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Winner of the 2012 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy Book!
"Warning: This Book is Pure Awesome Crack. Tired of cookie-cutter young-adult novels? . . . [Fair Coin] achieves the feat of seeming like a dark fairy tale and a clever science fiction epic rolled into one. It's a fast-moving book full of twists and cool character moments and is definitely ideal for adults who miss the days of engaging, idea-driven science fiction."
"Funny, flirtatious, and unexpectedly poignant, Fair Coin takes the phrase 'be careful what you wish for' and runs with it. A stand-out debut from an author to watch."
-LAUREN MCLAUGHLIN, author of Scored
"[A] well-written, fast-paced, EPIC adventure. There are plot twists you will never see coming and enough science fiction elements to satisfy even the hungriest nerd brain! In my opinion, it accurately portrays . . . what teenagers would do if they had the entire universe at their disposal."
"I thoroughly loved this book. Rather than finding just another same-old, same-old book, this one smashed through the mold. . . . I highly recommend [Fair Coin] to all fans of YA, especially those who enjoy male MCs, science fiction, and fantasy."
-I SWIM FOR OCEANS
"This one reminded me a lot of Scott Westerfeld's The Uglies. There's so much to love here: madcap adventure, chewy theoretical physics, realistic angst, serious stakes leavened by hilarious snark. The kind of book smart kids will love."
-N. K. JEMISIN, author of the Inheritance Trilogy
"A refreshingly unique read. . . . I loved the characters, I loved the concept, and most of all, I loved how immersed I was in the story."
-HOPELESSLY DEVOTED BIBLIOPHILE
"Myers has written a novel that makes the reader think. . . . It is humorous, emotional, and complex in a refreshing way, and I think it's a book that anyone who enjoys science fiction could really love."
"Cerebral science fiction with enough romance and two-fisted action to keep it from getting too bogged down in its own ideas. A great read for just about anyone."
-GUYS LIT WIRE
E.C. Myers was assembled from Korean and German parts in Yonkers, New York, where he was raised jointly by a mother and the public library. He is a graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop and a member of the prolific NYC writing group Altered Fluid. In the rare moments when he isn't writing, he blogs about Star Trek at theviewscreen.com, plays video games, watches classic films and television, sleeps as little as possible, and spends too much time on the internet. To find out more about E.C. Myers and his activities, short story publications, and novels, visit ecmyers.net, or find him on Twitter @ecmeyers.
[Disclaimer: I am acquainted with the author. We met in 2014 at Launch Pad]
Fair Coin is not the normal type of book I would ever pick up and read. Read more
FAIR COIN is a riveting romp through time and space--although you don't realize that's what happening until halfway in. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Well written and very enjoyable. The characters were very believable, well developed and I very much enjoyed the writers style. I look forward to reading other works by E.C. Read morePublished 17 months ago by mm
A fun filled thrill ride with a very interesting, thought provoking subject matter. A great science fiction read geared towards a younger crowd, but still enjoyable for older... Read morePublished 19 months ago by R. J. Breckel
Fair Coin is a combination of teen angst and traditional sci-fi. Ephraim is a sympathetic, sad-sack protagonist. Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 by PDXbibliophile
Ephraim Scott lay motionless in the morgue at Summerside General Hospital. His sudden death proved too much for his mother. Read morePublished on August 18, 2013 by Kate Calina
Magical items that grant wishes isn't something I've seen outside of fairytales and children's fiction, so I was very excited to see how it would play out in Fair Coin. Read morePublished on July 5, 2013 by Angie
don't get me wrong, the beginning and end of this book are pretty great, it's just everything around the middle that draaaaags on forever! Read morePublished on June 24, 2013 by L Weber
I'm a bit of a devotee of YA SF/F, so I was curious to see how newcomer on the scene Myers would do. Read morePublished on June 21, 2013 by Priscilla Ballou