David Walton

David Walton is an award-winning science fiction author, a space industry engineer, and the father of seven children. He loves science fiction novels that ask big questions about life and the future of the human race, enabling us to see through new eyes and consider new perspectives. Many of his books deal with questions of identity, exploring the reality of free will, the continuity of the self, and the nature of human consciousness.

Mr. Walton's book, The Genius Plague (Pyr, 2017), considers how our choices are influenced by our biology when a fungal pandemic infects humans, raising their intelligence but also affecting their desires and goals. The Genius Plague won the 2018 John W. Campbell Award for best science fiction novel. 

His latest book, Three Laws Lethal (Pyr, 2019), takes on the future of the self-driving car industry, with its legal and social ramifications, while exploring the nature of consciousness and sapience through the evolution of artificial intelligence.

Book Reviews by David Walton

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“The core draw of the novel is the complicated love of two people through multiple possible lives and across the gulf of missing memories.”

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The entire plot of The Undefeated could be summarized as “Woman returns to her hometown and muses about her life.” Focusing on the plot, however, would do this subtle and mesmerizing novel

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“likely to garner major awards attention for its many-layered and nuanced characterization and themes.”

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“What makes this novel a delight is the very relatable tale of a father struggling to know and love his daughter, to protect her from harm while allowing her to make her own choices and ful

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“readers on both sides of the gun ownership issue will heed the warning that giving in to petty tribalism and fear of those who are different will ultimately lead not to safety, but to dest

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Most alternate histories reimagine big turning points or the momentous decisions of famous people.

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“miraculously, out these broken lives and troubled minds emerged the glory and beauty that is the science fiction genre.”

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Sancia Grado starts this book facedown in the mud, and things don’t get much better for her from there.

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“The Moons of Barsk accomplishes what science fiction does at its best.