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Paul Cornell

UK flag (b.1967)

aka Maria Palmer

Paul Cornell is a British writer of science fiction and fantasy prose, comics and television. He's been Hugo Award-nominated for all three media, and has won the BSFA Award for his short fiction, and the Eagle Award for his comics. He's the writer of Saucer Country for Vertigo, Demon Knights for DC, and has written for the Doctor Who TV series.

Genres: Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Horror
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