Patrick S Tomlinson is a man of many hats. In addition to writing
sci-fi novels and shorts, he prowls theaters, clubs, and bars
throughout the Midwest performing as a stand-up comedian. Between
gigs, cons, and rewrites, he works as a pundit and frequent
political contributor, with columns appearing in publications such
asThe HillandThe New York Times. In the little
downtime remaining, Patrick enjoys hobbies such as motorcycling,
model-building, shooting, and training for half marathons. He lives
in Milwaukee, WI with his fiancee, two cats, a bearded dragon, a
2008 Bullitt Edition Mustang, and a Triumph Thruxton R.
Author hometown- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
"An absolutely shining example of using SF to hold a mirror up to
our own society... one of the most powerful tools of science
fiction, and Tomlinson wields it here like both a scalpel and a
- Strange Currencies
"New mysteries, action and conspiracies - 4 stars."
- Books in Brogan
I've always said Tomlinson wrote imaginative, interesting books that more people should read. I'll say it again now. This is intelligent science fiction, with interesting thoughts on the broader human condition, wrapped in an absolutely smashing story.
- Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews
"An interesting sci-fi novel with analogies to current events, Children of the Divide is intriguing and fun with memorable characters and situations."
- The Bibliotaph
"A thrilling entry in the series. 4.75/5 stars"
- The Mad Professah Lectures
PRAISE FOR THE CHILDREN OF A DEAD EARTH SERIES
"There is so much good stuff wrapped inside The Ark a locked-room murder mystery, bare-knuckle action, and the kind of hard-boiled science fiction that will make your brain pop. Climb aboard..."
Adam Rakunas, author of Windswept
"This is the story I wish I had written. Generation ship.
Detective story. Tomlinson takes such discordant elements and
weaves them into a fascinating story: a Manet painting, advanced
probes, exoplanet imaging, and more. I'm hoping that this is the
start of a new subgenre: detectives in space!"
J Daniel Batt, author of Young Gods: A Door Into Darkness "Another amazing story with all the twists and turns I've come to expect from Patrick S. Tomlinson. With a great mix of science fiction, action and mystery it is wonderfully written and it's not "world" building but as the author said it's 'race building', so don't miss out on the turbulent ups and downs that had me undeniably hooked throughout the entire thing."
- Books in Brogan "A solid read, and one I definitely recommend."
- Strange Currencies "I could not put Trident's Forge down, and read it in one marathon sitting. That is as much due to the writing style and characters as the non-stop, nail-biting story thread. If you're an outer space sci-fi geek like I am, you're going to love this series!"
- Popcorn Reads