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"One of the best voices in speculative fiction today."
-- Leslie Ann Moore, bestselling author of the Griffin's Daughter trilogy
"A fine writer, with an enviable gift for the poetic turn of phrase."
-- Kitty Burns Florey, author of Solos and The Writing Master
"Put Mike Robinson on your list of authors to watch!"
-- Guy Anthony de Marco, Bram Stoker Award Finalist
"Any praise I offer Mike Robinson should be qualified with the simple fact that I'm a fan. He comes by that admiration honestly: by crafting damn good stories and serving them up with ruthless efficiency."
-- Justin Robinson (no relation), author of Everyman
"Mike Robinson does not write casual books. His words are intentional and layered and ... there is something so beautiful about them. These are stories that draw you in and make you think. Force you to think."
-- Vicki Trask, Goodreads book blogger
Who Is This Guy?
It was at the tender age of 7 that an interconnection of cells and organs called Mike Robinson (then Mikey) penned, or pencilled, his first story, The Aliens That Invaded My Backyard!. A runaway international bestseller, it went on to win the World Fantasy Award, Hugo Award, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Or maybe those things were also just products of his imagination.
In weathering the pressure of following such an unlikely debut, he later became the author of multiple books: the trilogy The Enigma of Twilight Falls, The Prince of Earth, Dreamshores, Skunk Ape Semester, The Atheist, Dishonor Thy Father (with M.J. Richards), one collection of short fiction, Too Much Dark Matter, Too Little Gray, and more. Most tack toward the weird, the darkly fantastic, the metaphysical, the odd residue scraped from the bottom of our "souls" (he was a PhD in puns). And there's plenty more where that came from.
But the story buck doesn't stop there. A native of Los Angeles, his blood is half-celluloid, so it was inevitable that he also became a screenwriter and producer, not to mention co-editor of the magazine Literary Landscapes for the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society, or GLAWS, from 2011 to 2018. A short film he cro-wrote, Chrysaline, debuted at the Louisiana International Film Festival in 2016, and his feature film, Corral, a psychological, supernatural thriller, is tumbling through post-production.
He is represented by Jennifer Azantian, of the Azantian Literary Agency.
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