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The Last Reef

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What do you try to save when your world falls apart? Gareth L. Powell's first collection of short fiction features a motley collection of archaeologists, hackers and ex-cops struggling to answer that very question. As their lives implode around them, will they use the moment to save their own skins, or to find a way to make up for past misdeeds? With settings ranging from the dead sands of Mars to the seedy backstreets of Amsterdam and Buenos Aires, these fifteen action-packed tales explore mind-bending science fictional ideas through the eyes of unforgettable and all-too-human characters.

GARETH L. POWELL. Born and brought up in the West of England, Gareth L. Powell studied Humanities and Creative Writing at the University of Glamorgan. He has since given guest lectures on creative writing at Bath Spa University, and has written a series of non-fiction articles on science fiction for The Irish Times. He is the author of the novels The Recollection and Silversands, both of which were favourably reviewed in The Guardian, and the short story collection The Last Reef, which was described by Morpheus Tales as "One of the finest collections of SF short stories I have had the privilege of reading" Gareth lives near Bristol with his family, and can be found online at

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July 2008 : UK Paperback

Title: The Last Reef
Author(s): Gareth L Powell
ISBN: 0-9553181-7-3 / 978-0-9553181-7-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Elastic Press
Availability: Amazon UK