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Paul McAuley


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Paul McAuley is the author of more than twenty books, including science-fiction, thriller, and crime novels, several collections of short stories, a Doctor Who novella, and an anthology of stories about popular music, which he co-edited with Kim Newman. His fiction has won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the John W. Campbell award, the Sidewise Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and the British Fantasy Award for best short story.

Before he went over to the dark side and became a full-time writer, Paul  worked as a research biologist in various universities, including Oxford and UCLA, and for six years was a lecturer in botany at St Andrews University. His chief research interest was symbioses between unicellular algae and coelenterates, including green hydra, sea anemones, and reef-forming corals. Paul is  still a huge fan of all things to do with science, and spend too much time tweeting about weird and wonderful stuff as UnlikelyWorlds; Time magazine listed him as one of their top 140 most interesting tweeters in 2013.

Paul lives in North London, and haven't yet walked down every street in the A-Z. But is trying.

Genres: Science Fiction
 
Series contributed to
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Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
Story Behind the Book (2013) (with Neal Asher, Kristijan Meic and Ivana Steiner)
     aka A Very British History
Brazil (2014)
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Anthologies containing stories by Paul McAuley
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Short stories
Negative Equity
The Quarry
Karl and the Ogre (1988)
Gene Wars (1991)
The Temptation of Dr Stein (1994)
Recording Angel (1995)
The True History of Doctor Pretorius (1995)
All Tomorrow's Parties (1997)
The Fall of the Wires (1997)
Residuals (1997) (with Kim Newman)
The Worst Place in the World (1997)
17 (1998)
The Gardens of Saturn (1998)
Sea Change, with Monsters (1998)
How We Lost the Moon. a True Story By Frank W. Allen (1999)
Naming the Dead (1999)
The Proxy (2000)


Awards
Philip K Dick Award Best Book nominee (1988) : Four Hundred Billion Stars
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (1992) : Eternal Light
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (1995) : Pasquale's Angel
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1995) : Fairyland
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book winner (1996) : Fairyland
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel winner (1997) : Fairyland
Philip K Dick Award Best Book nominee (1998) : The Invisible Country
British Science Fiction Association Best Novel nominee (2001) : The Secret of Life
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2002) : The Secret of Life
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2005) : White Devils
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2005) : White Devils
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2006) : Mind's Eye
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2009) : The Quiet War
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2010) : Gardens of the Sun
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2014) : Evening's Empires
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2017) : Into Everywhere
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2018) : Austral


Paul McAuley recommends
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And Disregards the Rest (1992)
Paul Voermans
"Powerfully strange and apocolyptic and elegiac."
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Celestial Dogs (1996)
(Marty Burns, book 1)
Jay Russell
"An acerbically funny collision between Hollywood lowlife and the gods and demons of Japanese mythology that's as stylishly gritty as Dashiell Hammett. Jay Russell is a major new talent."
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Bikini Planet (2000)
David S Garnett
"A billion monkeys working on a billion typewriters for a billion years couldn't have come up with this one."
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The Fall Of Tartarus (2004)
Eric Brown
"SF infused with a cosmopolitan and literary sensibility... accomplished and affecting."
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The Soldier (2018)
(Rise of the Jain, book 1)
Neal Asher
"Neal Asher's coruscating mix of epic space opera, weaponised Darwinism and high-stakes intrigue channels the primal flame of deep-core science fiction."

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