Eugene Byrne

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Eugene Byrne (born 25 February 1959) is an English freelance journalist and fiction writer. His novel ThigMOO, and the story it was based on, were nominated for the BSFA award.[1] His story "HMS Habakkuk" was nominated for a Sidewise Award for Alternate History.[2]

He was born in Waterford in the Republic of Ireland, but was brought up in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset. He attended Dr Morgan's Grammar School, Bridgwater where he met Kim Newman.

He was a contributing editor to Venue magazine. In 2006, as part of Bristol's Isambard Kingdom Brunel bicentennial celebrations, he wrote Isambard Kingdom Brunel: A Graphic Biography with artist Simon Gurr.[3]



  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel: A Graphic Biography, with artist Simon Gurr (2006)
  • The Bristol Story: A Graphic and (Mostly) True History of the Greatest City in the World!, with artist Simon Gurr (2008)
  • Darwin: A Graphic Biography, with artist Simon Gurr (2009)


  1. ^ Locus Index to Science Fiction Awards Archived 14 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Sidewise Award site
  3. ^ "Brunel: A Graphic Biography". Brunel 200 Legacy web site. Retrieved 15 January 2008.

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