Welcome to the website of author, Gareth L. Powell.

Top Ten Artificial Intelligences

Science fiction has always been fascinated with non-human intellects, be they alien, mutant or synthetic. But the moment the robot Maria arose from her throne in Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, the […]

Interview with Peter F. Hamilton

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been invited by the BSFA to interview Peter F. Hamilton on stage at Imperial College London. This will take place between 7:00pm and 8:30pm […]

Where Do You Get Your Crazy Ideas?

It’s a question all writers get asked, but few can honestly answer. We tend to use humour to dodge the issue. For instance, science fiction author Eric Brown swears there’s a little old lady from Leeds who will, if you send her five pounds, mail you an idea by return of post. Neil Gaiman has spoken of a “little ideas shop in Bognor Regis.” And, when readers ask how I came up with the idea to write a trilogy about a Spitfire-flying, cigar-smoking monkey, I tend to jokingly place the blame on alcohol and lack of sleep.