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Paul McAuley

UK (1955 - )

Paul McAuley is a former research scientist at Oxford University and UCLA,and a former lecturer in botany at St. Andrews University. This is his debutthriller and marks the arrival of a major British talent in this field. Heis available for interview and comment, particularly in regard to thedangers of biotechnology and the interface of profit and science.

Paul McAuley's first novel, Four Hundred Billion Stars, won the Philip KDick Memorial Award, and his most recent novel, Fairyland, won the 1995Arthur C Clarke Award for best SF novel published in Britain and the John WCampbell Award for best novel. In 1995 his short story 'The Temptation of DrStein' won the British Fantasy Award, and in 1996 his novel Pasquale's Angelwon the Sidewise Award for Best Long Form Alternate History fiction.
Four Hundred Billion Stars
1. Four Hundred Billion Stars (1988)
2. Secret Harmonies (1989)
     aka Of the Fall
3. Eternal Light (1991)

Something Coming
1. Something Coming Through (2015)
2. Into Everywhere (2016)
Series contributed to
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Paul McAuley

Short stories
Negative Equity
The Quarry
Karl and the Ogre (1988)
Gene Wars (1991)
The Temptation of Dr Stein (1994)
Recording Angel (1995)
The True History of Doctor Pretorius (1995)
All Tomorrow's Parties (1997)
The Fall of the Wires (1997)
Residuals (1997) (with Kim Newman)
Second Skin (1997)
The Worst Place in the World (1997)
17 (1998)
The Gardens of Saturn (1998)
Sea Change, with Monsters (1998)
How We Lost the Moon. a True Story By Frank W. Allen (1999)
Naming the Dead (1999)
The Proxy (2000)

Philip K Dick Award Best Book nominee (1988) : Four Hundred Billion Stars
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (1992) : Eternal Light
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (1995) : Pasquale's Angel
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1995) : Fairyland
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book winner (1996) : Fairyland
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel winner (1997) : Fairyland
Philip K Dick Award Best Book nominee (1998) : The Invisible Country
British Science Fiction Association Best Novel nominee (2001) : The Secret of Life
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2002) : The Secret of Life
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2005) : White Devils
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2009) : The Quiet War

Paul McAuley recommends
And Disregards the Rest
And Disregards the Rest (1992)
Paul Voermans
"Powerfully strange and apocolyptic and elegiac."
Celestial Dogs
Celestial Dogs (1996)
(Marty Burns, book 1)
Jay Russell
"An acerbically funny collision between Hollywood lowlife and the gods and demons of Japanese mythology that's as stylishly gritty as Dashiell Hammett. Jay Russell is a major new talent."
Bikini Planet
Bikini Planet (2000)
David S Garnett
"A billion monkeys working on a billion typewriters for a billion years couldn't have come up with this one."
The Fall Of Tartarus
The Fall Of Tartarus (2005)
Eric Brown
"SF infused with a cosmopolitan and literary sensibility... accomplished and affecting."

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