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
Stories of Hope and Wonder (2020) (with Stephen Baxter, Chris Beckett, Eric Brown, Ramsey Campbell, Paul Cornell, Gary Gibson, Lesley Glaister, Peter F Hamilton, Frances Hardinge, Tim Lebbon, Alison Littlewood, Ken MacLeod, George Mann, Tim Pears, Adam Roberts, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Tade Thompson, Lavie Tidhar, Lisa Tuttle and Ian Whates)
M R Carey recommends
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August (2014)
"An astonishing re-invention of the time-travel narrative. Bold, magical and masterful."
The Last Days of Jack Sparks (2016)
"Wow. Seriously hard to pit down...chilling and utterly immersive."
The Stolen Child (2017)
"Some books set up house inside your soul. The Stolen Child is one such book. Utterly magnificent."
(Wormwood Trilogy, book 1)
"Mesmerising. There are echoes of Neuromancer and Arrival in here, but this astonishing debut is beholden to no-one."
(Ben Walker, book 1)
"Golden gives a face and a name to the darkness inside us. A compelling read!"
(Rotherweird, book 1)
"Baroque, Byzantine and beautiful - not to mention bold. An enthralling puzzle picture of a book."
Cadaver & Queen (2018)
(Cadaver & Queen, book 1)
"A dark, thrilling and ingenious riff on the Frankenstein legend."
White Rabbit, Red Wolf (2018)
"Dazzling. It's as though Escher and Schroedinger had collaborated on a thriller."
Last Ones Left Alive (2019)
"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."
"Hardinge creates an entire world and furnishes it with wonders. Pure magic."
By Force Alone (2020)
"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."
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