Daniel Suarez (author)

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Daniel Suarez
Suarez in 2009
Suarez in 2009
Born (1964-12-21) December 21, 1964 (age 54)
Pen nameLeinad Zeraus
OccupationIT professional, novelist
NationalityUnited States
GenreScience fiction
Literary movementTechno-thriller, Postcyberpunk

Daniel Suarez (born December 21, 1964)[1] is an 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 FreedomTM was released on January 7, 2010. The Wall Street Journal has reported that Walter F. Parkes, who produced the 1983 film WarGames, has optioned the film rights to Daemon with Paramount Pictures,[3] but the rights likely reverted to Suarez on 8 December 2012.[4]

Suarez announced that he was writing his third novel, "which deals with autonomous drones and next-gen, anonymous warfare" via his Google Plus Account on 20 November 2011.[5] 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 latest book, Change Agent, was released on April 18, 2017[7] and uses CRISPR as its theme.[8]

Literary works[edit]

  • Daemon (2006) ISBN 978-0-9786271-0-2 paperback; (2009) hardcover re-release ISBN 978-0-525-95111-7
  • FreedomTM (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


  1. ^ LCCN n2008071323
  2. ^ How the Self-Published Debut Daemon Earned Serious Geek Cred
  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.

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