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Short Bio

Gareth L. Powell is an award-winning author from the UK. His alternate history thriller, Ack-Ack Macaque won the 2013 BSFA Award for Best Novel, spawned two sequels, and was shortlisted in the Best Translated Novel category for the 2016 Seiun Awards in Japan. His short fiction has appeared in a host of magazines and anthologies, including Interzone, Clarkesworld, 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.

Most recently, he has written a trilogy of novels for Titan Books: Embers Of War (2018), Fleet Of Knives  (2019) and Light Of Impossible Stars (2020).

He is also writing a crime thriller.

He can be found on Twitter via @garethlpowell

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Gareth can be contacted directly via the contact form on this site

He can also be reached via his agent,

Alexander Cochran
c/o C+W Literary Agency
Haymarket House, 28-9 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4SP, United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7393 4200

Or found on Twitter: @garethlpowell

What The Critics Have Said

“Ack-Ack Macaque is by far the coolest character in literature at the moment.” – Mass Movement Magazine

“Powell has delivered one of the most unique and exciting trilogies in recent years, and I applaud him for doing so. Highly recommended.” – SFFWorld

“Barnstorming… The ideas fizz off the page” – The Guardian

“10/10” – Fantasy Faction

“Imaginative, emotionally engaging and frighteningly real.” – Den Of Geek

 “An enjoyable penchant for the surprising narrative twist.” – Interzone

“Powell has managed to find the balance between thoughtful existentialism and pulp adventure.” – Gutenberg’s Son

“Gareth L Powell joins the ranks of Reynolds, Banks, Hamilton and others at the forefront of science fiction.” – SF Book Reviews

“Fast-paced, laser-focused, and steadfastly accessible.” – The Speculative Scotsman

“Amazing.” – Fantasy Book Review