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David Walton

David Walton is an American science fiction and fantasy writer living in Philadelphia. David’s novel The Genius Plague won the John W. Campbell Award for best novel in 2018. His novel Terminal Mind won the 2008 Philip K. Dick Award for the best paperback science fiction novel published in the United States, in a tie with Adam-Troy Castro’s novel Emissaries from the Dead.

After years of short story writing, David published his award-winning novel Terminal Mind followed by Quintessence and its sequel Quintessence Sky in 2013 and Superposition and its sequel Supersymmetry in 2015. The rights to a TV adaptation of the Superposition series were sold in late 2015. The Genius Plague was published in 2017, and Three Laws Lethal in 2019.

David lives near Philadelphia with his wife and seven children. He enjoys playing jazz and musical numbers on the piano, long walks with the family, and playing Chess and Go.

David works as an engineer for Lockheed Martin and is a member of the Tenth Presbyterian Church.

He loves reading and writing science fiction, a genre where the big ideas of life, what it means to be human, what our future will be like, and how things could be different than they are, can be explored from every possible angle.

David supports the oppressed, the downtrodden, the helpless, the poor, the immigrant, and the refugee. He wants for all voices to be heard, and all lives to be valued. “We gain knowledge and wisdom by listening to those who are different than we are and learning to understand what life is like from the perspective of those most unlike ourselves”.

The themes of science fiction cover the biggest questions there are: Who am I? Why am I here? What is the purpose of life? Where are we headed from here? “My hope is that people of any religious perspective or background will find much to enjoy and relate to in my novels, because — if I have succeeded — they will recognize in them their own experience of what it means to be human.”

Read some of his interviews in The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, WORLD Magazine, and Fantasy Literature.

Visit his homepage. View his ISFDB profile.