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Paul McAuley

Paul McAuley won the Philip K. Dick Award for his first novel and has gone on to win the Arthur C. Clarke, British Fantasy, Sidewise and John W. Campbell Awards. He gave up his position as a research biologist to write full-time. He lives in London.

You can find his blog at: http://www.unlikelyworlds.blogspot.com


Gollancz: the Arthur C. Clarke Award-winners

A few weeks ago, we highlighted our success over the lifetime of the BSFA Awards, with Gollancz and SF Gateway combined having a staggering 33 of the 43 winners to date. We’re hoping that will go up to 34 out of 44, when this year’s award is announced 65th Eastercon in Glasgow, the weekend after next, with Paul McAuley‘s Evening’s Empires and Christopher … More

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Paul McAuley: Chapter One of The Confluence Trilogy

Last week, Paul wrote us a brilliant guest blog piece to celebrate the publication of The Confluence Trilogy. The omnibus of the classic trilogy is available now, and you can start reading now.

There’s a little more about the trilogy below, and don’t forget to enter the competition below to win some signed copies by midnight tonight. If you entered last week there’s no need to enter again. Good luck!

Confluence – a long, narrow, artificial … More

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Figures in a Landscape a guest post by Paul McAuley

Gollancz is delighted to bring you a brilliant guest post from Paul McAuley to celebrate the publication of The Confluence Trilogy

Here’s a good lesson in writing from Graham Greene’s A Sort of Life:

Excitement is simple: excitement is a situation, a single event. It mustn’t be wrapped up in thoughts, similes, metaphors. A simile is a form of reflection, but excitement is of the moment when there is no time to reflect. Action can only be expressed by … More

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A Q&A with Paul McAuley

Last month saw the publication of the excellent Evening’s Empires, the latest novel from Paul McAuley. If you missed our first chapter extract you can catch up here, and below we have a question and answer session with the man himself.

You started out writing your novels on a typewriter; now you use a computer and can find‑and‑replace, easily move text about, etc. Is this a 100% positive development or did using a typewriter force … More

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Evening’s Empires – Chapter 1 and a signed copy competition

Paul McAuley’s brilliant new SF novel, Evening’s Empires, published earlier this month. We see this as an opportunity to share the first wonderful chapter with you and run a competition! There’s still time to take advantage of our offer on The Quiet War eBook – the first book in the sequence – which is £1.99 for a limited time only, if you want to get stuck into that first. Evening’s Empires is the latest … More

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