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Peter Clines

Author of The Fold

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About the Author

Peter has published several pieces of short fiction and countless articles on the film and television industries, as well as the novels in the Ex-Heroes series, 14, and The Fold (June 2015). He lives and writes in southern California. His title,The Fold, made the Hot Webinar Titles for 2015. show more (Bowker Author Biography) show less


Works by Peter Clines

The Fold (2015) 1,184 copies
14 (2012) 1,129 copies
Ex-Heroes (2010) 808 copies
Paradox Bound: A Novel (2017) 425 copies
Ex-Patriots (2011) 379 copies
Ex-Communication (2013) 285 copies
Ex-Purgatory (2014) 257 copies
Ex-Isle (2016) 169 copies
Dead Moon (2019) 92 copies
Terminus (2020) 78 copies
The Broken Room (2022) 67 copies
The Junkie Quatrain (2012) 58 copies
Corrupts Absolutely? (2015) 3 copies

Associated Works

Trust No One (2015) — Contributor — 89 copies
Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters (2014) — Contributor — 52 copies
The World Is Dead: A Zombie Anthology (2009) — Contributor — 33 copies
Bless Your Mechanical Heart (2014) — Contributor — 33 copies
Cthulhu Unbound 2 (2009) — Contributor — 30 copies
MECH: Age of Steel (2017) — Contributor — 16 copies
The Reinvented Detective (2023) — Contributor — 4 copies
Times of Trouble (A Time Travel Anthology) (2013) — Contributor — 3 copies


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Faced-paced and wildly implausible, but fun for that reason. As the other reviewers have said, this isn't tied to the events and characters created in 14 and The Fold, but it does have a similar portal. To where exactly, is a bit less clear, but the threat is the same - to overrun and destroy the current Earth as we know it. Much of the story is from Natalie as she tells what's happened to her at The Project. Just how people can treat children this way is a bit hard to stomach or understand. The writer insists that he toned down actions taken by slimy individuals at the US border. Not sure about that, but I'm sure trying to sneak into the country isn't pleasant.

While I liked that Hector pulled his head out of a bottle to help Natalie and repay Tim, I thought he became a bit too much like a superhero at the end. It made the action propulsive, but come on...no living person takes a beating like that and just keeps going with a jerry-rigged splint and some aspirin. Still an enjoyable, if cringey story.
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Bookmarque | 2 other reviews | May 19, 2024 |
*3.5 Stars*
I loved the first 3/4 of this book! It was fantastic! However, the last quarter just didn't work for me and I was really disappointed.
tootall77hc | 100 other reviews | May 9, 2024 |
Really good sci-fi story.14by Peter Clines (Goodreads Author) 3.92   Rating Details   18,773 Ratings   2,488 ReviewsChosen by Audible.com as the best sci-fi novel of 2012! Padlocked doors. Strange light fixtures. Mutant cockroaches. There are some odd things about Nate?s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn?t perfect, it?s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don?t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela?s apartment. And Tim?s. And Veek?s. Because every room in this old Los Angeles brownstone has a mystery or two. Mysteries that stretch back over a hundred years. Some of them are in plain sight. Some are behind locked doors. And all together these mysteries could mean the end of Nate and his friends. Or the end of everything...… (more)
bentstoker | 100 other reviews | Jan 26, 2024 |
(2015) KIRKUS REVIEWA schoolteacher with unusual gifts is recruited by the Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects division to investigate a troubled project.There's a great big bait and switch in the middle of this sci-fi thriller by Clines (Ex-Purgatory, 2014, etc.), but it's unlikely to deter readers intrigued by its full-on Michael Crichton?esque premise. Our hero is Leland ?Mike? Erikson, whom we meet quietly teaching the last day of a high school English class in Maine. We soon learn that Mike is one of those gifted people who's chosen to walk away from his talents, but his gifts are particularly thorny. Not only is he a certified genius, but he also got a bonus: an eidetic memory. ?I've got...complete, instantaneous recall of anything I've ever seen or heard,? he explains. Mike is intrigued by an offer from his childhood friend Reggie Magnus, who's now the head honcho for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. A team of six DARPA scientists working on a small campus near San Diego appears to have created a working teleportation device dubbed ?The Albuquerque Door,? and Reggie asks Mike to see if it's bogus or not. There's definitely Weird Stuff going on. One team member returns from the portal convinced that his wife has been replaced with a stranger. Another comes through the portal with fatal wounds and massive radiation burns. Mike discovers that the team's math is largely based on the work of an obscure, possibly insane Russian scientist named Aleksander Koturovic. There are some leaps of faith to be made¥why would the government limit access to a universe-changing technology to six scientists and a schoolteacher? But fans of Clines' colorful fantasy novels will happily follow him into the Lovecraft-ian nightmare that follows.Fans of the author's popular novel 14 (2012) will want to pay particular attention, as these shared universes share other horrors as well.Pub Date: June 2nd, 2015ISBN: 978-0-553-41829-3Page count: 384ppPublisher: CrownReview Posted Online: March 21st, 2015… (more)
derailer | 102 other reviews | Jan 25, 2024 |



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