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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.
Series contributed to
Eye of the Tyger
Anthologies edited
In Dreams
Non fiction
Story Behind the Book: Volume 2 (Essays on Writing Speculative Fiction)Brazil: BFI Film Classics
Anthologies containing stories by Paul McAuley
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction StoriesThe Mammoth Book of FrankensteinTales in SpaceNew Legends
The Best New Horror 6The Year's Best Science Fiction Thirteenth Annual CollectionThe Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume SevenDark Terrors 2
HackersThe Mammoth Book of Best New Science Fiction 11th Annual CollectionDancing with the DarkThe Mammoth Book of Dracula: Vampire Tales for the New Millennium
Dark of the NightThe Year's Best Science Fiction Sixteenth Annual CollectionThe Year's Best Science Fiction Fifteenth Annual CollectionThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Eleventh Annual Collection
Not the Only Planet: Science Fiction Travel StoriesThe Good New StuffWhite of the Moon: New Tales of Madness and DreadFuture War
Isaac Asimov's Solar SystemThe Furthest HorizonAliens Among UsThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Thirteenth Annual Collection
The Year's Best Science Fiction Seventeenth Annual CollectionThe Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume ElevenGenometry
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 nominee (1988) : Four Hundred Billion Stars
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Novel nominee (1992) : Eternal Light
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Novel nominee (1995) : Pasquale's Angel
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1995) : Fairyland
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Novel winner (1996) : Fairyland
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel winner (1997) : Fairyland
Philip K Dick Award Best Collection nominee (1998) : The Invisible Country
British Science Fiction Association Best Novel nominee (2001) : The Secret of Life
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Novel nominee (2002) : The Secret of Life
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2005) : White Devils
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Novel 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 (2004)
Eric Brown
"SF infused with a cosmopolitan and literary sensibility... accomplished and affecting."

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