Rick Dakan

Rick Dakan

Rick Dakan lives, writes, and plays in Sarasota, Florida, his home and native town. Born in 1972, he grew up in Florida before going on to attend college at American University in Washington DC (where he earned a BA in History) and then Ohio State University (where he didn’t earn an MA in History). It was in those bleak, cold, Ohio years of the mid-90’s that he started writing for a living, and he hasn’t stopped since. Over the next few years he scratched out a rewarding if poor living writing role-playing game books for numerous product lines, including: Wraith: The Oblivion, Kult, Conspiracy X, Deadlands, Vampire: The Masquerade, and Dungeons & Dragons.

In 2000 he came up with an idea for an online computer game which eventually became the hit 2004 release City of Heroes. Teaming up with long-time friend Michael Lewis and a bevy of talented folks, he moved out to San Jose, California and helped found Cryptic Studios. Three years later his partners fired him, but that didn’t stop him from continuing to work on the game and writing and publishing a twelve issue comic book series based on the game. He wrote his first novel, Geek Mafia, in 2005.

Geek Mafia
Geek Mafia: Mile Zero
Geek Mafia: Black Hat Blues

Geek Mafia

Geek Mafia

SKU: 9781604860061
Author: Rick Dakan
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604860061
Published: 03/2008
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Page count: 355
Size: 5 x 8
Subjects: Fiction, Thriller

Praise

“The story is gripping as anything, and the characters are likable and funny and charming. I adore caper stories, and this stands with the best of them, a geeky version of The Sting.”
–Cory Doctorow, co-editor of BoingBoing, best-selling sci-fi author.



Geek Mafia: Mile Zero

Geek Mafia: Mile Zero

SKU: 9781604860023
Author: Rick Dakan
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604860023
Published: 12/2007
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Page count: 330
Size: 5 x 8
Subjects: Fiction, Thriller

Praise

“Dakan’s sequel is just as much fun as the first volume, a great, rollicking story of crosses, double-crosses, and triple crosses among conflicting tribes of nerd grifters who are working Key West for every penny they can take out of the island. Mile Zero is a labyrinth of twists and turnabouts, filled with charming geek humor, thoroughly likable characters, and a relentless plot that you won’t be able to put down.” —Cory Doctorow, co-editor of BoingBoing, best-selling sci-fi author.

“Ever since I didn’t like a novel recommended by a friend, I’ve been hesitant to recommend fiction-it’s my fault if you don’t like it, I figure. But I feel pretty safe with both of these. Unputdownable.” —Seth Godin author of the New York Times bestseller Permission Marketing.

“Geek Mafia is a fast 320 page novel that is like The Sting with computer geeks. But you certainly don’t have to be a geek to love it.” —410Media.com



Geek Mafia: Black Hat Blues

Geek Mafia: Black Hat Blues

SKU: 9781604860887
Author: Rick Dakan
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604860887
Published: 9/2009
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Page count: 272
Size: 8 x 5
Subjects: Fiction, Thriller

Praise

“The story is gripping as anything, and the characters are likable and funny and charming. I adore caper stories, and this stands with the best of them, a geeky version of The Sting.”
—Cory Doctorow, co-editor of BoingBoing, best-selling sci-fi author.

“Filled with charming geek humor, thoroughly likable characters, and a relentless plot…”
—Cory Doctorow, co-editor of BoingBoing, on the Geek Mafia books”

“A first rate example of geek fiction getting it right. Black Hat Blues gives new meaning to the term ‘hacker con’–you won’t want to put it down.”
—Heidi Potter, Shmoocon organizer

“Rick Dakan is one of the few fiction authors working today who tries to understand hacker culture not as a sideshow or scare tactic, but as a way of living a life. His words ring with honest research.”
-—Jason Scott, director of BBS: The Documentary


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