“At the forefront of science fiction.” - SF Book Reviews
Gareth L. Powell is an award-nominated science fiction and fantasy novelist from Bristol, UK. He is the author of the novels:
- Hive Monkey (Solaris, 2014)
- Ack-Ack Macaque (Solaris, 2013)
- The Recollection (Solaris, 2011)
- Silversands (Pendragon Press, 2010)
and the short story collection The Last Reef and Other Stories (Elastic Press, 2008).
His books have all received enthusiastic reviews in The Guardian and, in January 2014, Ack-Ack Macaque made the shortlist for the 2013 BSFA Award for Best Novel.
Gareth’s fifth novel, Macaque Attack, will be published by Solaris in January 2015.
Gareth’s short stories have appeared in numerous books and magazines. He has received several ‘honourable mentions’ in Gardner Dozois’s Best New SF anthologies and, in 2007, one of his stories came top of the Interzone annual readers’ poll for best short story of the year.
He has also co-written stories with Paul Graham Raven and Aliette de Bodard, and given guest lectures on creative writing at Bath Spa University. He has written articles for The Irish Times, SFX, SF Signal, Mass Movement Magazine, and Acoustic Magazine, and, in 2012, he achieved a boyhood ambition when he was given the chance to pen a strip for Britain’s long-running sci-fi and fantasy comic, 2000 AD.
Gareth has been interviewed by numerous magazines, websites, local radio shows and podcasts, and has appeared on BBC Radio 4′s Today Programme. He is a regular attendee at British genre conventions and was a guest of honour at BristolCon in 2012.
At the age of fifteen, Gareth was fortunate to have the opportunity to discuss one of his early short stories with Diana Wynne Jones, who gave him some invaluable pointers. He went on to study creative writing under Helen Dunmore at the University of Glamorgan, and spent ten years working in marketing for a large European software company.
He now lives near Bristol with his wife and two children. When not writing fiction, he works as a freelance copywriter.