Clines at the 2018 Phoenix Comic Fest
|Born||31 May 1969|
|Genres||Science fiction, horror, speculative fiction, suspense|
Peter Clines (31 May 1969), born in Cape Neddick, Maine is an American author and novelist best known for his zombies-vs-superheroes series, Ex-Heroes, and Lovecraftian inspired Threshold novels 14 and The Fold. His short stories can be found in a variety of anthologies, including X-Files: Trust No One, edited by Jonathan Maberry. Before becoming a full-time writer, Clines worked as a props master in the film industry for 15 years.
Clines was raised in Cape Neddick, Maine, where his love of storytelling was apparent from a very young age. While in third grade, he used his handwriting practice paper to pen his first story, Lizard Men From the Center of the Earth. Clines continued telling stories as a kid, sometimes using Micronauts and Star Wars figurines to create scenes, and other times in writing. As a self-professed "comic geek", Clines created hero characters all through grade school. He submitted various comic book scripts to Marvel Comics. At age 11, he received his first professional rejection letter from Jim Shooter, the then editor-in-chief at Marvel. Clines describers it as "a very personal, very polite and professional" rejection letter. Being taken seriously as a young writer, first by Shooter and then by Marvel's Tom DeFalco, who also sent an encouraging and helpful rejection letter a few years later, encouraged Clines to continue working on his craft.
After a 16-month stint selling men's suits, he moved to San Diego and began working as a props master. He worked, among others, on Chairman of the Board (1998), Psycho Beach Party (2000), and Veronica Mars (2004).
While Clines worked as a props master, his writing turned from prose to focus on scripts. In 2006, after the end of a film project, he dedicated himself to writing full-time. He worked for Creative Screenwriting Magazine, writing interviews, reviews, and articles. While at Creative Screenwriter, Clines interviewed, among others, George Romero, Frank Darabont, Seth Rogen, Diablo Cody, Sylvester Stallone, and the late Nora Ephron.
Clines made his first fiction sale, The Hatbox, to online journal The Harrow. He continued to sell zombie and Lovecraftian short stories to anthologies before he began writing his first published novel, Ex-Heroes, in 2008.
|14||Paperback||469 pages||Permuted Press||July 15, 2014||ISBN 1618684981|
|The Fold: A Novel||Hardcover||384 pages||Crown||June 2, 2015||ISBN 0553418297|
|1||Ex-Heroes||Paperback||336 pages||Broadway Books||February 26, 2013||ISBN 0804136572|
|2||Ex-Patriots||Paperback||432 pages||Broadway Books||April 23, 2013||ISBN 0804136599|
|3||Ex-Communication||Paperback||352 pages||Broadway Books||July 9, 2013||ISBN 0385346824|
|4||Ex-Purgatory||Paperback||352 pages||Broadway Books||January 14, 2014||ISBN 0804136610|
|5||Ex-Isle||Paperback||400 pages||Broadway Books||February 2, 2016||ISBN 0553418319|
|The Eerie Adventures of the Lycanthrope Robinson Crusoe||Paperback||272 pages||Permuted Press||March 8, 2016||ISBN 161868633X|
|The Junkie Quatrain||Kindle||108 pages||Permuted Press||January 13, 2013||ASIN B006XJW1AE|
|Paradox Bound||Hardcover||336 pages||Crown||September 26, 2017||ISBN 0553418335|
|Bless Your Mechanical Heart||Paperback||278 pages||Evil Girlfriend Media||March 17, 2014||ISBN 1940154057|
|Corrupts Absolutely?: Dark Metahuman Fiction||Paperback||360 pages||Ragnarok Publications||February 23, 2015||ISBN 1941987427|
|Cthulhu Unbound, Vol. 2||Paperback||276 pages||Permuted Press||July 31, 2009||ISBN 1934861146|
|Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters||Paperback||550 pages||Ragnarok Publications||July 1, 2014||ISBN 0991360567|
|Naughty or Nice: A Holiday Anthology||Paperback||252 pages||Evil Girlfriend Media||October 30, 2015||ISBN 194015412X|
|The World Is Dead||Paperback||288 pages||Permuted Press||September 15, 2009||ISBN 1934861251|
|Timelines: Stories Inspired by H.G. Wells' The Time Machine||Paperback||286 pages||Northern Frights Publishing||September 1, 2010||ISBN 0973483733|
|Times of Trouble: A Time Travel Anthology||Kindle Edition only||345 pages||Permuted Press||April 28, 2013||ASIN B00CKZRAH4|
|X-Files: Trust No One||Paperback||360 pages||IDW Publishing||July 28, 2015||ISBN 1631402781|
- "Review, Exclusive Excerpt, and Giveaway: Ex-Heroes: A Novel". Wired. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
- Teetor, Paul. "Peter Clines' Cult Novels Pit Superheroes Against Zombies". LA Weekly. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
- "HEP, Episode 178: Love and Automata". Human Echoes Podcast. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
- Sagliani, Devan. "Horror Author Spotlight - Peter Clines". Escapist Magazine. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
- Scalzi, John. "The Big Idea: Peter Clines". Whatever. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
- Sambuchino, Chuck. "Debut Author Interview: Peter Clines, Author of EX-HEROES and EX-PATRIOTS". Writer's Digest. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
- Hartwell, Elena. "Spotlight On Peter Clines". Arc of a Writer. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
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