ConQuesT 52 is pleased to welcome Dan Wells as one of our Author Guests of Honor. Dan Wells writes in a variety of genres, from dark humor to science fiction to supernatural thriller. His books include The Zero Chronicles (Zero G, Dragon Planet, and Stargazer) from Audible Originals; the Mirador series (Bluescreen, Ones and Zeros, and Active Memory); the John Cleaver series (including I Am Not A Serial Killer); the Partials Sequence (Partials, Fragments, Ruins, and Isolation); and a number of standalone novels.

Dan has been nominated for both the Hugo and the Campbell Award. He has won two Parsec Awards for his podcast Writing Excuses, a fast-paced, educational podcast for writers, by writers. It airs weekly, with new episodes appearing each Sunday evening at around 6pm Eastern Time.

He is married and has five children. In his spare time, he is “an absolutely rabid gamer—an entire room of our house is filled with tabletop miniatures, collectible card games, and my vast collection of board games,” he says.

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