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Simon Morden

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aka S J Morden

Dr. Simon Morden, B.Sc. (Hons., Sheffield) Ph.D (Newcastle) is a bona fide rocket scientist, having degrees in geology and planetary geophysics. Unfortunately, that sort of thing doesn't exactly prepare a person for the big wide world of work: he's been a school caretaker, admin assistant, and PA to a financial advisor. He's now employed as a part-time teaching assistant at a Gateshead primary school, which he combines with his duties as a house-husband, attempting to keep a crumbling pile of Edwardian masonry upright, wrangling his two children and providing warm places to sleep for the family cats.

As well as a writer, he's been the editor of the British Science Fiction Associations writers magazine Focus, a judge for the Arthur C Clarke awards, and is a regular speaker at the Greenbelt Arts Festival on matters of faith and fiction. In 2009, he was in the winning team for the Rolls Royce Science Prize.

Genres: Science Fiction, Horror
Series contributed to
Mohs 5.5 (with David Bruns, Peter Cawdron, Daniel Dominguez, Randall Hayes, Ralph Kern, Gerald M Kilby, A J McWain, Bill Patterson, Anton Petrov, Douglas Phillips, Paul Van Rompaye, Felix R Savage and Kalene Williams)
   2. Mars (2021)
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Simon Morden
Short stories
Bell, Book and Candle (1998)

Philip K Dick Award Best Book winner (2011) : The Petrovitch Trilogy

Simon Morden recommends
Pendragon Protocol (2014)
(Devices, book 1)
Philip Purser-Hallard
"Purser-Hallard takes urban fantasy back from fey vampires and rugged werewolves and puts it firmly back where it belongs, rooted deep in the myths and legends of cold Britain..."

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