Simon Morden

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Simon Morden
Simon Morden, 2011.jpg
Simon Morden, 2011
Nationality British
Education B.Sc. (Hons) (Sheffield), Ph.D (Newcastle)
Genre Science fiction
Notable works Metrozone series (aka The Samuil Petrovitch series)
Notable awards Philip K. Dick Award (2011)[1]
Spouse Yes
Children 2

Simon Morden is a British science fiction author, best known for his Philip K. Dick Award-winning Metrozone series of novels set in post-apocalyptic London.


Morden was educated as a scientist, attaining a B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology from the University of Sheffield and his Ph.D in Geophysics from Newcastle University.[3][4]

Morden has worked in a variety of roles including a school caretaker, an admin assistant, a personal assistant to a financial advisor and is currently a teaching assistant for a design technology class at a primary school in Gateshead.[2][3] In terms of his writing career, Morden is the former editor of Focus magazine; he has been on the Arthur C. Clarke Award judging panel; and he's a regular speaker on Christian matters in fiction at the Greenbelt Festival.[2][4][5]

Morden first achieved success as a writer when his novel Heart was published by Razorblade Press in 2002.


The Metrozone series[edit]

  • Equations of Life (2011, Orbit)
  • Theories of Flight (2011, Orbit)
  • Degrees of Freedom (2011, Orbit)
  • The Curve of the Earth (2013, Orbit)[6]

Stand-alone works[edit]


  • Thy Kingdom Come (Multimedia disc) (2002, Lone Wolf Publications)
  • Brilliant Things (2004, Subway)



  1. ^ a b "2012 Philip K. Dick Award Winner Announced". Philip K. Dick Award. 2012-04-07. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  2. ^ a b c Edwards, Richard (2011-06-03). "New Author: Simon Morden". SFX. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  3. ^ a b "About the Author (Official website)". Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  4. ^ a b Jared (2011-08-16). "Interview: Simon Morden". Pornokitsch. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  5. ^ Farry, Eithne (2011-06-03). "Simon Morden is Twelve Monkeys' James Cole". Electric Sheep Magazine. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  6. ^ "The Curve Of The Earth « Official website". Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  7. ^ "Ignite becomes Arcanum « Official website". 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  8. ^ "Simon Morden - Arcanum cover art reveal!". 2013-03-20. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  9. ^ Retrieved 9 March 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ Niall Alexander. "Londons Burning: Covering Down Station by Simon Morden". Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  11. ^ Mark Yon. "Down Station by Simon Morden". SFF World. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  12. ^ "2006 2006 World Fantasy Award Winners & Nominees". 2006. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  13. ^ "Shortlist 2009". The Catalyst Book Awards Blog. 2009. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  14. ^ "2012 Submissions". Arthur C. Clarke Award. 2012-05-02. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  15. ^ "Shortlist Announced". BSFA. 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2013-02-06. 

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