E.C. Myers

E.C. Myers is the author of six YA novels: the Andre Norton Award–winning Fair Coin, Quantum CoinThe Silence of SixAgainst All Silence, RWBY: After the Fall, RWBY: Before the Dawn. His seventh book, RWBY: Fairy Tales of Remnant, is set to publish in September 2020.

Myers was assembled in the U.S. from Korean and German parts and raised by a single mother and a public library in Yonkers, New York. His science fiction and fantasy short stories have been published in a number of magazines and anthologies, including A Thousand Beginnings and EndingsMother of InventionBehind the SongKaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories, and others.

He attended the Clarion West Writers Workshop in 2005 and is a member of the writing group Altered Fluid. He lives with his wife, son, and three doofy pets in Pennsylvania. In his intermittent free time, he blogs Star Trek Re-watch reviews with Torie Atkinson at TheViewscreen.com and live streams retro video games on YouTube.

Find Myers on his website, or follow him on Twitter @ecmyers.

Bibliography

  • Standalone
    After the Fall (RWBY)
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  • Nebula Award Winner

    Coin Series
    Fair Coin (#1)
    E.C. Myers
  • Coin Series
    Quantum Coin (#2)
    E.C. Myers
  • SOS Thriller Series
    The Silence of Six (#1)
    E.C. Myers
  • SOS Thriller Series
    Against All Silence (#2)
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Reviews

Standalone

After the Fall (RWBY)
“An engaging offshoot of the anime [...] Myers does a terrific job of explaining this world to newcomers and, amid the nonstop action and thrilling battle scenes, also manages to portray the four friends three-dimensionally through witty dialogue and flashbacks. Even secondary characters have complexity, making the world feel immersive and present [...] This spinoff is funny and thrilling from beginning to end, and thoughtful writing gives the action added depth and emotional impact..”

Kirkus, Starred Review

Coin Series

Fair Coin (#1)
“[A] dizzying debut […] Ephraim’s ability to see past the temptations of power despite an active teen libido provides him with a sturdy moral base.”

Kirkus

“Tired of cookie-cutter young-adult novels? The cure awaits, in the shape of E.C. Myers’ astounding FAIR COIN — a book which, among other things, 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 definitely ideal for adults who miss the days of engaging, idea-driven science fiction […] don’t plan on doing anything else until you finish reading it.”

io9.com

“With clear, engaging prose […] this is a good young-adult novel that also has lots to offer not-so-young adults.”

Seattle Times

“Magic and science collide in this retelling of the classic fable about misguided wishes never having exactly the outcome you intend […] A complex plotline explores experimental theories in this fast-paced and fun story.”

RT Book Reviews

“I love the way FAIR COIN takes a fairy tale motif and first, makes it its own, then transforms it into a solid SF outing […] fabulous from start to finish.”

Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine

“I applaud Myers for coming up with an exciting and science-based premise and the twisty, puzzly adventure that his reality-bending ideas consequently bring.”

Night Owl Reviews

Quantum Coin (#2)
“Myers salts his tale with amusing, often-libidinous adolescent banter, and by cheating a little, lands his characters in good places in the end. Fans of alternate worlds will find a heapin’ helping here.”

Kirkus

“Myers dishes out just enough quantum physics to make the story plausible without swamping it in technical jargon. Subtle references to everything from Batman to Harry Potter will delight fans attuned to that sort of minutiae, and the action-packed plot will keep readers’ attention […] All in all, a highly enjoyable read.”

School Library Journal

“Myers’ sequel to FAIR COIN ups the ante for fantasy fans everywhere, without letting other elements of the story wither. The romantic tension throughout highlights the maturation of the characters. Unlike many sequels, this one wraps up loose ends in a satisfactory fashion.”

RT Book Reviews

“[F]or unpredictable, intelligent, challenging YA science fiction, this series is a sure fire bet. I can’t wait to see what Myers has up his sleeve for the future.”

TOR.com

“Not just a great YA novel, Quantum Coin is a great science fiction novel in general. There is an abundance of heart and science to go around.”

SF Signal

“QUANTUM COIN delivers an exciting adventure. The book is a fast read, the dialogue is snappy, and the ideas are interesting.”

Fantasy Literature

“Myers shows he has the ability to do what so many authors aren’t able to: provide a satisfactory ending to a book. Everything comes full circle, although as with my review of the first book, I hope that this is not the last we see of Ephraim. This is a must-read for anyone who enjoyed FAIR COIN.”

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SOS Thriller Series

The Silence of Six (#1)
“Expertly incorporating hacker slang and disquietingly credible exploits ranging from penetrating corporate systems to hot-wiring cars with a laptop, Myers leads his clever coder, along with equally gifted allies Penny and her younger sister, Clarisse, through a series of narrow escapes and risky gambles to physical and digital clues that reveal a scheme to make the real-world NSA’s surveillance look small scale. Along with pleasing fans of Cory Doctorow’s Homeland (2013) and like “hacktion” thrillers, this offers sobering insight into how fragile our privacy really is.”

Booklist

“I highly recommend THE SILENCE OF SIX to anyone looking for a book and a thrill ride in one perfectly executed package […] This book will keep you on the edge of your seat with every page you read. It is fast-paced, interesting and extremely well planned out.”

Teen Reads

Awards & Accolades

Standalone

After the Fall (RWBY)
USA

#22 Publishers Weekly Children’s Frontlist Fiction Bestseller List