Entry updated 22 April 2021. Tagged: Author.
(? - ) Scottish author whose work exploits the metaphorical intensities available through a ready access to the SF Megatext, though his works inhabit the water margins of sf as such (see Fantastika). Dark Star (2015), his first book, is a long narrative poem set on an isolated planet, with a Sun that emits no light, befitting the noir language of the telling, and the decidedly non-verismo 1920s urban "hell" down whose mean streets the detective protagonist must travel. Metronome (2017) takes place in a world where dreams are monitored – and supposedly protected – by a cadre of Sleepwalkers (see Dream Hacking), one of whom goes rogue. The Immortal featured in Birds of Paradise (2021) traverses the twenty-first century, where he rather neglects the creatures he has named, and fails to understand the absence of Eve (see Adam and Eve) in this world. [JC]
Oliver K Langmead
born Glasgow, Scotland
- Dark Star (London: Unsung Stories, 2015) [pb/]
- Metronome (London: Unsung Stories, 2017) [pb/Alex Andreyev]
- Birds of Paradise (London: Titan, 2021) [pb/]
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