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CollectionsYour library (1,282)

Reviews51 reviews

Tagsfiction (459), science fiction (242), nonfiction (187), fantasy (142), short stories (93), postmodernism (72), Johns Hopkins authors (55), essays (45), humor (43), children's fiction (41) — see all tags

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About meI'm a science fiction novelist, blogger, and web programmer who lives outside of Washington, D.C. I was a finalist for the 2008 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

My first novel, Infoquake (website) (LibraryThing page), 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.

My second novel, MultiReal (website) (LibraryThing page), 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.

My third novel, Geosynchron (website) (LibraryThing page), the third book in the Jump 225 trilogy, was just released by Pyr in February, 2010. Already Locus has called the book "a seminal work of 21st century SF," while Library Journal said the book "tak[es] cyberpunk to the next level."

In addition to writing novels, I have also programmed websites for the U.S. Army, the FBI, ExxonMobil, 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. I am well-versed in PHP, Ruby on Rails, WordPress, ColdFusion, HTML, Javascript, XML, and CSS, and am an expert in web usability, web design, search engine optimization, and writing for the web.

Visit my website and read my blog at

About my libraryI've got a thing for hardcovers. Doesn't necessarily need to be a first or limited edition... any ol' hardcover will do, as long as it's in excellent shape.

But if a hardcover isn't available, then a nice matched set of trade paperbacks will do just fine. I salivate over the day when I can finally complete my collection of the Vintage editions of Philip K. Dick's novels...

GroupsInk Slingers, Invisible Library, Northern Virginia LibraryThingers, Pynchon Pandæmonium, Science Fiction Fans, Washington, DC, Writer-readers

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Paul Auster, Nicholson Baker, John Barth, Don DeLillo, Philip K. Dick, Stephen Dixon, E. L. Doctorow, Stephen R. Donaldson, William Gibson, Joseph Heller, Frank Herbert, Ward Just, Franz Kafka, Jerzy Kosinski, Milan Kundera, George R. R. Martin, China Miéville, Tim O'Brien, Richard Powers, Thomas Pynchon, Philip Roth, J. K. Rowling, John Steinbeck, Neal Stephenson, J. R. R. Tolkien, Kurt Vonnegut (Shared favorites)


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Real nameDavid Louis Edelman

LocationWashington, DC

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Member sinceMay 18, 2006

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Wow! Excellent! Your site is exciting...
Wow! Excellent! I really look forward to them! Thanks again and have a great New Years, which must be getting close!

Just picked up a copy of MultiReal from the B&N store at the Reston Town Center. Snagged one of the two copies they had ordered, before it even made it to the shelves. Cool cover. Look forward to reading it.
Thanks Dave for the link. I'll check it out. Much appreciated.

Dave, as far as good sci-fi novels go, what would you recommend for first time readers of that genre?

Also, I have subscribed to your blog.

Always nice to find other fans of Martin. I still have A Feast for Crows left to read in ASOIF. How did you like it?

That's awesome about your latest novels. Congrats! I stick to reading historical fiction and fantasy 90+ percent of the time, but I am reading a sci-fi novel at the moment. It's actually the first sci-fi novel that I've read in many years. Mars by Ben Bova. Not sure if you've read that one or not. It's pretty interesting so far.

Do you ever think you'll take your writing full-time?

Random Books on your list pops up Wuthering Heights. I give you my thumbs' up! do.ob

... you know, I think I'm the only person on earth who understands it's a ghost story sometimes.
Hi, David. Just finished Infoquake, and I'm officially hooked on your Jump 225 Trilogy. I especially enjoyed your appendices, which really helped flesh out the cool vision of the future you created. Keep up the great work in the next two installments.
You haven't seen my invite on Amazon Portugal yet?


What a wonderful profile and life experience. I will look up your book!!
Nice to see lots of books in common. Mind you, a large portion of my library is british children's books from the 60's and 70's, so I wouldn't expect to have many of those in common with a US SF author ;-)
hey, an ARC of your book came through the used bookstore where i work. it's nice to see a real human attached to the author's name, rather than a freakishly contrived photo on the back flap. you look like most of the people i was friends with in school. also nice to see that we share many delightful children's books, and justine.
congrats on the booksuccess!
Right, Right...I just saw that we had those books in common and looked at your library..I'm impressed by your collection.
Much success on your book "Infoquake" :-)
I see that we share a nice stack of books and have some favorite authors (Vonnegut, Dick, Faulkner, Barthelme, Borges, etc.). Really enjoyed looking through your catalog. Like the fedora (that is a fedora, right? I've got a little glare on my screen and can't really tell) in the profile pick as well. I've been becoming more partial to bowlers these days, but I've still got a soft spot for the fedoras. I still have one I purchased back in high school, many years worse for wear. Happy cataloging.
Dude, move off the slow east coast and come into the light.
Nope... just sitting here listening to Johnny Cash and feeling bookish. Have I broken the speed limit? ;-)
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