Eliot Peper's Book Recommendations

Eliot Peper
The right book at the right time can change your life.
Created 06 Dec 2020
  • 3 book recommendations for September, 2021
    26 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    Thanks to all the readers out there who email authors about how much you loved a book. No asks. No caveats. Just sharing what the story meant to you and why. Y'all are the best. And now, books I love ...
  • 3 book recommendations for August, 2021
    29 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    From my work-in-progress: "We all have secrets. A secret might disrupt your life, but it won’t change your future. A Secret, on the other hand, exerts a gravitational pull on your destiny. Only some p...
  • 3 book recommendations for July, 2021
    28 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 4 0
    Every once in a while I see a random spike in book sales and send silent thanks to whoever recommended one of my novels on some podcast, newsletter, or subreddit. Stories run on word-of-mouth. Authors...
  • 3 book recommendations for June, 2021
    29 Jun 2021 • 4 min read • 5 0
    Last month, Hasgeek selected Veil and the Analog Series for their official Book Club, and I joined them for a Zoom discussion about the ideas woven through the novels and the creative process behind t...
  • 3 book recommendations for May, 2021
    30 May 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Danny Crichton interviewed me for ⁦TechCrunch about the feedback loop between imagined worlds and the real one. We delve into why I care so much about speculative fiction and how I go about writing it...
  • 3 book recommendations for April, 2021
    25 Apr 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Maybe it’s because of Earth Day, but I’ve been hearing from a lot of readers about Veil. Over in Transfer Orbit, Andrew Liptak featured it in a thoughtful and thought-provoking review of three novels ...
  • 3 book recommendations for March, 2021
    30 Mar 2021 • 4 min read • 5 0
    I wrote my first novel because I realized there was a story that I wanted to read but couldn’t find, and it resonated with people who happened to share my taste. Nine novels later, I’m sometimes tempt...
  • 3 book recommendations for February, 2021
    26 Feb 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    When I ask for advice, often what I’m really looking for is reassurance. But the work I’m most proud of requires taking real risks with no possible guarantee of success, so seeking reassurance that th...
  • 3 book recommendations for January, 2021
    27 Jan 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    So I'm in the midst of planning a new novel and am reminded of these wise words from Gene Wolfe: “You never learn how to write a novel. You just learn how to write the novel that you're writing.” You ...
  • The best books I read in 2020
    30 Dec 2020 • 5 min read • 2 0
    Every month, I recommend three books that changed the way I see the world. Every year, I go back and select my absolute favorites. Choosing between them was excruciating, so I hope you enjoy this list...
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