Adam Wasserman


Born in 1973 in Rhode Island, Adam Wasserman studied computer science at the Johns Hopkins University. However, writing remains his passion. Most of his work is composed during the winter months in Amsterdam. In the summer, he returns to Rhode Island to swim at the beach and sell his books at farmers' markets and large conventions such as ComiCon. He gets a great deal of enjoyment engaging directly with readers.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up during the 1980's in suburban Rhode Island in a well-to-do Jewish family. My parents meant well, of course, but I couldn't stand the stilted, middle-class stranglehold over our lives. As Billy Connolly once observed, the poor and the rich have the luxury of being themselves, but it's the middle-class that has wholeheartedly embraced empty consumerism.

So my early writing is marked by anger and resentment against this way of life. Later on, the rebellion faded somewhat from my writing, as that battle in my personal life had been won. But there are still strong themes of power in my work. Whether it comes from those days I can't say.
Who are your favorite authors?
John Irving, Philip K Dick, Douglas Adams, Marcus Aurelius. My favorite novel is The World According to Garp.
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Today's Edition
Series: The Bunker. Price: Free! Words: 38,180. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Today's Edition does not exist. It has never existed. Rumors of a popular e-zine created by the Human Resources conglomerate and then spun off to the private sector for an outrageous amount of money are entirely false and should not be trusted. Likewise, no weekly publication in the Bunker was ever hijacked by traitors - repeatedly - as an instrument to achieve their own nefarious ends.
Your Call Is Important To Us
Series: The Bunker, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,730. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Barney Max is a trustworthy citizen with an impeccable record of achievement. But one daystretch on his way to Mars for an interplanetary conference, he finds himself added to the Thousand Most Wanted List. Deprived of his daily comforts, he is forced to confront a reality he has struggled his whole life to deny. The second in the Bunker series of sci-fi adventure novels.
Thank You For Your Cooperation
Series: The Bunker, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,230. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
As far back as he can remember, Terry Renfield has been digging up uranium ore in the mines and getting into the occasional drunken brawl. Until one daystretch on the Loyalty Stretch, he and the rest of the Bunker see someone who looks eerily like himself commit a heinous act of treason. The first in the Bunker series of sci-fi adventure novels.
Ms. Wellington's Oak Tree
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,240. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
The death of the gods; life in a conservative, American family; the Earth in an age when corporations have taken over; a stoner coming back from yet another trip to Amsterdam; a rebellious youth traveling through Italy during the Renaissance; likely love in an unlikely setting; psychotic daydreams; a fat man stuck in his neighbor's window; and the dark side of living in a Freemocracy.
The Grey Life
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 128,650. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Literature » Biographical
David Berkowitz attends the Johns Hopkins University in 1991 where he gets mixed up in drugs and insanity. Combined with a violent home life, David can't quite cope with his experiences. Later on, as the world crumbles around him, he remains curiously unaffected. For he is still held in thrall by the events that occurred in that short time - and the girl he loved and lost.
The Politics of Consumption
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,910. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Business, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Imagine a world where the outcome of political debate is arranged beforehand. Imagine a world where we are too busy working to care. Imagine a world where we get to feel good about ourselves. A farcical depiction of the struggles between the world's power brokers: the Holy Man and the Politician, and later on the Capitalist and Communist as well. They must eventually come to an end...
Bringing Down the House
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,920. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2010. Categories: Screenplays » Comedy, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The mayor against a bunch of squatters! They are planning to make a big bust and run, but he's on to them. Or is he? Meet the squatters: Clemens, Paz, Ivo, and Emile. They smoke too much and watch too much TV. Meet the city's eccentric mayor, Vladimir. He's convinced they are his ticket to promotion, and it's up to his lackey, Cramer, to try and convince him otherwise. Enjoy the play!
Gyges the Terrible
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 161,570. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
What would you be like if you could do anything you wanted and feared no punishment?

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