Robert Repino grew up in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. After serving in the Peace Corps, he earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. He is the author of Mort(e), the first volume of the War With No Name series. His fiction has appeared in The Literary Review, Night Train, Hobart, and The Coachella Review. He lives in New York and works as an editor for Oxford University Press.
Praise for Culdesac Have you ever wondered what what might happen if you raised animal intelligence, stood them up, and made them human-sized? Repino has an intriguing answer. Culdesac is a great entry into his series. Steve Perry, New York Times bestselling author of Shadows of the Empire Returning to his subversive world of sentient animals, Repino makes you wonder why you d read books with human characters. Ryan Britt, author of Luke Skywalker Can t Read Praise for Mort(e) An io9 Very Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Book Of 2015A February 2015 Indie Next List SelectionAn Amazon Best Book of January2015An IndieBound January 2015 Bestseller "Mort(e) is complex, beguiling, and often bloody ... [An] utterly absorbing debut." The Boston Globe Mort(e) catapults the reader into a wild, apocalyptic world ... [Mort(e) s] journey, set against the backdrop of an ideological war between pure rationality and mysticism, makes for a strangely moving story. The Washington Post With poignant flashes of a morality tale, this debut novel makes us rethink our relationship to all of Earth s creatures (since they may someday turn on us). Time Out New York "Marvelously droll ... This novel is all kinds of crazy, but it wears its crazy so well." Slate Mort(e)is funny, smart, well-written; it s already among the better debuts of the year. Flavorwire [A] first novel of notable depth and invention. Las Vegas Weekly [N]ot your ordinary kitty Ft. Worth Star-Telegram "An epic science-fiction thriller ... Mort(e) will stick with you long after you close the pages." Tor.com"Robert Repino sMort(e) is, page after page, an infectious tale." Electric Literature "[A] twisted, insaneWe3." io9.com In Repino s capable hands, Mort(e) is entertaining and intelligent science fiction that can be read as an adventure fantasy, but goes much deeper than that. The Missourian What unfolds is told in a sarcastic and sometimes caustic style by a young writer of promising talent by which I mean, a talent that is promised on the first page and then, after a series of ant mythologies, feline war tragedies, and inter-species friendships, firmly established by the end. The Rumpus "