Simon Morden

Simon Morden

Dr. Simon Morden, B.Sc. (Hons., Sheffield) Ph.D (Newcastle) is a bona fide rocket scientist, having degrees in geology and planetary geophysics. Unfortunately, that sort of thing doesn’t exactly prepare a person for the big wide world of work: he’s been a school caretaker, admin assistant, and PA to a financial advisor. He’s now employed as a part-time teaching assistant at a Gateshead primary school, which he combines with his duties as a house-husband, attempting to keep a crumbling pile of Edwardian masonry upright, wrangling his two children and providing warm places to sleep for the family cats.

His not-so-secret identity as journeyman writer started when he sold the short story Bell, Book and Candle to an anthology, and a chaotic mix of science fiction, fantasy and horror followed. Heart came out to critical acclaim, and Another War was shortlisted for a World Fantasy Award, but with The Lost Art, things suddenly got serious. Contracts. Agents. Deadlines. Responsibility. Scary stuff. The Lost Art was subsequently a finalist for the Catalyst Award for best teen fiction.

As well as a writer, he’s been the editor of the British Science Fiction Association's writers’ magazine Focus, a judge for the Arthur C Clarke awards, and is a regular speaker at the Greenbelt Arts Festival on matters of faith and fiction. In 2009, he was in the winning team for the Rolls Royce Science Prize.

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Edited by 2013-05-03 (Seregil of Rhiminee)
Speculative Fiction Novels (14)
2020  Gallowglass
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Release date - July 9, 2020
2019  No Way (One Way, #2)
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2018  One Way (One Way, #1)
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2017  At the Speed of Light
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2016  The White City (Down Station, #2)
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2016  Down Station (Down Station, #1)
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2014  Arcanum
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2013  The Curve of the Earth (Metrozone)
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2013  The Petrovitch Trilogy (Metrozone)
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2011  Degrees of Freedom (Metrozone, #3)
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2011  Theories of Flight (Metrozone, #2)
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2011  Equations of Life (Metrozone, #1)
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2008  The Lost Art
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2005  Another War
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