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Gareth L Powell

UK flag (b.1970)

Gareth L. Powell is a science fiction author from the UK. His alternate history thriller, Ack-Ack Macaque won the 2013 BSFA Award for Best Novel, spawned two sequels, and was shortlisted in the Best Translated Novel category for the 2016 Seiun Awards in Japan. His short fiction has appeared in a host of magazines and anthologies, including Interzone, Solaris Rising 3, and The Year’s Best Science Fiction, and his story ‘Ride The Blue Horse’ made the shortlist for the 2015 BSFA Award.

He lives near Bristol with his wife and two children.

Genres: Science Fiction, Horror

Non fiction
British Science Fiction Association Best Book winner (2013) : Ack-ack Macaque
British Science Fiction Association Best Book winner (2018) : Embers of War
British Science Fiction Association Best Book nominee (2019) : Fleet of Knives

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"An amazing debut. Intriguing, disorientating."
Planetfall (2015)
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"Filled with wonders, revelations, and edge-of-the-seat suspense, Planetfall is a fascinating, heartbreaking exploration of love and loneliness set against an awe-inspiring backdrop. An instant classic of the genre."
Sparrow Falling (2016)
(Sparrow , book 2)
Gaie Sebold
"Fresh, entertaining fantasy from an exciting author."
Everything About You (2018)
Heather Child
"A compelling, terrifying and stunningly assured debut."
The Wolf (2018)
(Under The Northern Sky, book 1)
Leo Carew
"As bleak and brutal as the northern snows, a new voice in epic fantasy."
Adrift (2018)
(Adrift , book 1)
Rob Boffard
"An edge-of-the-seat epic of survival and adventure in deep space."
The Synapse Sequence (2018)
Daniel Godfrey
"Daniel Godfrey continues to impress. A distinctive new voice in SF."
Hellcorp (2018)
(Hellcorp, book 1)
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"A writer to watch."
Rejoice (2018)
Steven Erikson
"A stunning novel of first contact and humanity's place in the world."
Rise (2019)
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"A searing portrayal of redemption and compassion in the face of prejudice and brutality. Kim Lakin-Smith is one hell of a dream fine writer."
A Pale Light in the Black (2020)
(NeoG, book 1)
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"Great characters and white knuckle tension. Recommended."
Seven Devils (2020)
(Seven Devils , book 1)
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"A thrilling ride from two of the most exciting authors in the genre."
Nophek Gloss (2020)
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Ten Low (2021)
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"Stark Holborn continues to impress. Great characters and a blistering pace."
Rosebud (2022)
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"Cutting-edge science fiction from a writer at the very top of their game."
Full Immersion (2022)
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"A brave, timely and important book."

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