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Giles, Harry Josephine

Entry updated 14 March 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1986-    ) UK actor and author, in Orkney from childhood; active from around 2008. They are of sf interest for Deep Wheel Orcadia (2021), a book-length narrative poem whose original text, composed in Orcadian, is accompanied an English version by the author whose seeming paraphrastic excesses constitute a critique of the ability of English words to capture complex realities. Set in the Near Future on a Space Habitat sufficiently distant from an Earth, more and more crippled by the unintended side-effects of late-culture capitalism, for Time Distortion gaps variously to affect recent arrivals, one from Mars. Their gaze is ultimately aimed outwards at the vastness (see Sense of Wonder) of the universe. [JC]

Harry Josephine Giles

born London: 1986

works (highly selected)

  • Deep Wheel Orcadia (London: Picador, 2021) [poem: bilingual text, English version trans by author: pb/]

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