Martin Ott


Newest Novel Spectrum on C&R Press

What If a Wall Is Built?

A post-apocalyptic America, fueled by bigotry and the unintended consequences of technology, blooms behind a walled city in Spectrum, a literary sci-fi novel from award winning writer Martin Ott.

SPECTRUM, Sci-Fi Novel, C&R Press 

“Martin Ott’s Spectrum is a wonderfully thought out jump down a futuristic rabbit hole filled with tantalizing imagery, rich characterization, and well crafted prose. I wasn’t sure where it would all lead but trusted that in Mr. Ott’s capable hands, it would not disappoint. Hang on tight, you’re in for one hell of a ride.”

– Dani Kollin, Prometheus award winning author of The Unincorporated Man.

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Publisher Spotlight - The Normal School

Please check out California Is Sinking now online at The Normal School, a prose poem from my current poetry collection in progress. The poem is also featured in Coiled Serpent, Poets Arising from the cultural quakes and shifts of Los Angeles, Tia Chucha Press. 

My Blog - Writeliving

Writeliving, a blog for writers, has drawn 25,000+ visitors from 100+ countries, featuring tips, writing spotlights, guest posts, and interviews with authors such as George Saunders, Ellen Bass, Robert Pinsky, Pam Houston, Campbell McGrath, Richard Garcia, C.Dale Young, Jane Smiley, Edward Hirsch, Garrett Hongo, Marge Piercy, and Stephen Dobyns. 

About the Author

A veteran and longtime resident of Los Angeles, Martin Ott is the author of seven books of poetry and fiction, including Underdays, Sandeen Prize Winner, University of Notre Dame Press and Spectrum, C&R Press. His work has appeared in fifteen anthologies and more than two hundred magazines, including The Harvard Review, The North American Review, and Prairie Schooner.