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Grant, Michael

Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

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Pseudonym of US author Michael Reynolds (1954-    ), married to K A Applegate, with whom he has collaborated uncredited on titles in her Animorphs sequence (see her entry for details). Of sf interest is his Gone sequence of Near Future Young Adult tales, set in a shattered Dystopian America, and comprising Gone (2008), Hunger (2009), Lies (2010), Plague (2011) and Fear (2012). An inexplicable Disaster has afflicted the land – a "vanishing" of all adults – leaving those young enough to have survived face to face with a wide range of challenges, which are handled with mixed results. Some survivors develop Psi Powers; at least one becomes a Hero; most are restricted to a giant Keep; many are afflicted with a disease known as the Gaiaphage. A second series, the Magnificent 12, begins with The Call (2010) and The Trap (2011); it is fantasy. BZRK (2012) – the title, pronounced berserk, is the name of a group of teenage Computer hackers – is a Near Future Young Adult story set in various venues, including combat in a world perceptible at the level of and through Nanotechnology. [JC]

Michael Reynolds

born Los Angeles, California: 26 July 1954




  • Gone (New York: HarperTeens, 2008) [Gone: hb/Amber Gray]
    • Gone (New York: HarperCollins Tegen Books, 2013) [rev of the above: Gone: hb/Amber Gray]
  • Hunger (New York: HarperTeens, 2009) [Gone: hb/Amber Gray]
  • Lies (New York: HarperTeens, 2010) [Gone: hb/]
  • Plague (New York: HarperTeens, 2011) [Gone: hb/]
  • Fear (New York: HarperTeens, 2012) [Gone: hb/]
  • Light (New York: Egmont, 2012) [Gone: hb/]
  • Monster (New York: HarperCollins Tegen Books, 2017) [Gone: hb/Matthew Griffin]
  • Villain (New York: HarperCollins Tegen Books, 2018) [Gone: hb/Matthew Griffin]
  • Hero (New York: HarperCollins Tegen Books, 2019) [Gone: hb/Matthew Griffin]

The Magnificent 12

  • The Call (New York: HarperCollins, 2010) [The Magnificent 12: hb/]
  • The Trap (New York: HarperCollins, 2011) [The Magnificent 12: hb/]
  • The Key (New York: HarperCollins Tegen Books, 2012) [The Magnificent 12: hb/]
  • The Power (New York: HarperCollins Tegen Books, 2013) [The Magnificent 12: hb/]


  • BZRK (London: Electric Monkey, 2012) [BZRK: hb/]
  • BZRK: Reloaded (London: Electric Monkey, 2012) [BZRK: hb/]
  • BZRK: Apocalypse (London: Electric Monkey, 2012) [BZRK: hb/]

Messenger of Fear

Front Lines

  • Front Lines (London: Electric Monkey, 2016) [Front Lines: pb/Lawrence Szabo]
  • Silver Stars (London: Electric Monkey, 2017) [Front Lines: pb/Levante Szabo]
  • Purple Hearts (London: Electric Monkey, 2018) [Front Lines: pb/Levante Szabo]

individual titles

  • Eve & Adam (London: Electric Monkey, 2012) with K A Applegate, as by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate [hb/]


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