GARETH L. POWELL is an award-winning writer from the UK. He is the author of the novels Silversands, The Recollection, Ack-Ack Macaque, Hive Monkey and Macaque Attack, and the short fiction collection The Last Reef.
He is currently working on a new trilogy of novels for Titan Books, the first of which will be published in the UK and US in June 2017.
A second short fiction collection, The New Ships, will be published by NewCon Press in April 2017.
His alternate history thriller Ack-Ack Macaque won the 2013 BSFA (British Science Fiction Association) Award for Best Novel, and was shortlisted in the best translated novel category for the 2016 Seiun Awards in Japan.
Gareth’s 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.
The Guardian says, “Powell draws his characters with fine brushstrokes.” SF Book Reviews places him, “at the forefront of science fiction,” and Gutenberg’s Son writes that he, “has managed to find the balance between thoughtful existentialism and pulp adventure.”
In addition to his fiction, Gareth has penned a strip for the long-running British comic 2000 AD, composed song lyrics for an indie electro band, and written articles and reviews for The Irish Times, Acoustic Magazine, and SFX.
In the early 1990s, he studied humanities at the University of Glamorgan, where Helen Dunmore was one of his creative writing tutors. He is a popular panelist and speaker at literary events and conventions around the UK, and was a guest of honour at BristolCon in 2012. He has given guest lectures on creative writing at Aberystwyth and Bath Spa universities, is a frequent guest on local radio, and has appeared on the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme.