16 Extraordinary Tales of Scientific Romance
Jim Mortimore, Jonathan Green, Palmer, Paul Magrs, Kim Lakin-Smith, Roland Moore, Alison Littlewood, Simon Bucher-Jones, Juliet E. McKenna, Rachel E. Pollock, Cavan Scott, Alan K Baker, Brian Herbert, Bruce Taylor, and Adam Roberts and edited by Scott Harrison
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Publication: November 1, 2012 •
Adam Roberts was born two thirds of the way through the last century in London, and still lives there, or thereabouts. He is the author of a number of SF novels and stories, some of them pseudo-Victorian in style, and is also Professor of Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture at Royal Holloway, University of London. His most recent novel is called Jack Glass (Gollancz 2012).
Alan K Baker was born in Birmingham in 1964. He has published a number of non-fiction books on the paranormal and popular history, which have been translated into seven languages.
Alison Littlewood is a writer of dark fantasy and horror fiction. Her first novel, A Cold Season, was published by Jo Fletcher Books in January 2012. Her short stories have appeared in magazines including Black Static, Crimewave and Not One Of Us, as well as the British Fantasy Society Dark Horizons. She also contributed to the charity anthology Never Again as well as Read by Dawn Vol 3, Midnight Lullabies and Festive Fear 2. Her life writing has appeared in The Guardian. Visit her at www.alisonlittlewood.co.uk.
Brian Herbert is the New York Times bestselling author of nearly 30 books, including Man of Two Worlds with his father Frank Herbert, and the ongoing Dune saga novels, including House Atreides and The Butlerian Jihad, which he co-writes with Kevin J. Anderson. In 2003 he wrote the official biography of his father titled Dreamer of Dune and is currently writing a new science fiction trilogy with regular collaborator Kevin J. Anderson called the Hellhole series.
Bruce Taylor, aka. "Mr. Magic Realism", writes magic realism. He has nine books published. A collection ("Alembical") with his novella, "Thirteen Miles to Paradise", received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. "Kafka's Uncle and other Strange Tales" was nominated for the &NOW Award for Innovative Writing (SUNY, NY). Other titles are, "Edward: Dancing on the Edge of Infinity", "Magic of Wild Places" and (with Brian Herbert) "Stormworld". With Elton Elliott, he co-edited "Like Water for Quarks", an anthology about the blending of magic realism and science fiction. Living in Seattle, he has a smashing view of Mt. Rainier. His website is: www.brucebtaylor.com.
Cavan Scott has written audio dramas, books, short stories and comics for such popular series as Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Highlander, Power Rangers and Judge Dredd. His latest novel -- Blake's 7: The Forgotten, co-written with Mark Wright -- was published in 2012 by Big Finish. He is also the author of a number of non-fiction titles including Planet Dinosaur.
Jim Mortimore's 2009 short story The Sun in the Bone House was submitted for the Nebula Award. His work -- including Dr Who, Cracker, Babylon 5, Farscape, The Tomorrow People and Bernice Summerfield together with his first original novel Skaldenland (Obverse Books 2011) -- is available on Amazon or Lulu, or direct from email@example.com, where he'll happily barter books for cash, lego or vintage synthesizers.
Jonathan Green is a writer of speculative fiction, with more than sixty books to his name. Well known for his contributions to the Fighting Fantasy range of adventure gamebooks, he has also written fiction for such diverse properties as Doctor Who, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000, Sonic the Hedgehog, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Moshi Monsters, LEGO and Judge Dredd. He is the creator of the Pax Britannia series for Abaddon Books and has written eight novels set within this steampunk universe, featuring the debonair dandy adventurer Ulysses Quicksilver. He is also the author of an increasing number of non-fiction titles, including the award-winning YOU ARE THE HERO – A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks. He has recently taken to editing and compiling short story anthologies, including the critically-acclaimed GAME OVER and SHARKPUNK, published by Snowbooks. To find out more about his current projects visit www.JonathanGreenAuthor.com and follow him on Twitter @jonathangreen.
Juliet E McKenna has always been fascinated by myth and history, other worlds and other peoples. After studying Classics at Oxford she worked in personnel management before combining motherhood with book-selling. Since her debut novel, The Thief's Gamble, was published in 1999, she has written a dozen epic fantasy novels, most recently The Chronicles of the Lescari Revolution, plus assorted and diverse shorter fiction. She reviews for web and print magazines, teaches creative writing and fits all this around her husband and teenage sons. Living in West Oxfordshire, she's currently working on a new fantasy trilogy, The Hadrumal Crisis.
Kim Lakin-Smith is the author of Tourniquet; Tales from the Renegade City (Immanion Press: 2007), Cyber Circus (Newcon Press: 2011) and the YA novella Queen Rat (Murky Depths, 2012). Her dark fantasy and science fiction short stories have appeared in various magazines and anthologies including Black Static, Interzone, Celebration, Myth-Understandings, Further Conflicts, Pandemonium: Stories of the Apocalypse, Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories By Women, and others, with 'Johnny and Emmie-Lou Get Married' shortlisted for the BSFA short story award 2009.
Kim has a background in performance and is a regular guest speaker at writing workshops and conventions.
Philip Palmer is the author of five 'new pulp' science fiction novels published by Orbit books: Debatable Space, Red Claw, Version 43, Hell Ship and Artemis. He is also an experienced screenwriter and radio dramatist, and his previous work ranges from historical (The King's Coiner) to contemporary political (Breaking Point, Blame, Red and Blue) to epic literary fantasy (his adaptation of Spenser's The Faerie Queene). For TV he's written the single film The Many Lives of Albert Walker, as well as TV series episodes of Rebus, Heartbeat and The Bill. His movie credits include Arritmia.
Paul Magrs lives and writes in Manchester. He has published a number of novels in a variety of genres over the years, including books about Iris Wildthyme and the six volume ‘Brenda and Effie’ series of mysteries, which is about the Bride of Frankenstein running a B&B in Whitby. He has also written fiction for young adults, including ‘Strange Boy’ and ‘Exchange.’ Over the years he has contributed many times to the Doctor Who books and audio series. He has taught Creative Writing at both the University of East Anglia and Manchester Metropolitan University, and now writes full time.
His blog is at: http://www.lifeonmagrs.blogspot.co.uk/ and he can be found on Twitter and Facebook.
Rachel E. Pollock is a professor of Costume for Dramatic Art at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her creative writing has appeared in the Harvard Summer Review, Southern Arts Journal, and Mason's Road, as well as the anthologies Steampunk, Confessions: Fact or Fiction?, and Knoxville Bound. She is also the sole author of the professional weblog, La Bricoleuse: Costume Craft Artisanship (http://labricoleuse.livejournal.com/).
Roland Moore has written for film, TV, stage and radio. His credits include the 1950s set science fiction film, The Survivor (winner of the Redemptive Storyteller Award), creating and writing the award-winning BBC1 returning period drama series Land Girls, and a new full-cast adaptation of The Mezzotint (by MR James). He won the London Writers' Award for his comedy drama Spring Chickens. His other TV work includes writing for medical dramas, children's shows and several high-profile sketch shows on British television.
Scott Harrison is a scriptwriter and novelist whose stage plays have been produced in both the US and UK. He has written audio plays for a number of Big Finish ranges, including The Confessions of Dorian Gray and Blake’s 7: The Liberator Chronicles, and his novel Archangel is the second book to be published in their new Blake’s 7 novel range. His comic book scripts and short stories have appeared in a variety of anthologies, including Into The Woods: A Fairytale Anthology and Faction Paradox: A Romance in Twelve Parts. As editor he has worked on a charity eBook anthology for Great Ormond Street Hospital and is range editor for the Modern Masters Of Audio series. He lives on the edge of werewolf country with his wife and a stack of books he will never get around to reading.
Simon Bucher-Jones was born in Liverpool in 1964. He wrote two novels for Virgin's Doctor Who range (one, with typical good timing after they lost the right to use the Doctor). He followed this up with two co-written novels for the BBC line, and a number of short stories. He's also written well received Cthulhu mythos horror stories, a book of self-published poetry, and once a year appears in Panto for charity. He's presently working on a novel with Jon Dennis for Obverse book's revival of Faction Paradox. He can be seen on Twitter making bad puns as @Bucherjones.
Format: Trade paperback
Size: ↑ 129 mm
Publication: November 1, 2012
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