Award-winning science fiction writer Gareth L. Powell delivers his first collection in nearly a decade. Gathering together twenty stories, including four that are previously unpublished as well as some of the author’s best-loved tales, the content provides highlights from across twelve years of his career, delivering a powerful collection that is both entertaining and thought-provoking.
“Powell is an author to watch. His work is the spyglass of science fiction, the ship just over the horizon.” – The Fix
“Powell is showing his prowess, and fast becoming a master storyteller.” – The Wry Writer
“Gareth L. Powell manages, via a powerful torrent of invention, to imbue a myriad of ideas more in tune with a novel than a short story… “The Last Reef” is a fabulous read indeed.” – Horrorscope
“Powell primes an explosive narrative with brilliant cliffhangers and brings the lot to a satisfying conclusion.” – The Guardian, of Ack-Ack Macaque
“Red Lights, and Rain – This story you guys, this story was just plain, unadulterated fun. It’s Buffy meets Dexter set in Amsterdam. Enhanced super soldier from the future, a time travelling bounty hunter, and an ending that leaves you considering whether you misread the entire story the first time.” – A Fantastical Librarian
Gareth L. Powell has given guest lectures on creative writing at Bath Spa University, and has written for The Irish Times, SFX Magazine, Futurismic, Acoustic Magazine, 2000AD, and the Bristol Review of Books.