David Louis Edelman David Louis Edelman


I am an alumnus of the Writing Seminars program at Johns Hopkins University, where I studied journalism and creative writing under such luminaries as Madison Smartt Bell, Stephen Dixon and Edna O’Brien.

Below you’ll find a list of all my published work.


'Infoquake' book coverInfoquake (Pyr, 2006) (Solaris, 2008) — “Hack the body, and the mind will follow.” Infoquake takes science fiction into alien territory: the corporate boardroom of the far future. It’s a stunning trip through the trenches of a technological war fought with product demos, press releases, and sales pitches. With Infoquake, David Louis Edelman has created a fully detailed world that’s both as imaginative as Dune and as real as today’s Wall Street Journal.

'MultiReal' book coverMultiReal (Pyr, 2008) — “Infinite possibility is only a state of mind.” The far-future business saga begun in Infoquake continues in MultiReal. From the halls of power to the crumbling cities of the diss, the battle is on for a technology that could end the tyranny of the Defense and Wellness Council forever — or give the Council the ultimate weapon of oppression.

Geosynchron (Pyr, 2010) — “At the edge of reality lies madness.” The clash of civilizations has begun, the nature of reality is buckling, and the fate of MultiReal lies in doubt. The quest for truth will lead to the edges of civilization, into the Pacific Islands and out to the lawless orbital colonies. When the smoke clears, Natch must make the ultimate decision — whether to save a world that has scorned and discarded him, or to save the only person he has ever loved: himself.

Short Stories

The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Volume 2“Mathralon” (Solaris, 2008) — My contribution to The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Volume 2.

“A story on a galactic scale which only serves to show what very small worlds we inhabit.” — The Guardian

“My favourite stories were Dan Abnett’s ‘Point of Contact’ and David Louis Edelman’s ‘Mathralon’, two tales that leave the reader in no doubt as to how cold and lonely our universe can be.” — Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review

“The Bus Ride” (1995) — A non-SF short story published in Urban Desires way back in 1995. My only published fiction credit prior to Infoquake.


Introduction to Mervyn Peake’s Titus Alone (Overlook Press, 2008) — I was asked to write the introduction to the third and final book in Peake’s classic Gormenghast Trilogy for a new edition by Overlook Press. Answers the question: was Mervyn Peake switching gears, or was he losing marbles?


In the early to mid 1990s, I was a freelance journalist and book reviewer with published work in the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun and Evening Sun, the Baltimore City Paper, the Virginian Pilot and Ledger-Star, and Chicago Tribune, and more. I’ve archived some of the best pieces in the book reviews and author interviews sections of my blog.