Michael Carroll (author)

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Michael Carroll
Born (1966-03-21) 21 March 1966 (age 48)
Dublin, Ireland
Pen name Jaye Carroll, Sprout
Occupation Novelist
Nationality Irish
Genres Science fiction, romantic fiction
Spouse(s) Leonia (née Mooney)

www.michaelowencarroll.com

Michael Carroll (born 21 March 1966) is an Irish writer of novels and short stories for adults and children. He is best known for his series of superhero novels The New Heroes and his romantic fiction under the name Jaye Carroll.

Biography[edit]

After leaving school at sixteen, he worked as a postman. He moved into computer programming in 1985 at the age of nineteen. In 1990 he met his future wife, Leonia Mooney, at the National Irish Science Fiction Convention, Octocon. He became a full-time writer in 1999.

Bibliography[edit]

Novels and novellas[edit]

Pelicos Trilogy[edit]

Published under the name Jaye Carroll[edit]

  • If the Shoe Fits (978-1853719578, Poolbeg, March 2000) Polish title: XXL (Amber, 2002)
  • The Sweetest Feeling (ISBN 978-1842230497, Poolbeg Press, July 2001) Polish title: Smak Zemsty (Amber, 2002)
  • Loving the Stars (ISBN 978-1842230695, Poolbeg Press, June 2002) Polish title: Gwiazda Estrady (Amber, 2003)
  • Looking for Mr. Wrong (ISBN 978-1842231487, Poolbeg Press, August 2004)

The New Heroes[edit]

The New Heroes series (known in America as Quantum Prophecy) includes:

Short stories[edit]

  • The New Heroes: Superhuman(MaxEdDal Publications, November 2007) A collection of stories set in the universe of The New Heroes:
    • "A Decade Without Heroes"
    • "What I Did on My Holidays"
    • "The Offer"
    • "Pressure"
    • "The Footsoldiers"
    • "Out of Sight"
    • "Flesh and Blood"
    • "Scholarship Boy"
    • "One Million"
  • Emerald Eye (ISBN 0-95347844-0, Aeon Press Books, 2005):
    • "In Dublin's Veracity" (Reprinted as part of the anthology. Originally published in Albedo 1 #7)
  • FTL:
    • Issue 4 (1990): "The Hummingbirds" (First published fiction)
    • Issue 8 (1991): "Sight Out of Mind"
    • Issue 10 (1991): "Return of the Wanderers"
  • Moonpaper:
    • March 1992: "A Victory of Love"
    • March and April 1994: "The Mirror"
  • First Contact:
    • Volume 1, Issue 2 (December, 1992): "Fit the Last"
    • Issue 8 (1993): "A Sense of Great Pain"
  • The Brentford Mercury:
    • Issue 1 (1993): "Hate Story"
    • Issue 2 (1995): "A Christmas Carroll" (As Michael Story)
    • Issue 12 (1998): "Jakes' Big Plan"
    • Issue 13 (1998): "Show Me a Place that Ain't Hell"
    • Issues 14-19 (1998–1999): "Ace Crikey: A Clear and Present Stranger" (Parts 1-6)
    • Issue 25 (2001): "Ace Crikey and the Reality Machine" (Originally published in Phase One #2)
    • Issues 30-32 (2002–2003): "Ace Crikey: You Can't Get There from Here" (Parts 1-3)
  • Phase Three:
    • Issue 1 (1993): "Pelicos" (The basis for the trilogy of science fiction novels)
  • Albedo 1
    • Issue 3 (1993): "Angels in Different Shapes"
    • Issue 7 (1995): "In Dublin's Veracity"
  • Phase One
    • Issue 1 (1993): "On Glory Roads of Pure Delight"
    • Issue 2 (1994): "Ace Crikey and the Reality Machine"
  • Shiver! (ISBN 1853713007 Poolbeg Press, January 1994):
    • "All Fall Down"
    • "Sweden: Riddarens grav"
    • "Ro, ro barnet"
  • The Federation Times:
    • Summer 1995: "The Next Generation Game"
  • Scream! No One Will Hear (ISBN 1853718785, Poolbeg, 1998):
    • "Last Night of the Holidays"
  • Seekers (ISBN 9780861676002, Edco, the Educational Company of Ireland, 2000):
    • "Uneven Ground" (originally printed in First Times)
  • The Last Starship (ISBN 1-58715-389-0, Cosmos Books, July 2001):
    • "Pelicos" (Reprinted as the short story that inspired the trilogy)
  • Octocon Programme Books:
    • 2001: "Hitting the Deck"
    • 2004: "The Sproutbank Show"
  • Eurocon Programme Books
    • 1997: "The Heart of Apollo"

Articles[edit]

  • 2000ADReview.co.uk:
    • Sprout columns (2003–present) [1]
  • Judge Dredd Megazine
    • "Twenty Things to Remember when going to a Comic Convention" (Meg 245)
    • "Top Twenty extraordinary 'facts' about Alan Moore" (Meg 246)
    • "Top Twenty non-2000 AD related comics by 2000 AD creators" (Meg 250)

The Sprout Spinner[edit]

The Sprout Spinner is an interactive CD-ROM application made to accompany the The Brentford Mercury for SproutLore. The short stories written for it by Michael Carroll were all based upon songs by his favourite pop group, Alphaville. Two of the stories had been published in the Alphaville fanzine Moonpaper.[citation needed]

Comics[edit]

  • Judge Dredd:
    • "Blood Culture" (with art by Jon Davis-Hunt, in Judge Dredd Megazine #306, January 2011)
    • "Salvage" (with art by David Roach, in 2000 AD #1715, January 2011)
    • "Creatures of Habit" (with art by Ben Willsher, in 2000 AD #1716, January 2011)
    • "In Control" (with art by Simon Fraser, in 2000 AD #1717, January 2011)
    • "Caterpillars" (with art by Bryan Talbot, coloured by Alwyn Talbot, in 2000 AD #1730, April 2011)
    • "California Babylon" (with art by Ben Willsher, in 2000 AD #1731–1734, April–May 2011)
    • "Day of Chaos: Downtime" (with art by Ben Willsher, in 2000 AD #1752, September 2011)
    • "Unchained" (with art by John Higgins, in Judge Dredd Megazine #316-317, November–December 2011)
    • "Old Man Time" (with art by Nick Dyer, in Judge Dredd Megazine #319-320, January–February 2012)
    • "The Greater Good" (text story, in Judge Dredd Megazine #325, July 2012)
    • "Traumatown" (with art by Nick Percival, in 2000 AD #1883–1887, 2014)

Awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ First Sprout column, 2000AD review
  2. ^ "Nominations". EagleAwards.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 

References[edit]

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