George Mann (writer)

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George Mann is an author and editor, primarily in genre fiction. He was born in Darlington, County Durham, England in 1978. He works and lives in Nottinghamshire, England.[1]

He is a former editor of Outland Magazine, and has also edited a number of anthologies including The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction (Volumes 1, 2 and 3), The Solaris Book of New Fantasy[2] and two retrospective collections of Sexton Blake stories, Sexton Blake, Detective, which has an introduction by Michael Moorcock and Sexton Blake, Crime Fighter.[3]

Mann is the author of The Human Abstract,[4] The Severed Man, a novella in the series the Time Hunter, and co-author of the series finale, Child of Time.[5]

He has also written numerous short stories, and original Doctor Who audiobooks. He is contracted to write a new Sherlock Holmes audiobook as well.[6] The novels The Affinity Bridge and The Osiris Ritual marked the beginning of his "Newbury and Hobbes" detective series.

Newbury & Hobbes and The Ghost[edit]

Mann has published three novels and several stories subtitled A Newbury & Hobbes- or A Maurice Newbury investigation. These are steampunk adventures, set in Victorian England, featuring Sir Maurice Newbury, a gentleman "investigator for the Crown" (reminiscent of Mycroft Holmes), and his assistant Miss Veronica Hobbes who, unbeknownst to him, is an agent of the Queen as well. This is an ongoing series that will consist of at least six novels.[7][8] Fourth book in the Newbury & Hobbes series is set to be published on June 28, 2013 and will be called The Executioner's Heart.[9]

In November 2012, Obverse Books released a Newbury and Hobbes Annual, with contents modelled on the World Distributor Annuals which were popular in the UK in the 70s and 80s. The Annual contains new stories, a boardgame, crossword and a comic strip, in the same manner as those earlier annuals.

Although not part of the Newbury & Hobbes series, Mann successfully continued to expand upon its setting with the novel Ghosts of Manhattan and its sequel Ghosts of War which are set in New York during the Roaring Twenties; a future version of the Newbury & Hobbes universe. This series Mann has named The Ghost.[10]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

The Ghosts series

Newbury & Hobbes series

Novellas[edit]

Time Hunter series

Short stories[edit]

  • "Methuselah" in Short Trips: Transmissions (Big Finish, 2008)
  • "The Hambleton Affair" (Newbury and Hobbes short story) (Snowbooks, 2008; appeared in the hardcover edition of The Affinity Bridge]
  • "The Shattered Teacup" (Newbury and Hobbes short story) (Snowbooks, 2010)
  • "The Cull" in The Obverse Book of Ghosts (Obverse Books, 2010)
  • "Annabel Regina" in Iris: Abroad (Obverse Books, 2010)
  • "Rise and Fall" in Short Trips: Volume 1 (Big Finish, 2010)
  • "The Albino's Shadow" in Zenith Lives! (Obverse Books, 2011)

Short story collections[edit]

Non fiction[edit]

Audiobooks[edit]

The Shattered Teacup was offered as a free download by Snowbooks, it has however since been removed from their website

As editor[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harrison, Adelle (January 17, 2011). "Alt Fiction Weekender". Left Lion Magazine. Retrieved February 24, 2012. "In February, we have... Nottinghamshire's own steampunk writer George Mann taking part" 
  2. ^ "authors/". Solaris Books. 
  3. ^ "About George Mann /". Snowbooks. 
  4. ^ "The Human Abstract". Telos Publishing. 
  5. ^ "Time Hunter Novellas". Telos Publishing. 
  6. ^ Holmes Released "Holmes Released". bigfinish.com. 
  7. ^ "George Mann's Newbury and Hobbes six volumes all contracted for publication". Fantasy Book Critic. 
  8. ^ Kelly, James Floyd (October 25, 2011). "More Steampunk Conspiracy With The Immorality Engine". Wired. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  9. ^ "George Mann - The Executioner's Heart (Newbury & Hobbes 4) cover art reveal". 
  10. ^ "The Ghost". George Mann. 
  11. ^ "The Hambleton Affair". 
  12. ^ "The Shattered Teacup". 
  13. ^ "What Lies Beneath". 

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