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Gareth L. Powell

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GARETH L. POWELL is the author of the novels Silversands, The Recollection, Ack-Ack Macaque, Hive Monkey and Macaque Attack.

In 2013, his alternate history thriller, Ack-Ack Macaque won the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Award for Best Novel. The book has also been published in Japanese, and has inspired a comic strip, fan art, graffiti murals, and at least one tattoo.

He is currently working on his sixth novel.

Gareth’s short stories have appeared in a host of magazines and anthologies, including Interzone, Solaris Rising 3, and The Year’s Best Science Fiction. One of these stories came top of the 2007 Interzone readers’ poll for best short story of the year. Since then, many of his shorter works have been brought together in the
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Ack-Ack Macaque (Ack-Ack Ma...

3.72 avg rating — 592 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Hive Monkey (Ack-Ack Macaqu...

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The Recollection

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Macaque Attack! (Ack-Ack Ma...

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The Last Reef

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Silversands

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Entropic Angel. A Sampler.

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Ack-Ack Macaque by Gareth L. Powell
"As ludicrous as the jacket cover blurb for this novel may sound, this is a really fun story. It is a really interesting mix of cyber punk, steam punk, pulp, and noir. The cast of characters is very diverse and interesting. Merovich is a reluctant..." Read more of this review »
Macaque Attack! by Gareth L. Powell
"Neil Gaiman once wrote in an introduction to a book of short stories he was editing, that the 4 words authors want to hear from readers are "and then what happened?" This is a question I asked at the end of this, frankly wonderful book.

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"Coming to Macaque Attack, I thought I knew what to expect. Monkey action: violence, mayhem, rum, cigars and explosions, I was not disappointed. In each installment Gareth L. Powell has expanded his vision and just when I thought he could not make..." Read more of this review »
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“There are two kinds of courage. There's the kind you get from knowing that what you're doing is right. And there's the kind you get from knowing its hopeless and wrong, and just not giving a damn.”
Gareth L. Powell, The Last Reef

“Time to blow shit up.”
Gareth L. Powell, Ack-Ack Macaque

“The question of what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object.”
Gareth L. Powell, Ack-Ack Macaque

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“There are two kinds of courage. There's the kind you get from knowing that what you're doing is right. And there's the kind you get from knowing its hopeless and wrong, and just not giving a damn.”
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Geoffrey Thanks for accepting my friend request. Your books sound intriguing, but I see on Amazon that they are kind of hard to get a hold of. Do you have any digital version available of your work? Thanks!

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Gareth Powell G.Y. wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request. Your books sound intriguing, but I see on Amazon that they are kind of hard to get a hold of. Do you have any digital version available of your work? Thanks!..."

The Recollection is still available as paperback and ebook from Amazon.com. Silversands and The Last Reef will be reissued in digital formats in April this year by Anarchy Books.


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