James L. Cambias
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James L. Cambias

I grew up in New Orleans, and no matter where I live, that's always "home" to me. When I was fourteen years old I decided I wanted to write science fiction -- I hoped to beat Isaac Asimov's record and publish my first story before I was fifteen.

I failed, because I was fourteen and didn't know what I was doing. It took me twenty years to figure that out and begin selling short stories. In the interim I got a degree at the University of Chicago, worked for a couple of publishers, and then became a freelance roleplaying game writer. I did pretty well at that, and I still call myself a writer and game designer.

In 2005 I joined with a couple of other people to start Zygote Games. We wanted to show that games can be educational without being dull. Our two games BONE WARS and PARASITES UNLEASHED made that point pretty well, I think.

In 2014 Tor Books published my first novel, A DARKLING SEA, and my second book CORSAIR came out from Tor the following year. My next novel, ARKAD'S WORLD, will be published by Baen Books in 2019.

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    • Arkad's World

    • By: James L. Cambias
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Young Arkad is the only human on a distant world, on his own among beings from across the galaxy. His struggle to survive on the lawless streets of an alien city is disrupted by the arrival of three humans....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great World Building as in the John Carter Stories

    • By Todd Albert on 01-11-19

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    • A Darkling Sea

    • By: James L. Cambias
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
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    On the planet Ilmatar, under a roof of ice a kilometer thick, a team of deep-sea diving scientists investigates the blind alien race that lives below....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Alien contact, guerilla warfare in the deep ocean

    • By David on 05-11-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Corsair

    • By: James L. Cambias
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the early 2020s, two young, genius computer hackers, Elizabeth Santiago and David Schwartz, meet at MIT, where Schwartz is sneaking into classes, and have a brief affair....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Addictive listen full of action/suspense and humor

    • By TenaciousReader on 05-21-15

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