Gareth L. Powell is the award-winning author of 20 published books. He is best known for The Embers of War trilogy, The Continuance Series, The Ack-Ack Macaque trilogy, Light Chaser (written with Peter F. Hamilton), and About Writing, his guide for aspiring authors.
He has twice won the prestigious British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel (previous winners include J. G. Ballard and Arthur C. Clarke) and has become one of the most shortlisted authors in the award’s 50-year history. He has also been shortlisted for the Locus Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Seiun Award, and the Canopus Award.
“Descendant Machine is smoothly paced, engagingly crafted, and crammed full of a sense of wonder at the sheer scale of the universe.”- SFX MAGAZINE
“An absolute au courant, 21st-century-genre vibe … Powell boldly ups the ante.” – LOCUS MAGAZINE
Whether you need a bit of writing inspiration or tips on how to find your voice, are struggling to manage writing alongside a day job, want some no-nonsense advice about working with an agent or a publisher or are all at sea with social media, this updated and expanded guide is a must have.