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Harvey, Colin

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1960-2011) UK author who began publishing work of genre interest in professional magazines with "On the Rock" for Albedo One #35 in 2008 (no month given), and published several further stories over the next three years. His first, rather tentative novels – Vengeance (2001), Lightning Days (2006), The Silk Palace (2007) and Blind Faith (2008) – range from Space Opera to Dystopian depictions of the Near Future. Winter Song (2009), typical of his later and more assured work, subjects its Scientist protagonist to extreme stress on a forgotten planet whose earlier inhabitants have suffered Devolution; Damage Time (2010), set in a New York suffering from the effects of Climate Change and corporate buyout, is constructed as a noir thriller whose protagonist is a specialist in retrieving the memories of murder victims. Harvey's unexpected death from a stroke at age 50 cut short a promising sf career. [JC]

Colin Harvey

born Redruth, Cornwall: 11 November 1960

died Bristol, England: 15 August 2011


  • Vengeance (Arlington, Texas: Swimming Kangaroo Books, 2001) [pb/]
  • Lightning Days (Arlington, Texas: Swimming Kangaroo Books, 2006) [pb/Duncan Long]
  • The Silk Palace (Arlington, Texas: Swimming Kangaroo Books, 2007) [pb/Berin Uriegas]
  • Blind Faith (Arlington, Texas: Swimming Kangaroo Books, 2008) [pb/Berin Uriegas]
  • Displacement (Arlington, Texas: Swimming Kangaroo Books, 2009) [coll: pb/]
  • Winter Song (London: Angry Robot, 2009) [pb/Chris Moore]
    • Winter Song (Trowbridge, Wiltshire: Wizard's Tower Press, 2015) [new introduction by Gareth L Powell: hb/Chris Moore]
  • Damage Time (London: Angry Robot, 2010) [pb/Chris Moore]
    • Damage Time (Trowbridge, Wiltshire: Wizard's Tower Press, 2015) [new introduction by Lee Harris: hb/Chris Moore]

works as editor

  • Killers (Arlington, Texas: Swimming Kangaroo Books, 2008) [anth: pb/Jaala Robinson]
  • Future Bristol (Arlington, Texas: Swimming Kangaroo Books, 2009) [anth: pb/]
  • Dark Spires (Trowbridge, Wiltshire: Wizard's Tower Press, 2010) [anth: pb/Andy Bigwood]


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