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My new book, ACTIVE MEMORY, was released February 13th 2018.


Los Angeles, 2050. A future still trapped in the past…

For all the mysteries teen hacker Marisa Carneseca has solved, one has always eluded her. When she was two years old, she was in a car accident in which she lost her arm, and a mob boss’s wife, Zenaida de Maldonado, lost her life. No one can tell her what she was doing in that car, nor how it has led to the feud between the Carnesecas and the Moldonados.

Even in a world where technology connects everyone’s minds, it would seem that some secrets can still remain hidden.

Those secrets rise violently to the surface when Zenaida’s freshly severed hand shows up at the scene of a gangland shooting. If Zenaida is—or was—still alive, it means there’s even more about Marisa’s past that she doesn’t know. And when everyone from Los Angeles gangs to the world’s largest genetic engineering firms becomes involved in the case, it’s clear there’s more happening under the surface than anyone cares to admit. The truth is out there, and Marisa will have to thread together lost friends, corporate assassins, a gang lord’s digital brain, and what might be a literal ghost from the past in order to find it.

Dan Wells’s widely acclaimed Mirador series continues with his most shocking, visionary, pulse-pounding story yet.

Preorder your copy today: Amazon
Get a signed copy from The King’s English Bookshop.

Release Date: February 13, 2018

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Why Patreon? I’ve spent a long time looking for a way to give more to my readers–more stories, more writing tips, and more behind-the-scenes peeks. Patreon is the perfect way to do all three. I’m going to start releasing my novels in a serialized, annotated format: every month you’ll get a new chapter of each, complete with my thoughts and notes about what I wrote and why. This will include previously published fiction with brand new commentary, snippets of future projects that I’m still playing around with, and even a bunch of super old trunk novels from when I was trying to break in. And believe me: those old novels are BAD. Like, super bad. Some of them I haven’t even read in 15+ years. But when we read them together we’ll be able to see the process I went through to grow as a writer, and how I learned what the tools were and how to use them (and how to break them).

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Dan does a weekly podcast about writing called Writing Excuses. His excellent co-hosts are Brandon Sanderson, author of the Mistborn trilogy, and Howard Tayler, the mind and pen behind the SF webcomic Schlock Mercenary, and Mary Robinette Kowal, a professional puppeteer and Hugo-winning author of “For Want of a Nail.”You can check out the Writing Excuses store here.

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