Bill Quick is the author
of twenty-nine published books, including the seminal cyberpunk cult
Dreams of Flesh and Sand
(the first book of The Dream Trio), the
best-selling prehistoric thriller
The Last Mammoth, (writing as Margaret
Allan), dozens of shorter works of fiction, and several screenplays for
film and television.
Bill started out typing poetry at the age of thirteen on an Underwood portable that smelled of mothballs, machine oil, and rust. Currently, his writer’s toolkit includes desktop, notebook, and pad computers equipped with voice recognition systems, and a smartphone so he can carry much of his brainpower with me.
Lately, as print publishing continues its chaotic collapse into the digital age, he’s slowed down a bit, though he does try to write at least one book a year. In one of his early novels, he had a character ordering groceries online — long before the World Wide Web existed. Today, he does that very thing himself.
He writes a well-known and respected libertarian-conservative blog called The Daily Pundit, where, on New Year’s Day, 2002, he named the Blogosphere. He also maintains an emergency preparedness site called Emergency-Preps.com.
Currently Bill is at work on a massive project called The Fall of the American Republic, which tells the story of an America in financial, social, and political collapse after a catastrophic terror attack on the states west of the Rockies. The first book, Lightning Fall: A Novel of Disaster was recently published. He’s now working on the second book, tentatively titled After The Fall.
Bill’s books include Yesterday’s Pawn, Dreams of Gods and Men, Dreams of Life and Death, Systems, Inner Circles, and Bank Robbery.
He lives in San Francisco, and has for nearly thirty years. The town is both wonderful and infuriating, and he swings between loving and hating it, and sometimes does both at the same time. He lives with the cutest dog in the world, a black, crew-cut Pomeranian named Xiao Ping, which means “Little Peacefulness”, more or less, in Mandarin. He isn’t.
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