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M R Carey

A pseudonym used by Mike Carey

M. R. Carey is a pen name for an established British writer.

Mike Carey got into writing through comic books, where his horror/fantasy series Lucifer garnered numerous international awards and was nominated for five Eisners. From there he moved into novels and screenplays, while still maintaining a presence in the comics world (he is currently writing two of Marvel's flagship titles, X-Men and Ultimate Fantastic Four). His movie Frost Flowers, an erotic ghost story, is currently in production with Hadaly/Bluestar Pictures. He lives in London, England, about as far as you can get from the centre of the city and still have access to the London Underground train network. His wife, Linda, writes fantasy for young readers under the pseudonym A.J. Lake. They have three children and an implausibly beautiful cat.

Genres: Science Fiction, Mystery

Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2015) : The Girl With All The Gifts
James Herbert Award for Horror Writing Best Book nominee (2015) : The Girl With All The Gifts

M R Carey recommends
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August (2014)
Claire North
"An astonishing re-invention of the time-travel narrative. Bold, magical and masterful."
The Last Days of Jack Sparks (2016)
Jason Arnopp
"Wow. Seriously hard to pit down...chilling and utterly immersive."
Angels of Music (2016)
Kim Newman
"Utterly Wonderful."
Rosewater (2016)
(Wormwood Trilogy, book 1)
Tade Thompson
"Mesmerising. There are echoes of Neuromancer and Arrival in here, but this astonishing debut is beholden to no-one."
The Stolen Child (2017)
Lisa Carey
"Some books set up house inside your soul. The Stolen Child is one such book. Utterly magnificent."
Ararat (2017)
(Ben Walker, book 1)
Christopher Golden
"Golden gives a face and a name to the darkness inside us. A compelling read!"
Rotherweird (2017)
(Rotherweird, book 1)
Andrew Caldecott
"Baroque, Byzantine and beautiful - not to mention bold. An enthralling puzzle picture of a book."
Cadaver & Queen (2018)
(Cadaver & Queen, book 1)
Alisa Kwitney
"A dark, thrilling and ingenious riff on the Frankenstein legend."
Everything About You (2018)
Heather Child
"Exquisitely plausible and insidiously chilling."
White Rabbit, Red Wolf (2018)
Tom Pollock
"Dazzling. It's as though Escher and Schroedinger had collaborated on a thriller."
Last Ones Left Alive (2019)
Sarah Davis-Goff
"Bleakly beautiful. A raw emotional depth charge of a novel."
A Boy and His Dog At the End of the World (2019)
C A Fletcher
"Epic in scope, enthralling, and full of human warmth."
Deeplight (2019)
Frances Hardinge
"Hardinge creates an entire world and furnishes it with wonders. Pure magic."
By Force Alone (2020)
(Anti-Matter of Britain Quartet, book 1)
Lavie Tidhar
"Drawing on everything from wushu movies to The Wire by way of Tarkovsky and Tarantino, By Force Alone is wild, surprising and entertaining, and a hugely immersive read."
The Seven Visitations of Sydney Burgess (2021)
Andy Marino
"Marino offers horrors both existential and visceral. From a stunning opening, the sense of dread just builds and builds."

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