Ten Years In The SF Trade

Elastic Press published my first book, THE LAST REEF AND OTHER STORIES, exactly ten years ago, in August 2008. Since then, I’ve written nine novels, a second collection of short fiction, a supernatural crime novella, and a non-fiction book about writing.

During this past decade, I’ve been fortunate to work with some great editors, booksellers, publicists, cover designers, and agents – and I’m immensely grateful to them all.

I’m grateful to have been published by Solaris, Titan Books, and Tor.com, and grateful to have won a BSFA Award and been shortlisted for the Seiun.

But most of all, I’m grateful to my readers. Not only do they buy or borrow my books, they also talk to me on Twitter, recommend my books to their friends, write great online reviews on Amazon and other places, come to see me at events, support me on Patreon, and vote for my work when awards season comes around.

Ten years (and around a million words) since we launched that first book in the Citte of Yorke pub on Chancery Lane, I wouldn’t be where I am today without you. I’m so honoured to be able to write for you, and I hope you continue to enjoy my work for at least another ten years.

Thank you for reading.

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Author: Gareth L Powell