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Murray, Andrew Hunter

Entry updated 13 June 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1987-    ) UK journalist, podcaster and author, who is of sf interest for his first novel, The Last Day (2020), set in a Near Future world whose rotation has been halted through the gravitational influence of a visiting dwarf Star (see Scientific Errors). London luckily – perhaps because the Prime Meridian runs through its heart? – lies along the strip dividing the half of the planet that is burned by perpetual light from the dark side. Britain's rule over less-favoured regions is Dystopian, isolationist, intentionally heartless. His second novel, The Sanctuary (2022), conveys a similarly downbeat sense of the Near Future, though in the less radically speculative context of a designer-Eden Island where Climate Change and other disasters of choice of the human race are ruthlessly averted for the few: which is to say the wealthy who profit from scavenger capitalism. [JC]

Andrew Hunter Murray

born London: August 1987

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