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Short Bio

Gareth L. Powell is a science fiction 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, 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.

Gareth is currently working on a new trilogy for Titan Books. The first volume, Embers Of War, will be published in Feb 2018 and followed by two sequels, Fleet Of Knives and Light Of Impossible Stars.

His books are published by Solaris Books and Titan Books in the UK and USA, Tokyo Sogensha in Japan, and Heyne in Germany.

Gareth studied creative writing under Helen Dunmore at the University of Glamorgan, and is now a popular panelist and speaker at literary events and conventions around the UK. He has run workshops and given guest lectures at a number of universities, is a frequent guest on local radio, and has appeared on the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme. 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 Conville and Walsh
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

“The ideas fizz off the page.” – The Guardian

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

“Gareth L Powell has managed once again to deliver a novel that blows expectations out of the water… Highly recommended.” – SFFWorld

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

The Recollection is a seriously impressive novel, any fan of space opera or even just science fiction will love this book; here 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