Paul McAuley is the author of more than twenty books, including science-fiction, thriller, and crime novels, three collections of short stories, a Doctor Who novella, and an anthology of stories about popular music, which he co-edited with Kim Newman.

His fiction has won the Philip K Dick Memorial Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the John W Campbell award, the Theodore Sturgeon Award, the Sidewise Award, and the British Fantasy Award for best short story.

He has also written for a variety of magazines and national newspapers, including Crime Time, The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday, Nature, New Scientist, and Wired UK, and has appeared BBC Breakfast TV and many radio programmes.

A full-time writer, he lives in North London.

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