As of 2009 Whates is currently a director of both the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) and the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA). He has had short fiction published in Nature, Hub and TQR. In 2007 his short story The Gift of Joy was nominated for the British Science Fiction Award. His space opera novel, Pelquin's Comet (The Dark Angels Book 1), was published in 2015.
City of a Hundred Rows
- City of Dreams & Nightmare (2010)
- City of Hope & Despair (2011)
- City of Light & Shadow (2012)
- The Noise Within (2010)
- The Noise Revealed (2011)
The Dark Angels
- Pelquin's Comet (2015)
- The Ion Raiders (2017)
- Dark Angels Rising (2020)
- The Gift of Joy (2009)
Short stories and essays
- The Gun published in Speculative Realms Anthology, 2008; ebook re-released by Kayelle Press in 2013
- In Praise of Short Stories by Ian Whates published in Story Behind the Book : Volume 1, 2013;
- Return to Arden Falls in the 2013's "Legends", a collection of short stories in honor of David Gemmell.
- Solaris Rising (2011)
- Solaris Rising 1.5 (2012)
- Solaris Rising 2 (2013)
- Solaris Rising 3
- "SFWA Employees & Volunteers". Retrieved 2009-11-18.
- "BSFA - Who's who". Retrieved 2009-11-18.
- "BSFA Awards: 2007 Shortlist". Retrieved 2009-11-18.
- Speculative Realms Website
- Story Behind the Book : Volume 1 - Essays on Writing Speculative Fiction out now! Archived 2015-09-12 at the Wayback Machine
- "Solaris Rising 2 - edited by Ian Whates". Archived from the original on 2013-03-19. Retrieved 2013-03-16.