Eliot Peper

Eliot Peper is a novelist based in Oakland, CA.

He is the author of Foundry, Reap3r, Veil, Breach, Borderless, Bandwidth, Cumulus, Neon Fever Dream, Exit Strategy, Power Play, and Version 1.0, and his books have earned praise from Seth Godin, Kim Stanley Robinson, Malka Older, Cory Doctorow, Tim O’Reilly, Amal El-Mohtar, Robin Sloan, and Ev Williams, as well as the New York Times Book Review, BBC, Popular Science, Businessweek, San Francisco Magazine, Every, Newsweek, io9, Boing Boing, Publisher’s Weekly, Polygon, and Ars Technica.

His writing has appeared in the Verge, Tor.com, Harvard Business Review, the Boston Globe, OneZero, NEO.LIFE, TechCrunch, GEN, Terraform, Future, Techdirt, Anthropocene Magazine, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, and he has given talks at Google, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Niantic, Qualcomm, Future in Review, Comic Con, Interintellect, SXSW, and the Conference on World Affairs.

Eliot also works on special projects helping founders clarify purpose, define strategy, and tell stories that connect and empower those they seek to serve. He is the co-creator of the award-winning True Blue website as well as the critically acclaimed game Machine Learning President, and his short story Victory Condition was adapted for the stage and sold-out its run.

As an entrepreneur-in-residence at a venture capital fund, Eliot spun new science out of universities, worked on early-stage financings, and provided drop-in operational support for portfolio companies. He pursued graduate studies in international affairs, translated Virgil’s Aeneid from the original Latin, survived dengue fever, explored the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Mustang, and cofounded a consultancy that helped climate tech firms expand into new international markets.

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Speaking, media, consulting, and rights inquiries: eliot@eliotpeper.com