Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.
(1982- ) UK author who remains best known for his first novel, The Girl with Glass Feet (2009), a fantasy in which elements of folklore surface through the tale of the metamorphosis of a young woman into glass; The Man Who Rained (2012) is also fantasy. Of some sf interest is The Trees (2016), set in a UK suddenly afflicted by a supernatural-seeming Disaster, a sudden countrywide irruption of full-grown trees, creating a chthonic forest. The tale focuses on several survivors, in a narrative that marries Cosy Catastrophe and New Age mythopoeisis; there is some sense that Gaia has taken back the planet, although the ending allows (see Fantastika) more than one reading to jostle for primacy. [JC]
born Dorset: 1982
- The Girl with Glass Feet (London: Atlantic Books, 2009) [hb/Rose Cooper]
- The Man Who Rained (London: Atlantic Books, 2012) [hb/Rose Cooper]
- The Trees (London: Bloomsbury Circus, 2016) [hb/David Mann/Shutterstock]
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