Michael R Underwood
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Michael R Underwood

Mike grew up reading comics, playing games, and trying to figure out how to make being a geek into a job. Fortunately, the world caught up with geekdom and now he tells stories for a living.

He is the author of over a dozen books, including the Ree Reyes Geekomancy series (GEEKOMANCY, CELEBROMANCY, ATTACK THE GEEK, HEXOMANCY), fantasy superhero novel SHIELD AND CROCUS, political epic fantasy serial BORN TO THE BLADE, and GENRENAUTS, a Stabby Award-finalist science fiction series in novellas. He's been a bookseller/barista, a sales representative, and the North American Sales & Marketing Manager for Angry Robot Books.

Mike lives in Baltimore with his wife, their dog, and an ever-growing library. When he's not writing, he geeks out on video games & RPGs and makes pizzas from scratch. He is a guest host on the Hugo Award-finalist The Skiffy and Fanty Show and co-host of Speculate, an actual play podcast starring a rotating cast of speculative fiction professionals.

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Best Sellers

    • Geekomancy

    • By: Michael R. Underwood
    • Narrated by: Julia Farhat
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 182

    Ree Reyes’s life was easier when all she had to worry about was scraping together tips from her gig as a barista and comic shop slave to pursue her ambitions as a screenwriter....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Only geeks need apply!

    • By Tracey on 03-29-13

    Regular price: $24.25

    • Born to the Blade: The Complete Season 1

    • Born to the Blade, Season 1
    • By: Michael R. Underwood, Malka Older, Cassandra Khaw, and others
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    For centuries the Warders' Circle on the neutral islands of Twaa-Fei has given the countries of the sky a way to avoid war, settling their disputes through formal, magical duels. But the Circle's ability to maintain peace is fading....

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Younger Gods

    • By: Michael Underwood
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    Jacob Greene was a sweet boy raised by a loving, tight-knit family... of cultists. Finding himself betrayed by them, he flees the family's sequestered compound and enters the true unknown: college in New York....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great job!

    • By Karl on 01-25-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Shield and Crocus

    • By: Michael R. Underwood
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47

    In a city built among the bones of a fallen giant, a small group of heroes looks to reclaim their home from the five criminal tyrants who control it....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A very busy story, but it was a good listen .

    • By Brittainy on 12-15-14

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Shootout Solution

    • Genrenauts Episode 1
    • By: Michael R. Underwood
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    When a cowboy tale slips off its rails and the outlaws start to win, it's up to Leah - and the Genrenauts team - to nudge the story back on track and prevent a catastrophe on Earth....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great start

    • By good on 06-24-17

    Regular price: $9.44

    • Celebromancy

    • Ree Reyes, Book 2
    • By: Michael R. Underwood
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 86

    Fame has a magic all its own in the no-gossip-barred follow-up to Geekomancy. Ree Reyes gets her big screenwriting break, only to discover just how broken Hollywood actually is....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Michael Underwood ups his game in Celebromancy

    • By JTF on 08-23-13

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Absconded Ambassador

    • Genrenauts, Episode 2
    • By: Michael R. Underwood
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Fiction is more important than you think. When stories go wrong, the Genrenauts step in to prevent the consequences from rippling into our so-called real world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Big improvement over the first!

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-29-16

    Regular price: $10.39

    • Attack the Geek

    • By: Michael Underwood
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    A side quest novella in the best-selling Geekomancy urban fantasy series - when D&D style adventures go from the tabletop to real life, look out....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great for geeks, but not for newbs.

    • By Wag The Fox on 05-06-14

    Regular price: $14.95

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