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Robert Jackson Bennett - Author

About the Author

Robert Jackson Bennett‘s 2010 debut Mr. Shivers won the Shirley Jackson award as well as the Sydney J Bounds Newcomer Award and his second novel, The Company Man, won a Special Citation of Excellence from the Philip K Dick Award, as well as an Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original. He lives in Austin with his wife and son.

Featured books by Robert Jackson Bennett

The Company Man

The Company Man

Author: Robert Jackson Bennett Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/04/2011

A trolley car pulls into the station with eleven dead bodies inside. Four minutes before, the factory workers were seen boarding at the previous station. Now, all are dead. And all of them are union. The year is 1919. The McNaughton Corporation is the pinnacle of American industry. They built airships that crossed the seas. Guns that won the Great War. And above all, they built Evesden: the city of tomorrow, dominated by the immense McNaughton Tower. But something is rotten at the heart of Evesden and one man must uncover its dark secret before it all goes up in flames. Caught between the union and the company, between the police and the victims, McNaughton investigator Cyril Hayes must find the truth behind the city of the future. Because if he doesn't ...he's history.

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Other books by Robert Jackson Bennett

Foundryside

Foundryside

Author: Robert Jackson Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

'The exciting beginning of a promising new epic fantasy series. Prepare for ancient mysteries, innovative magic, and heart-pounding heists' Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author of Oathbringer She thought it was just another job. But her discovery could bring the city to its knees . . . In the city of Tevanne, you either have everything, or nothing. For escaped slave Sancia Grado, eking out a precarious living in the hellhole known as the Commons, nothing is just one misstep away. So when she is offered a lucrative job to steal an ancient artefact from a heavily guarded warehouse, she leaps at the chance. But instead of a way out of Tevanne, she finds herself the target of a murderous conspiracy. Someone powerful wants the artefact, and Sancia dead. To survive, Sancia will need every ally and every ounce of wits at her disposal - because if her unknown enemy unlocks the artefact's secrets, the world - and reality - will never be the same. 'Robert Jackson Bennett deserves a huge audience' Brent Weeks 'An altogether terrific read' Sebastien de Castell 'Intricate worldbuilding, fascinating magic, and engaging characters. More please!' Felicia Day 'Inventive, immersive, and thrilling . . . Do yourself a favor and pick this up!' Kevin Hearne

Vigilance

Vigilance

Author: Robert Jackson Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2019

Foundryside

Foundryside

Author: Robert Jackson Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2018

'The exciting beginning of a promising new epic fantasy series. Prepare for ancient mysteries, innovative magic, and heart-pounding heists' Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author of Oathbringer She thought it was just another job. But her discovery could bring the city to its knees . . . The city of Tevanne runs on scrivings, industrialised magical inscriptions that make inanimate objects sentient; they power everything, from walls to wheels to weapons. Scrivings have brought enormous progress and enormous wealth - but only to the four merchant Houses who control them. Everyone else is a servant or slave, or they eke a precarious living in the hellhole called the Commons. There's not much in the way of work for an escaped slave like Sancia Grado, but she has an unnatural talent that makes her one of the best thieves in the city. When she's offered a lucrative job to steal an ancient artefact from a heavily guarded warehouse, Sancia agrees, dreaming of leaving the Commons - but instead, she finds herself the target of a murderous conspiracy. Someone powerful in Tevanne wants the artefact, and Sancia dead - and whoever it is already wields power beyond imagining. Sancia will need every ally, and every ounce of wits at her disposal, if she is to survive - because if her enemy gets the artefact and unlocks its secrets, thousands will die, and, even worse, it will allow ancient evils back into the world and turn their city into a devastated battleground. 'Robert Jackson Bennett deserves a huge audience' Brent Weeks 'An altogether terrific read' Sebastien de Castell 'Intricate worldbuilding, fascinating magic, and engaging characters. More please!' Felicia Day 'Inventive, immersive, and thrilling . . . Do yourself a favor and pick this up!' Kevin Hearne

Divine Cities Trilogy

Divine Cities Trilogy

Author: Robert Jackson Bennett Format: eBook Release Date: 07/08/2018

A special omnibus edition, collecting all three books of Robert Jackson Bennett's acclaimed Divine Cities trilogy in a single volume. In a world where terrifying, capricious gods once walked the earth, enslaving and brutalizing millions, three unforgettable protagonists struggle to come to terms with the mysteries these divinities left behind and to make sure these cruel masters do not rise again. In City of Stairs, an unassuming young woman named Shara Thivani arrives in Bulikov, the city that once wielded the powers of the gods to conquer the world. Officially, she is just another junior diplomat, dispatched by the city's new colonial masters; unofficially, she is one of her country's most accomplished spies, on a mission to solve a murder. As she pursues the killer, she begins to suspect that the gods who once guarded Bulikov are not as dead as they seem, and that the city's cruel reign may begin anew. In City of Blades, General Turin Mulagheshfoul-mouthed hero of the battle of Bulikov, rumored war criminal, ally of an embattled prime ministeris pressed into service one last time, investigating a terrifying discovery in the city of Voortyashtan, once the stronghold of the god of war and death. Voortyashtan's god is most certainly dead, but something is awakening in the city. And someone is determined to make the world tremble at the city's awful power once again. In City of Miracles, the formidable, seemingly unkillable Sigrud je Harkvaldsson returns from self-imposed exile on a mission of revenge, only to find himself embroiled in a battle that may be beyond even his abilities to wina secret, decades-long war that will force him to confront the last mysteries of Bulikov, the city of miracles itself.

City of Miracles The Divine Cities Book 3

City of Miracles The Divine Cities Book 3

Author: Robert Jackson Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Sigrud je Harkvaldsson is back, and this time he's out for vengeance. Shara Komayd, once Prime Minister of Saypur, has been assassinated. News travels fast and far, even to a remote logging town somewhere northwest of Bulikov, where the silent Dreyling worker 'Bjorn' picks up the newspaper and walks out. He is shocked and grieved and furious; he's been waiting thirteen years for Shara, his closest friend, to tell him to come home. Now he has no one else in his life, and nothing to live for - except to find the people who did this. Sigrud wasn't there for the death of his daughter, and he wasn't there when Shara was murdered. Now 'Bjorn' is dead and Sigrud is back. And he will find answers, for Shara, and for himself. He's made a promise . . . The awesome climax to the fantasy thrillers City of Stairs and City of Blades.

City of Blades The Divine Cities Book 2

City of Blades The Divine Cities Book 2

Author: Robert Jackson Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2017

'Robert Jackson Bennett deserves a huge audience' - Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of The Black Prism. Do the dead sleep soundly in the land of death - or do they have plans of their own? Nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award 2016. A generation ago the city of Voortyashtan was the stronghold of the god of war and death, the birthplace of fearsome supernatural sentinels who killed and subjugated millions. But that was then. Now the god is dead and the city lies in ruins, a wasteland of sectarian violence and bloody uprisings. So it makes perfect sense for General Turyin Mulaghesh, foul-mouthed hero of the battle of Bulikov, rumoured war criminal, ally of embattled Prime Minister Shara Komayd, to be exiled here - but she's not just eking out her days in this hellhole till retirement. She's on one final mission, to find a Saypuri secret agent who's gone AWOL. The trouble is, that this old soldier isn't sure she's still got what it takes to be the hero . . . A triumphant return to the world of A City of Stairs. 'Loud, bold and uncompromisingly ambitious' - Upcoming4.me

City of Blades The Divine Cities Book 2

City of Blades The Divine Cities Book 2

Author: Robert Jackson Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2017

'Robert Jackson Bennett deserves a huge audience' - Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of The Black Prism. Do the dead sleep soundly in the land of death - or do they have plans of their own? Nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award 2016. A generation ago the city of Voortyashtan was the stronghold of the god of war and death, the birthplace of fearsome supernatural sentinels who killed and subjugated millions. But that was then. Now the god is dead and the city lies in ruins, a wasteland of sectarian violence and bloody uprisings. So it makes perfect sense for General Turyin Mulaghesh, foul-mouthed hero of the battle of Bulikov, rumoured war criminal, ally of embattled Prime Minister Shara Komayd, to be exiled here - but she's not just eking out her days in this hellhole till retirement. She's on one final mission, to find a Saypuri secret agent who's gone AWOL. The trouble is, that this old soldier isn't sure she's still got what it takes to be the hero . . . A triumphant return to the world of A City of Stairs. 'Loud, bold and uncompromisingly ambitious' - Upcoming4.me

Silenus

Silenus

Author: Robert Jackson Bennett Format: eBook Release Date: 10/11/2014

Robert Jackson Bennett ist der preisgekronte Spezialist fur ubersinnlichen Horror - "e;Silenus"e; ist sein neues Meisterwerk! Der 16-jahrige George durchstreift das Land auf der Suche nach seinem leiblichen Vater. Doch dieser Mann, der sich Silenus nennt, gleicht einem Phantom. Zusammen mit seiner Schaustellertruppe jagt er von Stadt zu Stadt, ohne je zu verweilen und um danach wie vom Erdboden zu verschwinden. Wer ist Silenus wirklich? Weshalb vermag sich nie jemand an seine Show zu erinnern? Und welche Gefahr geht von den seltsamen Herren in Grau aus? Als George das Geheimnis seines Vaters entschlusselt, hat er sich langst in ein unheimliches Netz verstrickt, aus dem es kein Entkommen gibt.

Mr. Shivers

Mr. Shivers

Author: Robert Jackson Bennett Format: eBook Release Date: 10/06/2014

Michael Connelly ist ein Rastloser, und er durchquert das Land mit nur einem Ziel: Rache zu uben. Denn dort drauen, zwischen den ratternden Zugen, den Lagern der Landstreicher und der endlosen Prarie verbirgt sich der Mann, der Michaels Tochter ermordet hat. Michael kennt weder den Grund fur die Tat, noch wei er, wohin er sich wenden soll. Aber er wird seine Suche zu Ende fuhren, und sie wird in Blut enden. Denn niemand kennt den Tater, und doch flustert jeder seinen Namen: Mr. Shivers ...

American Elsewhere

American Elsewhere

Author: Robert Jackson Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2013

Some places are too good to be true. Under a pink moon, there is a perfect little town not found on any map. In that town, there are quiet streets lined with pretty houses, houses that conceal the strangest things. After a couple years of hard traveling, ex-cop Mona Bright inherits her long-dead mother's home in Wink, New Mexico. And the closer Mona gets to her mother's past, the more she understands that the people of Wink are very, very different... From one of our most talented and original new literary voices comes the next great American supernatural novel: a work that explores the dark dimensions of the hometowns and the neighbours we thought we knew.

American Elsewhere

American Elsewhere

Author: Robert Jackson Bennett Format: eBook Release Date: 12/02/2013

Some places are too good to be true.Under a pink moon, there is a perfect little town not found on any map. In that town, there are quiet streets lined with pretty houses, houses that conceal the strangest things. After a couple years of hard traveling, ex-cop Mona Bright inherits her long-dead mother's home in Wink, New Mexico. And the closer Mona gets to her mother's past, the more she understands that the people of Wink are very, very different ...From one of our most talented and original new literary voices comes the next great American supernatural novel: a work that explores the dark dimensions of the hometowns and the neighbors we thought we knew.

The Company Man

The Company Man

Author: Robert Jackson Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2011

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