Eric Brown (writer)

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Eric Brown (born May 25, 1960) is a British science fiction author.[1]


Eric Brown was born in Haworth, Yorkshire, in May 1960, and began writing in 1975. In the 1980s he travelled extensively throughout Greece and Asia (some of his novels are set in India).[2] His first publication was in 1982, when his play for children Noel's Ark appeared.

His career took off in the late eighties with a succession of short stories in the magazine Interzone and other publications. His story "The Time-Lapsed Man" won the Interzone readers' poll for the most admired story of 1988, and an Eastercon short text award in 1995. He was voted the Best New European SF writer of the Year in the early 1990s and has subsequently won the British Science Fiction Award twice (for the short stories "Hunting the Slarque" in 1999 and "Children of Winter" in 2001).[3]

He has publicly admired the science-fiction writing of Michael G. Coney,[4] Robert Silverberg, Richard Paul Russo and Robert Charles Wilson,[5] amongst others.





Children's Books[edit]


  1. ^ "Eric Brown". Solaris Books :. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
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  3. ^ "BSFA Awards: Past Awards". The British Science Fiction Association. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
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  6. ^ "Eric Brown - The Serene Invasion cover art, release date reveal!". 10 October 2012. Archived from the original on 22 August 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Eric Brown's Satan's Reach cover art, synopsis and release date unveiled!". 22 November 2012. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  8. ^ New edition: it includes a new novella, 'In Transit', written with Keith Brooke, and drops the two solo Eric Brown stories of the first edition.
  9. ^ "Eric Brown - Salvage cover art and synopsis reveal!". 17 May 2013. Archived from the original on 21 June 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 

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