"Matt Forbeck does near-future so well, I think he's been there. Actually, I think he designed it. Then he kicked its ass."
- Dan Abnett
“a light-hearted, enjoyable fantasy”
- Dark Animus, reviewing Dead Ball
“non-stop action, adventure, humor, and blood… Even during the darkest parts of this story I kept finding myself laughing out loud”
- Huntress Reviews, reviewing Rumble in the Jungle
Matt Forbeck has worked full-time on fiction and games since 1989.
He has written novels, comic books, short stories, non-fiction (including the acclaimed Marvel Encyclopedia), magazine articles and computer game scripts. He has designed collectible card games, roleplaying games, miniatures and board games. His work has been published in at least a dozen different languages.
Matt is a proud member of the Alliterates writers group, the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, and the International Game Developers Association. He lives in Beloit, Wisconsin, USA, with his wife Ann and their children: Marty, and the quadruplets: Pat, Nick, Ken and Helen. (And there’s a whole other story.)
This did not work for me. I read the wriet up and thought it was going to be OK but the characters were so 2 dimensional TV like that I could not wait to just finish the book. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Mr. Mark A. Laborda
Perhaps because I am too much of a political animal, I find it very difficult to envisage an America that could survive an even greater divide between the haves and have nots, with... Read morePublished on 6 May 2013 by Prof TBun
I loved this - Forebeck fits in a trilogies worth of background into a lightning fast murder thriller. This reminded me of Spider Robinson's "Mindkiller", of K.W. Read morePublished on 17 Mar. 2011 by Michael Mooney
This book starts with the death of Ronan Dooley, the protagonist. Fortunately he lives in a world where the chosen few can have their memories backed up and upon their deaths they... Read morePublished on 14 Mar. 2011 by Richard Kelly
It's almost 200 years in the future and Ronan Doonan is watching a thrideo of his own murder.
Doonan is an Amortal - a clone of a secret service agent who died almost... Read more
In Matt Forbeck's futuristic thriller, death is no longer permanent. The rich and powerful now have the opportunity to download their brains into vat bred clones when they die,... Read morePublished on 1 Mar. 2011 by Book Addict
My biggest gripe about this novel is the comparison to Richard K Morgan's Altered Carbon, because that gave me expectations that this novel failed to live up to. Read morePublished on 22 Feb. 2011 by Mr. A. J. D. White
I'd given up on sci-fi for some time because the books had started to become too samey. This is a blast of fresh air. Read morePublished on 9 Feb. 2011 by Dinky
You can probably guess how thrilling my life is when you hear that on more than one occasion I have become embroiled in a heated argument over cloning in science fiction. Read morePublished on 9 Feb. 2011 by Sam Tyler