Author Archives: Dan Wells

About Dan Wells

Dan Wells is the author of several supernatural thrillers, including I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER, MR. MONSTER, and I DON'T WANT TO KILL YOU. He is a co-host on the podcast Writing Excuses, for which he has won two Parsec awards; he also won the Whitney award for Best New Author of 2009. He plays a lot of games, watches a lot of movies, reads a lot of books, and eats a lot of food, which is pretty much the ideal life he imagined for himself as a child.

Imaginary Mormons

The first time I read Ender’s Game I loved it, of course, but I hated one very specific thing: Ender’s mom was Mormon. It bothered me, as a child, that Mormons could exist in a universe where Mormonism, as I … Continue reading

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Writing the Future

I invented CDs when I was 12. To be fair, CD technology already existed before that, even if it wasn’t very common, and it’s not like I invented a working prototype or anything. What I did do was play a … Continue reading

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Boooooooks iiiiiiiiin Spaaaaaaaace! (Which is a better title than ‘Let’s Talk About eBooks for a While’)

Last week I took a walk through one of my favorite local bookstores: the Borders in North Provo, now going out of business and converted into a giant yard sale with a roof. The good news is, the store was … Continue reading

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Excuse Me While I Kiss The Sky

I don’t like to use this column to talk about myself, but it is technically the “Speculative Fiction and Mormons” column, and the big story in that arena these days is one I find myself in the center of. I … Continue reading

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Art and Morality

A couple of years ago I was driving somewhere with my wife, and the song “We Are All On Drugs” by Weezer came on the radio: lots of hard rock and screaming, and the chorus pretty much just repeats “We … Continue reading

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SF&F Corner: Connecting to the Infinite

While it is often perceived as an areligious, if not outright atheist, genre, science fiction is in fact highly concerned with religious questions, and uniquely poised to address those questions in a way no other genre can. The novel Contact … Continue reading

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