Here are some of the great things people have said about my books.


“Walton has brought hard sci-fi roaring back to life.”

“Paired with relentless pacing, an action-packed narrative, and a cast of interesting characters, Walton’s fluid writing style and tightly constructed plot produce a virtually un-put-down-able read. Tonally the love child of Crichton’s The Andromeda Strain and Aldiss’ SF classic Hothouse, this is a page-turner of the highest order.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Fast-paced and engaging, this had me rapt from beginning to end. A surprisingly vicious, timely look at the line between humanity and its environment. Beautifully done. I am eating a mushroom omelet as revenge.”
—Mira Grant, New York Times–bestselling author of Feed

“David Walton is one of our very best writers of science-fiction thrillers, and The Genius Plague is a triumph from first page to last.  This one will stick with you.”
—Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Quantum Night

“Riveting. David Walton gives us a wild ride through new territory.”
—Jack McDevitt, Nebula Award–winning author of the Alex Benedict and Priscilla Hutchins novels


“[An] engrossing and illuminating sci-fi thriller…. This is the way sci-fi ought to be.”

“An expanding universe of delight.”

“Gripping, suspenseful and original, this is a page-turning novel that readers are sure to devour. Fantastic”

“An utterly addictive murder mystery with a fantastic twist…. A cleverly thought-out bit of sci-fi fun.”

“A truly fascinating approach to thriller writing.… The story’s strength lies in its ingenious structure that neatly unfolds against an impressive backdrop of science.”

“Walton delivers fast-paced action, suspense and riveting mystery—all of it spinning about a core of vivid, speculative science. Enjoy some tense, imaginative fun.”
David Brin, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of Existence

“Superposition is a wild ride into the quantum world, a fabulous twist on the murder mystery. In Walton’s hands, physics comes to life, literally! Like nothing you’ve ever read before.”
Will McIntosh, Hugo award-winning author of Defenders

“The most thrilling and ingenious adventure in quantum physics you’ll ever read!”
Joel Shepherd, author of Originator: A Cassandra Kresnov Novel

“A mind-bending science fiction murder mystery that will appeal to fans of Michael Crichton and Philip K. Dick. I devoured it in one sitting.”
Tina Connolly, Nebula-nominated author of Silverblind

“A smart, fast-paced juggernaut of a read, this techno-thriller is as intelligent as it is action packed.”
Ted Kosmatka, Nebula-nominated author of The Flicker Men

“Walton’s captivating writing will draw you in, the murder mystery will keep you reading, and you’ll finish with a better understanding of quantum physics.”
William Hertling, author of the award-winning Singularity Series

“David Walton takes a huge leap of imagination and spins an engaging, sometimes dizzying, web of ‘What if?’”
Stanley Schmidt, author and long-time editor of Analog Science Fiction and Fact

“Superposition is a fine blending of high tech science fiction and the mystery novel, a concept that Isaac Asimov might have come up with were he alive today.”
Mike Resnick, Hugo Award-winning author of The Fortress in Orion and the Eli Paxton mystery series


Impressive and often brilliant
– Kirkus Reviews

A stunningly imagined adventure saga written with an assured hand.

– SFReviews

With Quintessence, David Walton proves that winning the Philip K. Dick Award was not a fluke, but a harbinger of things to come.
—Mike Resnick, Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author of the Oracle Trilogy

An utterly stunning work of imagination, a slipstream counterhistory set in a fourteenth century that is as audaciously imagined as any work of science fiction.
—Rosemary Edghill, coauthor of The Shadow of Albion


High-intensity human drama set in a thoroughly imagined and highly plausible future.
– Book Review, Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show

A very tangled human story about young love, societal biases, and the almost inevitable and doomed tide of violent men
– Darwin’s Evolutions magazine

“A fast-paced SF-thriller with a very human heart.”
– Elaine Isaak, author of The Eunuch’s Heir

“An enthralling near-future scenario where body styling has become an art form and where computer hacking has progressed in a chillingly believable direction. What I love about David’s fiction is that his characters are firmly grounded in a social context. In Terminal Mind, the family and interpersonal conflicts are just as intriguing as the threat to society, with outcomes that are just as uncertain.”
– Nancy Fulda, assistant editor of Baen’s Universe

“David Walton’s Terminal Mind is a fast-paced thriller that slices across the landscape of a darkly imagined future.”
– Judson Roberts, author of The Strongbow Saga

“If you like distinctive character voices, cool science fiction gizmos, and a dozen plot threads that weave together into a dazzling whole, you need to read Terminal Mind.”
– Mike Shultz, author of Sword of Memory

“…a gritty, fast-paced, page-turning read”
– Ian Creasey, author of Silence in Florence

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