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Biography

David Louis Edelman (website) (email) is a science fiction novelist, blogger, and web programmer who lives outside of Washington, D.C. He was a finalist for the 2008 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

His first novel, Infoquake, was published in summer 2006 by Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books. Barnes & Noble Explorations called the book “the love child of Donald Trump and Vernor Vinge,” then later named it their Top SF Novel of 2006. Infoquake was also nominated for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Novel. The book was re-released in mass market paperback by Solaris Books in June 2008.

His second novel, MultiReal (the sequel to Infoquake), was called “a thoroughly-successful hybrid of Neuromancer and Wall Street” by Hugo nominee Peter Watts, and listed as one of the top SF novels of 2008 by io9, Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist and SFFWorld. The year 2008 also saw the publication of his short story “Mathralon” in The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Volume 2, and his introduction to Overlook Press’ new edition of Mervyn Peake’s Titus Alone.

His latest novel, Geosynchron (the concluding volume of the Jump 225 trilogy) was released in February of 2010. Fantasy Book Critic called the book “an A+ and so far the best core-SF novel I’ve read in 2010.” The book’s publication caused Locus magazine to say of the Jump 225 trilogy, “This smart, idiosyncratic blend of cyberpunk, libertarian entrepreneurship, and social engineering will, I think, stand as a seminal work of 21st century SF.”

In addition to writing novels, Dave has also programmed websites for the U.S. Army, the FBI, and Rolls-Royce; taught software to the U.S. Congress and the World Bank; written articles for the Washington Post and Baltimore Sun; and directed the marketing departments of biometric and e-commerce companies. Dave is well-versed in PHP, WordPress, HTML, JavaScript, XML, and CSS, and is an expert in web usability, web design, search engine optimization and writing for the web.

Dave was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1971 and grew up in Orange County, California. He attended the Johns Hopkins University’s Writing Seminars program from 1989 to 1993, where he studied under such writers as Edna O’Brien, Madison Smartt Bell and Stephen Dixon. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife Victoria and their two children.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is the FAQs page?
A: Here.

Interviews

See the interviews page for audio and online interviews.

Photos

David Louis Edelman 2007 Author Photo David Louis Edelman In Logan Airport David Louis Edelman in Boston 2001 David Louis Edelman at PhilCon 2006 David Louis Edelman Reading at the Library of Congress
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Official Author Photo (JPEG, 1.24 MB)
Photo credit: Victoria Edelman

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Contact

For information about how to contact Dave, visit the Contact page.