Gary Gibson (author)

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Gary Gibson
Born 1965
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Occupation Science fiction writer (formerly graphic designer)
Nationality British/Scottish
Alma mater Glasgow Caledonian University
Notable work(s) Angel Stations; Against Gravity; The Shoal sequence (Stealing Light, Nova War, Empire of Light)

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Gary Gibson (born in 1965) is a science fiction author from Glasgow, Scotland.

Life[edit]

After studying Sociology, History and Politics at the Glasgow Caledonian University, Gary Gibson worked as a "small press" comics magazine editor[1][2] before following courses in desktop publishing and design and subsequently freelancing as a graphic designer.[1][3]

After marrying Emma, Gibson relocated to Taiwan[1] before moving back to Glasgow in 2010.[4]

Writing[edit]

Gary Gibson has been writing since the age of fourteen[2][3] and has published eight novels to date, four of which linked to each other to form the "Shoal Sequence".[5]

He is a member of the Glasgow Science Fiction Writers Circle.[1][6]

Publishing history[edit]

After publishing some short stories[6] Gary Gibson saw his first novel, Angel Stations, released in 2004 by Tor,[7] that was nominated in 2005 by the British Fantasy Society for the award of best novel of the year,[8] award that was eventually won by Stephen King with The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower.[9]

He followed up the following year with Against Gravity,[10] also nominated by the British Fantasy Society for the best novel of the year award[8] won that year by Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys.[9]

In 2007 Gibson published Stealing Light,[11] the first novel of the trilogy The Shoal Sequence. The series introduced the characters of Dakota Merrick, Lucas Corso and the alien Trader-in-Faecal-Matter-of-Animals, a fish-like member of the Shoal race, who rule all inhabited space through their exclusive knowledge of the secret of faster-than-light travel. The novels involve a discovery regarding the origins of this technology. Stealing Light was followed in 2009 by Nova War,[12] in 2010 by Empire of Light,[13] and in 2013 by Marauder.

In 2011 Gibson published Final Days,[4] the first installment of "The Final Days" series.[14] And in 2012 Gibson published The Thousand Emperors, the second book in "The Final Days" series

In 2014 Gibson will publish Extinction Game,[15] the first installment of the new series.

Other activities[edit]

Gary Gibson plays guitar.[1] He also keeps a blog called White Screen of Despair and a profile on Twitter.

Bibliography[edit]

Gibson has published the following novels:

The Shoal Sequence
The Final Days
Extinction Game
  • Extinction Game. London: Tor, 2014.[15]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Gary Gibson". Books from Scotland. 2010-08-11. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  2. ^ a b Rick Kleffel (2004-10-25). "Go For the Big Issues". Agony Column. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  3. ^ a b "Gary Gibson". PanMacMillan. 2005. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  4. ^ a b Gary Gibson (2010). "White Screen of Despair (Gary Gibson's public blog)". Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  5. ^ "Gary Gibson - Summary Bibliography". Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  6. ^ a b Neil Williamson (2005-07-30). "An Interview with Michael Cobley, Gary Gibson and Hal Duncan". Infinity Plus. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  7. ^ Gary Gibson, Angel Stations. London: Tor, 2004 (paperback). ISBN 1-4050-3445-9
  8. ^ a b D.C. Wands & L.E. Dickinson (2010-11-08). "Gary Gibson". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  9. ^ a b "British Fantasy Society - Best Novel Awards". Fantastic Fiction. 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  10. ^ Gary Gibson, Against Gravity. London: Tor, 2005 (paperback). ISBN 1-4050-3446-7
  11. ^ Gary Gibson, Stealing Light. London: Tor, 2007. ISBN 0-230-70040-3
  12. ^ Gary Gibson, Nova War. London: Tor, 2009. ISBN 0-230-70680-0
  13. ^ Gary Gibson, Empire of Light. London: Tor, 2010. ISBN 0-230-70681-9
  14. ^ "Final Days (Final Days book 1) by Gary Gibson (Tor UK) April 2011". Cybermage. 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  15. ^ a b "Gary Gibson - Extinction Game cover art and synopsis". Upcoming4.me. 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  16. ^ "Gary Gibson - Marauder cover art reveal!". Upcoming4.me. 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-23.