Daniel Suarez (author)

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Daniel Suarez
Suarez in 2009
Suarez in 2009
Born (1964-12-21) December 21, 1964 (age 57)
Pen nameLeinad Zeraus
GenreScience fiction
Literary movementTechno-thriller, Postcyberpunk

Daniel Suarez (born December 21, 1964)[1] is a former American information technology consultant turned author. He initially published under the pseudonym Leinad Zeraus[2] (his name spelled backwards).


His career as an author began with a pair of techno-thriller novels. The first novel, Daemon, was self-published under his own company, Verdugo Press, in late 2006. It was later picked up by the major publishing house Dutton and re-released on January 8, 2009. His follow-up book Freedom™ was released on January 7, 2010. The Wall Street Journal has reported that Walter F. Parkes, who produced the 1983 film WarGames, had optioned the film rights to Daemon with Paramount Pictures in 2009,[3] but the rights likely reverted to Suarez on 8 December 2012.[4]

Suarez announced in November 2011 that he was writing his third novel, "which deals with autonomous drones and next-gen, anonymous warfare" (via his Google Plus Account).[5][full citation needed] That novel, Kill Decision, was released on July 19, 2012. His next book, Influx, was released on February 20, 2014.[6] Influx won the 2015 Prometheus Award. His fifth book, Change Agent, was released on April 18, 2017[7] and uses CRISPR as its theme.[8] His most recent novel, Delta-v (2019), deals with the near future effects of asteroid mining and the privatization of space, and is the first part of a trilogy.[9]

Literary works[edit]

  • Daemon (2006) ISBN 978-0-9786271-0-2 paperback; (2009) hardcover re-release ISBN 978-0-525-95111-7
  • Freedom™ (2010) ISBN 978-0-525-95157-5
  • Kill Decision (2012) ISBN 978-0-525-95261-9
  • Influx (2014) ISBN 978-0-525-95318-0
  • Change Agent (2017) ISBN 978-1-101-98466-6
  • Delta-v (2019) ISBN 978-1-524-74241-6 — a specially recruited and trained group of eight private asteroid miners are transported to a lunar DRO approximately 40,000 km (25,000 mi) above the Moon where a 560-tonne crewed, spin gravity, mining spaceship and mining habitat—The Konstantin—awaits them, having been constructed and tested for the Catalyst Corporation. The ship propels itself on a low delta-v trajectory of just a couple of months to intercept the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu, where it is to spend four years mining. Challenges and drama ensue.[10]


  1. ^ LCCN n2008071323
  2. ^ McHugh, Josh (April 21, 2008). "How the Self-Published Debut Daemon Earned Serious Geek Cred". Wired. San Francisco: Condé Nast. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  3. ^ Trachtenberg, Jeffrey A. (March 18, 2009). "When Computers Rule the World". online.wsj.com. Retrieved July 8, 2009.
  4. ^ Suarez, Daniel (November 30, 2012). "Status of 'Daemon' Movie". Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  5. ^ Suarez announcing third book on Google Plus
  6. ^ Suarez announcing his 4th book release date on Twitter
  7. ^ "Suarez announcing his 5th book release date on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  8. ^ "Triangulation 297 Daniel Suarez | TWiT.TV". TWiT.tv. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
  9. ^ Interview with Daniel Suarez about Delta-v on the show 'Triangulation'
  10. ^ Suarez, Daniel (2019). Delta-v. New York: Penguin Random House. ISBN 978-1524742416.

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