Ted Kosmatka
“…modern SF started with something like E.E. Smith’s The Skylark of Space but progressed to Jack Williamson’s The Legion of Space, then to Heinlein’s Classics and on through the work of Larry Niven, John Varley, Greg Egan, Charles Stross, Cory Doctorow, and now writers like Ted Kosmatka…”

Jonathan Strahan, Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year

Who is Ted Kosmatka?

Ted Kosmatka

Ted Kosmatka

Writer, Author

The requisite third-person biographicals:

Ted’s work has been reprinted in ten Year’s Best anthologies, translated into a dozen languages, and performed on stage in Indiana and New York. He’s been nominated for both the Nebula Award and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and is co-winner of the 2010 Asimov’s Readers’ Choice Award. His novel The Games was nominated for a Locus Award for Best First Novel.  He grew up in Chesterton, Indiana and now works as a video game writer in the Pacific Northwest.

Contact at | kosmatkacontact@gmail.com

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Non-third-person biographicals:

Hi, I’m Ted.

I studied biology and chemistry at Indiana University but dropped out after my father died. Over the next several years, I moved from job to job, holding down a strange mix of occupations. Among other things, I’ve been a zookeeper, a chem tech and a truckstop dishwasher.

Eventually, like my father and grandfather, I found steady work in the Indiana steel mills. I started as a laborer in the blast furnace department of LTV Steel but later bid into the chem lab, working the midnight shift while continuing to chip away at a degree. After graduating, I worked in various quality control laboratories for a while and eventually landed in a research lab where I worked with electron microscopes. While all that was going on, I was also writing, and getting rejected, a lot. I collected a whole drawer full of rejections before making my first professional short story sale to Asimov’s Magazine in 2005.

Since then I’ve continued writing and have been lucky enough to continue selling my work.  I’ve been honored to see my stories reprinted in books and magazines around the world.  In 2009, I was offered a writing position in the video game industry, so I took the leap, left my job in the research lab, and moved across country.

The Games

This stunning first novel from Ted Kosmatka is a tale of science cut loose from ethics.  The Games envisions a harrowing world where genetics has become a sport.

The Flicker Men

A scientist uncovers a secret we were never meant to know—a discovery that ignites a struggle between physics and theology, free will and fate, and unleashes antagonistic forces not known to exist.

Prophet Of Bones

A high-concept thriller set in an alternate world where radiometric dating proved the earth is only five thousand years old, yet the fossil record is the same as our own.  The key to unlocking a terrifying secret lies in the hands of one man.
Novels by Ted Kosmatka
The Flicker Men
“A high-speed thriller. . . . The pages turn rapidly with well-orchestrated suspense.” –The New York Times
The Games
Jurassic Park meets The Hunger Games in this stunning new high-energy, high-concept tale from first-time novelist Ted Kosmatka, a Nebula Award and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award finalist
Prophet Of Bones
A thrilling/suspenseful alternate reality sci-fi story by the “next” Michael Crichton, with many parts that kept me on the edge of my seat.

I also recommend Kosmatka’s first book: “The Games.”

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Contact Ted Directly
Contact Ted through his agent:
Mr. Seth Fishman
The Gernert Company
136 East 57th Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY.  10022
Ted’s Publicity Contact
Carolyn O’Keefe
Henry Holt
175 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10010