William Thomas Quick

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William Thomas Quick
Born May 1946
Muncie, Indiana
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Genres science fiction


William Thomas "Bill" Quick (born 1946), who sometimes writes under the pseudonym Margaret Allan,[1] is a science fiction author and self-described libertarian conservative blogger.[2] Quick is the author of 28 novels, the most famous of which is the cyberpunk Dreams of Flesh and Sand, and co-authored a six-novel series with William Shatner.

Quick runs the conservative blog Daily Pundit.

Personal life[edit]

Quick is originally from Indiana and now lives in Hunters Point, San Francisco, California.[3]


Quick is the author of 28 novels, the most famous of which is Dreams of Flesh and Sand. He co-authored the six novel Quest for Tomorrow series with William Shatner. He has also written a series of prehistoric adventure novels under the pen name Margaret Allan, the best selling of which was The Last Mammoth. [4]

Quick's 2014 novel Lightning Fall, a disaster thriller, was featured in a USA Today column [5] by Instapundit's Glenn Reynolds. Quick's novel and Reynold's column were commented on by other libertarian sources, [6] [7] and the novel reportedly reached Amazon's Top 200 sales list, and was #3 in Hard SF sales.[8]

Blog "Daily Pundit"[edit]

Quick runs the conservative blog Daily Pundit. Quick claims to have "named the blogosphere" in 2002.[9] The term was actually coined by Brad L. Graham in 1999;[10] however, Graham didn't seriously intend the term to describe the blogosphere, but rather offered the term for ridicule. It was Quick's usage which initiated the popularity of the term.

In February 2007, in the context of debunking allegations made by writers at Media Matters[11] and Slate.com[12] suggesting that stories of United States Armed Forces personnel being spit on upon their return from service during the Vietnam War were merely urban myths,[13] Quick himself admitted his regrets about personally perpetrating such an incident.[14] Quick noted this was during a time he considered himself to be an "America-hating asshole and a coward," and that he since then "learned to feel regret for my shameful actions then."[15]

American Conservative Party[edit]

In February 2008, Quick was among those involved (he describes himself as "the guy who dreamed up the damned name of the party, registered it, built your first web site, and gave you your first publicity") in the creation of a third party called the American Conservative Party as an alternative to the Democratic and Republican parties. He has since repudiated this organization repeatedly on his blog.[16]

W. T. Quick Blog[edit]

In July 2011, Quick started the blog W.T. Quick to blog about his writing and publishing efforts past, present and future.

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