Entry updated 25 October 2021. Tagged: Author.
(1968- ) UK editor and author whose first novel, Habitus (1998) Equipoisally hovers amongst various readings of reality, though its human protagonists' gradual (and increasingly gnostic) intoxication with a world defined by the conduits of information that control is less and less amenable to a mimetic reading, certainly as the main mediating consciousness of the book is a dog in orbit. 52 Ways to Magic America (2002) portrays an America available via Internet as a kind of magic; and The Land of Ash (2004) carries its failed-geek protagonist from the UK to a southern America obsessed by the retro-allure of the atomic age: neither novel quite registers as sf, though each clearly inhabits worlds best understood in sf terms. [JC]
born Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire: 19 December 1968
- Habitus (London: Fourth Estate, 1998) [hb/Tracey Winwood]
- 52 Ways to Magic America (London: Fourth Estate, 2002) [pb/]
- The Book of Ash (London: Viking, 2004) [hb/]
- Soft Apocalypse: Twelve Tales from the Turn of the Millennium (Vauvert, France: Au Diable Vauvert, 2004) [coll: trans Claro as Douce Apocalypse: not yet published in English: binding unknown/]
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