ...more
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In a word: Whoa! Edge-of-your-seat crime fiction that bends both time and mind. Think True Detective meets 12 Monkeys. Throw in the end of the world and you can begin to imagine where this gut-twisting tale will take you. This is cross-genre fiction ...more
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“It would make things easier for both of us, especially for you, if we could forgo the part of this conversation where you take me for a complete idiot...”
Sylvain Neuvel, Sleeping Giants

“Family has a way of bringing out the worst in people. Every people.”
Sylvain Neuvel, Sleeping Giants

“If you fall in love with someone, there’s a good chance the person won’t love you back. Hatred, though, is usually mutual. If you despise someone, it’s pretty much a given they’re also not your biggest fan.”
Sylvain Neuvel, Sleeping Giants


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Dustin Greetings, Sylvain!

I hope all's well with you and yours.:)

Thank you for accepting our friendship, much appreciated. I am very much looking forward to reading your work-- Sleeping Giants sounds AMAZING!

Have a great weekend and happy Memorial Day, man!

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