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J P Smythe


(James P Smythe)
UK flag (1980 - )

James Smythe was born in London and now lives in West Sussex. Since receiving a PhD from Cardiff University, he has worked as both a Creative Writing teacher and as a writer/narrative designer of video games.

His debut novel, HEREDITATION, was published as part of Parthian's Bright Young Things series in 2009. His next book, THE TESTIMONY, a novel about the voice of God, terrorism and the apocalypse, was published in April 2012 by HarperCollins (Blue Door). In December 2012, HarperCollins (Voyager) published THE EXPLORER, a science fiction novel in the vein of 2001 and Solaris.
 
Series
Anomaly Quartet
1. The Explorer (2012)
2. The Echo (2014)
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Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2014) : The Machine
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2016) : Way Down Dark


J P Smythe recommends
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Control (2013)
(Shift, book 2)
Kim Curran
"Exciting, funny, clever, scary, captivating, and really, really awesome."
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The Deadlands (2015)
Benjamin Percy
"Brooding, dark and brilliant."
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After the Fire (2017)
Will Hill
"One of the most brilliantly realized characters in contemporary YA."

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