Simon Ings

Simon Ings is the author of six previous novels and two non-fiction  titles and has been published by both genre and literary lists. His  debut novel Hot Head was widely acclaimed. He writes non-fiction for Faber, contributes to New Scientist and is the editor of ArcFinity  magazine. He was born in 1965 and lives in London.


I find myself the Associate Publisher of Gollancz with no clear idea of how I got here but fairly sure I enjoyed the journey. There was some college, a lot of bookselling and a bit of marketing along the way but that was a long time ago. I’ve been editing since 1991. I’ve always read SF, Fantasy and Horror but I’ve always enjoyed reading other stuff as well. I’ve published other stuff too but never had as much fun doing it as I have publishing genre books. I’m very happy doing what I’m doing; to the extent that I’ve been comprehensively ruined for doing anything else. Anything else may have got off lightly. I’m definitely more Arthur Dent than I am Takeshi Kovacs. But then if anyone in publishing tells you they’re like Takeshi Kovacs they are LYING.