Top Author Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/author The latest Author IAmA's collected from Reddit IAmA Supervisor at Spencer Gifts. http://www.topiama.com/r/6000/iama-supervisor-at-spencer-gifts Hi Reddit! I used to write code for an audience of machines, but then I self-published my first thriller, Daemon, which went on to become a NYT bestseller. Now I write books full-time.

Here is proof: https://twitter.com/itsDanielSuarez/status/856534367933317120

My latest sci-fi thriller, Change Agent ( http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/536914/change-agent-by-daniel-suarez/ ), explores the implications of CRISPR genetic editing technology. I'm ready to answer your questions about that or other topics.

Let's do this!

Update: I'm going to stick around to answer some of these remaining questions.

Let me say how much fun this has been, and I greatly appreciate your questions!

Update #2: Wow -- just looked up and realized the time. I have to go. But I am constantly amazed by my readers. Whenever I meet you at events, I invariably think how fortunate I am to have such a thoughtful readership. I will always endeavor to deserve you. Thank you, one and all!

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Sat, 29 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorIamA comic book writer/creator AMY CHU AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5898/iama-comic-book-writercreator-amy-chu-ama I am a federal budget analyst. My focus is macro fiscal policy, including the main drivers of spending and revenue, deficits, and debt. I am happy to talk about the Trump skinny budget, and I am happy to talk about the American Health Care Act, though I'm not a health policy expert. The opinions expressed here are my own and do not reflect those of my place of employment.

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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorHi, I'm Dan Hardy. I will be online, answering questions from 8pm GMT (12pm PT/3pm ET) http://www.topiama.com/r/5884/hi-im-dan-hardy-i-will-be-online-answering I've done this once before and had a lot of fun, and a lot has happened since then. I'm now a UFC commentator and analyst, I've moved back to the UK and am helping promote the sport in Europe, and I have my first book coming out!

'Part Reptile' will be released on March 23rd, and is available for pre-order now. It's autobiographical and follows my career in mixed martial arts from my very first Taekwondo class at six years old, to where I am right now.

I'm happy to answer any questions on any subject, from the McGregor / Mayweather drama to the psychedelic experience, and beyond!

I am looking forward to hearing from you all. http://imgur.com/a/KoIp9

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Sat, 11 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorI am Dr Jamie Samson, author of A Brief Guide to Thinking Like a Scientist. Ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5854/i-am-dr-jamie-samson-author-of-a-brief-guide-to Hi everyone, Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates) and Kerry Ehrin (co-executive producer and creator) from Bates Motel here! Everyone has questions or needs advice from Mother, so we’re here to give it. Check into the final season of Bates Motel Mondays at 10/9c on A&E!

Proof: https://twitter.com/InsideBates/status/834484102753562624

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Tue, 28 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorHi, I'm Gary Taubes, science journalist and author of "The Case Against Sugar." Ask me anything, Reddit! http://www.topiama.com/r/5846/hi-im-gary-taubes-science-journalist-and-author My latest book, The Case Against Sugar, argues that sugar is the new tobacco: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick. Ask me anything about sugar and its effects on our health, diet, American’s history with sugar, and our addiction to sweets.

Proof: https://twitter.com/garytaubes/status/834838457524514816

Ok. Signing off. Thanks for all your comments and kind words.

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorHappy World Pangolin Day! We are Louise Fletcher, pangolin researcher, and Jason Derry, professor of science communication, here to chat about the world's most trafficked animal. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5837/happy-world-pangolin-day-we-are-louise-fletcher In the mid nineties, I was the world's most wanted hacker for hacking into 40 major corporations just for the challenge. I'm now an author and security consultant to Fortune 500 and governments worldwide, performing penetration testing services for the world’s largest companies. I am also the Chief Hacking Officer for KnowBe4, a company that develops software to train employees to make smarter security decisions. Ask me anything.

https://twitter.com/kevinmitnick/status/828008793145430016

Ok, it's time for me go. Thank you very much for participating in my first AMA. A final answer is to what I've been up to recently besides hacking and speaking. My 4th book, The Art of Invisibility, was released 2 days ago. This book is targeted to the everyday person that wants to protect their privacy or even get off the grid entirely. It's too bad the "fugitives" on Hunted didn't get a chance to read this first. In addition I've very excited to be involved with growing KnowBe4 to over 200 employees in the past 4.5 years. It's our job is to stop the former Kevin Mitnicks of the world. It's too bad John Podesta didn't take the training as he might not have clicked on that email.

My speaking schedule is posted on my website, stop by and I'll get you one of my famous business card for free.

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Sat, 18 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
I’m Tim Walker, a multi-instrumentalist who wrote, recorded, mixed, and released a song a day for an entire year (365 Songs in 365 Days). Ask me anything… http://www.topiama.com/r/5826/im-tim-walker-a-multiinstrumentalist-who-wrote Hi, Tim Walker here. In 2007 I wrote, recorded, mixed, and released 365 Songs in 365 Days. As a result of this project, I was in Guitar Player magazine (Feb. 2009 issue), and received local press as well. I tried to make the best music I could, not relying on novelty songs. The entire output, along with other songs from my career, can be heard here: www.timcwalker.com. Thanks in advance for participating.

My Proof: www.timcwalker.com

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorHi! I am James SA Corey, author of the Expanse and pen name of Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/5770/hi-i-am-james-sa-corey-author-of-the-expanse-and UPDATE: Thanks for your questions; this was fun, but we need to get back to work. As a reminder, season 2 of The Expanse premieres Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 10/9c on Syfy. And if you missed season 1, you can stream it on Amazon. http://syfy.tv/2jhib5J

Thanks for reading and watching!

We're Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, and we write the NYT bestselling Expanse series that begins with Hugo-nominated novel Leviathan Wakes. We are also supervising producers on the Syfy series based on the books, whose second season premieres this Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 10/9c.

Proof photo: https://twitter.com/JamesSACorey/status/824661147596886017

Ask us anything.

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Thu, 26 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorI’m Isaac Morehouse, author, speaker, educational choice advocate, and founder of Praxis--a professional bootcamp and startup apprenticeship program that teaches real job skills in 9 months at zero net cost. Ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5767/im-isaac-morehouse-author-speaker-educational I'm Kate and my husband Doug and I bought a farm in the Kona Coffee belt in Feb. 2013. We planted our 8 acre coffee orchard and have now been farming coffee for 4 years. We originally are from Chicago where I was a lawyer and he was a proprietary futures trader.

My farm is Sunshower Farms and our website is www.SunshowerCoffee.com.

*My Proof *

Edit - In response to requests for a coupon code you can use the code "reddit" to take 15% off your order and "ship100" for free shipping if you spend over $100.

Edit - okay this has been really fun but I need to detach from my phone/laptop for a bit. If you have more questions just add them and I will try to get to every question in the next couple days. I will also keep the coupon code up until 1/31 at 11:59PM HST.

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Tue, 24 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorIamA Biochemist and author of The Secret Life of Fat, an exploration of your body's least understood organ. Ask me anything about fat or your favorite diet! http://www.topiama.com/r/5764/iama-biochemist-and-author-of-the-secret-life-of We are three VO Actors:

Ashly Burch: Hey Ash Whatcha Playin?, Tiny Tina - Borderlands 2, Chloe Price - Life is Strange

TJ Storm: (our mocap guru) Colossus - Deadpool, Godzilla - Godzilla, Avatar, Decimus - Halo

Steve Blum: Wolverine, Lex Luthor - Infinite Crisis, Tank Dempsey - COD, Bob - Toonami, World Record for performing in the most number of video games

We're still striking, we're still here and we still believe that Game Performance Matters!

SAG AFTRA has put out three contracts: experimental, indie and AAA, that have now been signed by over a dozen game companies. We still want to create dialogue with the companies that refuse to negotiate. We had an original AMA, but there were still a lot of questions we didn't get to. We're here to talk about our stike, and anything else you guys think up.

ASK US ANYTHING

Proof:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GamePerfMatters/status/823988046617948160

Game Performance Matters Website

Corporate greed has put the brakes on some of your favorite games, hurting everybody on the team, help us tell them that performance matters to you!

EDIT: Since we're getting some questions that we responded to in the first AMA, there's a FAQ here as well: http://www.gameperformancematters.com/faq

EDIT 2: Everyone has to run to auditions, but we will be back with more VA and Mocap performers soon. We'll also check in through the next couple days to make sure we respond to the top voted questions. Please make sure you check out our FAQ at: http://www.gameperformancematters.com/faq

EDIT 3: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

thanks to /u/maddking as our moderator

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorIam Brian Jay Jones, Biographer of GEORGE LUCAS. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5690/iam-brian-jay-jones-biographer-of-george-lucas-ama I had adenocarcinoma in my lacrimal gland and I chose the best option for seeing my young children grow up. I have adapted well and I am using this rubbish year to start an eyepatch business to help others feel confident after surgery or injury.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/people/blingkofaneye?ref=hdr_user_menu

www.facebook.com/blingkofaneye

Post surgery, orbital exenteration

[Edit] Thank you to everyone for the wonderful comments, hilarious jokes and brilliant ideas. I can't believe how much interest this received and thank you for the gold kind stranger. I've added the example prosthetic I was shown, mine will look younger and be matched to my skin tones, eye colour etc.

example prosthetic, mine shouldn't look 80 hopefully!

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Tue, 20 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorI am Tim Ferriss, host of “The Tim Ferriss Show” and author of “Tools of Titans”. AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/5658/i-am-tim-ferriss-host-of-the-tim-ferriss-show-and My short bio: Dr. Cindy Fast holds a Ph.D. and Master’s degree in Psychology specialising in Learning and Behaviour and Behavioural Neuroscience from UCLA. Cindy has more than ten years of experience conducting behavioural research with a variety of species including rats, mice, pigeons, hermit crabs, and horses.

In September Cindy moved from the US to take on her new role at APOPO. Dr. Fast plans to use her knowledge and expertise to optimize training and performance of the HeroRATs.

My Proof: Dr. Cindy Fast with Jones the HeroRAT.

About APOPO: APOPO is a non-profit that trains rats to save lives. Based in Tanzania, the organisation has pioneered the development of scent detection rats, nicknamed HeroRATs.

APOPO's landmine detection rats have helped sniff out more than 100,000 mines helping to free nearly one million people from the threat of explosives.

APOPO's tuberculosis detection rats have safely sniffed more than 350,000 sputum samples identifying 10,000 additional cases of TB that were missed by clinics.

APOPO website - https://www.apopo.org/en/

Adopt or gift a HeroRAT - https://support.apopo.org/en/adopt

Donate - https://support.apopo.org/en/donate

Dr. Fast will begin answering questions at 12pm EST.

EDIT - It's late night in Tanzania and Dr Fast has had to retire for the evening. Our Fundraising Manager, Robin Toal, will take over from here on out but will need to report back on any particularly tricky questions. Big thanks for all your questions, it's been a blast!

EDIT 2 - It's time to say goodnight (UK here). I'll pop back in the morning and will ask Dr Fast to answer a selection of the questions we didn't get to tonight. Thanks for your questions and if you're looking for a holiday gift you can't go wrong with a HeroRAT adoption.

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Thu, 08 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorWe are a Canadian couple who decided to make a comic book with no previous experience. A year later, our book is on sale now! Ask Us Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5593/we-are-a-canadian-couple-who-decided-to-make-a I'm a journalist who spent three years trying to solve a Rubik's Cube in under 20 seconds. Eleven years ago, I learned to solve the puzzle thanks to Toby Mao, who taught Will Smith for "The Pursuit of Happyness." I documented my quest in "Cracking The Cube: Going Slow to Go Fast and Other Unexpected Turns in the World of Competitive Rubik's Cube Solving," which was recently featured in the New York Post. The book touches on everything from my journey into speedcubing to the story of Erno Rubik, the reclusive Hungarian who invented the puzzle, and whom I had the pleasure to interview in person. Today I'm back in the Post's office to talk more about my love of The Cube and answer your questions.

Proof: http://imgur.com/8eZ4WEg

Update: Thanks for all your questions! I had a great time answering them! I'll get to any I didn't answer later! "CRACKING THE CUBE" is available everywhere books are sold--and I'll be doing more events in the future! Check out my website at www.ianscheffler.com if you want to learn more. I'm also active on twitter at @ian_scheffler, Instagram at @ian_scheffler and @thegentlemancuber, Facebook at @ianschefflerauthor and on YouTube!

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Fri, 11 Nov 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Author - LiveI am Dacre Stoker, great-grand nephew of Bram Stoker, expert in all things vampires and author of Dracula the Un-Dead, Ask Me Anything. http://www.topiama.com/r/5561/i-am-dacre-stoker-greatgrand-nephew-of-bram Bio:

Hello friends. I'm a 38 year old American who started meditating around age 27, became a Buddhist at age 30(in 2008), and around age 33 my practice lead me to desire to become a Buddhist Monk. It took some years to shut down my life though as I had an almost decade long career in (CPS)Child Protective Services, as well as a photography business and various debts like a car payment that I had to clear before renouncing the lay life.

I've documented my "journey into homelessness" since 2012 on youtube(www.youtube.com/studentofthepath) and via a written blog (http://jayantha.tumblr.com/studentofthepath)

I am a Bhikkhu, a fully ordained Buddhist Monk of the Theravada Tradition(found most prominently in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma,Laos). in 2014 I moved to a monastery in America and became ordained there, without any need to go overseas. I plan to stay in America and help others like me who were searching for truth to find the dhamma as I did. I also like helping spread awareness of Buddhism in the west, and I view doing things like this AMA as a way, not to convert people, but for the average American to gain a better understanding of what Buddhism, and being a Buddhist Monk, is all about. Going out in public as a bald headed man in robes always brings about a lot of questions from people who are not use to seeing such sights.

I have been active on r/buddhism as u/jayantha-sotp for a few years, and changed my name as it was changed for my full ordination.

This is my first time attempting to post in AMA, I've tried this twice before in casual iama and was overwhelmed by the response and all the questions. As before I will do my best to take the time to answer every question thoughtfully, although I can't stay glued to the computer forever, It may take some time to respond but I'll get to each question if i can.

My Proof:

Here is a photo :

http://i.imgur.com/htkI9bc.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/K5YQXND.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/cYyl5GY.jpg

in addition to a long running youtube channel : www.youtube.com/studentofthepath

and blog : http://jayantha.tumblr.com and https://bhikkhujayasara.wordpress.com

Prevous Reddit Casual IAMAs: (first one done upon leaving to the monastery, second done upon lower ordination to Novice Monk)

https://www.reddit.com/r/casualiama/comments/2sf69m/im_a_37_year_man_who_had_and_then_gave_up/

https://www.reddit.com/r/casualiama/comments/3rctlm/im_a_37_year_old_man_who_had_then_gave_up/

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Sun, 30 Oct 2016 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorIamA Writer that turned my blog about a pronoun into a bestselling book called I Wrote This For You - AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5556/iama-writer-that-turned-my-blog-about-a-pronoun My short bio:

Amongst other things, I wrote this:

"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."

  • Not Kurt Vonnegut, despite rumors to the contrary (I did get into a fight with LeAnn Rimes about it, as documented in The Daily Mail and elsewhere).

My name is Iain Sinclair Thomas. In 2007 I started a blog anonymously under the pseudonym, pleasefindthis, with a friend of mine named Jon. Wherever Jon is in the world, he sends me a photograph and I write a short piece of prose and/or poetry around it. In 2011, we got a book deal and thanks to the support of our readers, the book has gone on to become incredibly successful.

I've written a whole bunch of other books since then including a book created using the list of words the NSA tracks over email, called 25 Love Poems For The NSA, a collection of short stories and prose called How To Be Happy, a science fiction novel called Intentional Dissonance, several other I Wrote This For You books, and my newest book - 300 Things I Hope, which is a collection of things I hope in the form of a book long poem.

I'll be around for the rest of the day here in Cape Town, South Africa.

[EDIT] Jon the photographer for I Wrote This For You is hanging around if you've got any questions for him.

[EDIT] It's 10pm on a Saturday night here which means because I am incredibly boring, I'm going to bed, I'll happily answer anymore questions in about 12 hours from now - Thank you everyone and go and ask your local bookstore for my new book, 300 Things I Hope, as that's how I pay the bills.

I Wrote This For You

My Proof: https://twitter.com/IWroteThisForU/status/792353771896602624

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