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Wil McCarthy


(William Terence McCarthy)
Australia (b.1966)

Wil McCarthy is a novelist, the science columnist for the SciFi channel, and the Chief Technology Officer for Galileo Shipyards, an aero space research corporation. Hacking Matter is an expansion of an article that appeared in Wired in October 2001. He lives in Lakewood, Colorado.
 

Genres: Science Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
February 2024

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Beggar's Sky
(Rich Man's Sky, book 3)
Series
Aggressor Six
   1. Aggressor Six (1994)
   2. Flies from the Amber (1995)
   3. The Fall of Sirius (1996)
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Queendom of Sol
   1. The Collapsium (2000)
   2. The Wellstone (2003)
   3. Lost in Transmission (2004)
   4. To Crush the Moon (2005)
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Rich Man's Sky
   1. Rich Man's Sky (2021)
   2. Poor Man's Sky (2023)
   3. Beggar's Sky (2024)
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Novels
   Murder in the Solid State (1996)
   Bloom (1998)
   Antediluvian (2019)
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Anthologies edited
   Once upon a Galaxy (2002)
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Non fiction show
 
Wil McCarthy recommends
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The Extractionist (2022)
Kimberly Unger
"Kimberly Unger reimagines cyberpunk from the ground up to deliver a smart, fully immersive thriller."
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Pit Planet (2003)
David Dvorkin
"David Dvorkin reminds us that human nature will follow us into the future. A compelling exploration of the causes and consequences of monopoly."
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The Risen Empire (2003)
(Succession, book 1)
Scott Westerfeld
"In Westerfeld's hands, science fiction's cutting edge is wielded with both the precision of a surgeon's scalpel and the wild abandon of a machete."

Books containing stories by Wil McCarthy
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The Year's Top Short SF Novels 7 (2018)
(Year's Top Short SF Novels, book 7)
edited by
Allan Kaster

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Awards
2022 Prometheus Award : Rich Man's Sky

Award nominations
2006 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : To Crush the Moon
2006 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : To Crush the Moon
2005 Philip K Dick Award (nominee) : To Crush the Moon
2005 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : To Crush the Moon
2005 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Lost in Transmission
2001 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Collapsium
2001 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Collapsium
1999 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Bloom
1995 Locus Award for Best First Novel (nominee) : Aggressor Six


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