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WILLY YONKERS

Puzzles, games, toys, and imaginative new worlds.

Hello internets! I’m a designer and writer with bold and unique visions of the future. I’m delighted by the positive responses my work has received, and I want to foster that connection with a wider audience. I’m looking forward to sharing my future stories as they come to fruition, but in the meantime, check out some of my featured publications and more personal blog posts below.

 

ABOUT ME

I am an industrial designer, inventor, and writer - a long time fan of science fiction, horror movies, and Japanese anime. A few years back, I published a novelty puzzle book with Quirk Books titled:

Tic-Tac-Tome - an automatic tic-tac-toe playing book         

Storytelling and the creation of unique worlds has always been a passion of mine. I was one of the core members of the in-house design team at ThinkGeek during the height of their influence in the pop culture world.

Read on to learn more about my work and feel free to contact me.

I’d love to hear from you.

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SHIFTER book cover

SHIFTER

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My self-published debut sci-fi novel. Available now!

In the bleak alternate near future New York of 2025, Ellen, an over-educated, under employed delivery girl gets pulled into the mob controlled underworld of illicit SHIFT racing in the twisted maze of subway tunnels beneath the city.

 

Economic and environmental decline has intensified and the gap between rich and poor has become an untenable powder-keg. An impulsive act against the corrupt protectionist thugs on her street begins her journey towards understanding the nature of her city and its true masters.

 

Sordid teen years spent joyriding in stolen cars are now an advantage as she enters a racing league where dangerous underworld factions recreate the bloody Circus Maximus using high-tech miniaturized aircraft in the subway tunnels beneath the city. In these tight confines and absurd speeds crashing is just a matter of time, but the miraculous SHIFT technology repurposed from military stealth aircraft can land you on the right side of the razor's edge between life and death.

 
 

"I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center."

- Kurt Vonnegut

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