Cawdron, Peter

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(1967-    ) New Zealand-born author, in Australia for many years, whose early novels, beginning with The Road to Hell (2011 ebook), seem usually to have been self-published until the teens of the twenty-first century, most of his stories being Space Operas heavy on action, often involving First Contact. An early example, Anomaly (2011), which is set on Earth, involves the arrival of Aliens whose civilization is aeons in advance of ours; a later title, Losing Mars (2018), pits Chinese against Americans on Mars.

Cawdron has come to a wider audience with his third sequence, the Mars Endeavour: series comprising Mars Endeavour (2016; vt Retrograde 2017) and Reentry (2019), set initially again on Mars, where the survival of the Mars Endeavour scientific outpost, after the apparent self-destruction of Earth through nuclear War, is detailedly unpacked; in the second volume, where internecine conflicts savage what survives of Earth, the chaos is intensified by the seeming interventions of a rogue AI. Cawdron's style is trim, quick, somewhat colourless; his control over Hard SF matters seems very competent. [JC]

Peter Cawdron

born Auckland, New Zealand: 1967

died

works

series

Galactic Exploration

  • Galactic Exploration (no place given: Peter Cawdron, 2012) [fixup: ebook: Galactic Exploration: na/]
  • Trixie & Me (no place given: Peter Cawdron, 2012) [novella: ebook: Galactic Exploration: na/]

Z Is for Zombies

Colliding Worlds

  • Collision (no place given: Peter Cawdron, 2016) [novelette: ebook: Colliding Worlds: na/]
  • Impact (no place given: Peter Cawdron, 2016) [novelette: ebook: Colliding Worlds: na/]
  • Maelstrom (no place given: Peter Cawdron, 2017) [novelette: ebook: Colliding Worlds: na/]

Mars Endeavour

  • Mars Endeavour (no place given: Peter Cawdron, 2016) [Mars Endeavour: pb/]
    • Retrograde (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/A John Joseph Adams Book, 2017) [vt of the above: Mars Endeavour: hb/Elizabeth Leggett]
  • Reentry (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/A John Joseph Adams Book, 2019) [Mars Endeavour: hb/Elizabeth Leggett]

individual titles

collections and stories

  • Hello World (no place given: Peter Cawdron, 2015) [novella: pb/]
  • Alien Space Tentacle Porn (no place given: Peter Cawdron, 2015) [novella: pb/]
  • Free Fall (no place given: Peter Cawdron, 2015) [novelette: ebook: na/]
  • The Curious Case of the Hounds of Hell [novella: pb/]
  • Hello World (no place given: Peter Cawdron, 2019) [coll: pb/]

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