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I studied Creative Writing and Philosophy at university before going on to do a variety of jobs including teaching and running my own business before I got into videogames as a Producer for most of my career since.

Snakewood is my debut and is the first novel I've written!

I live in the southeast of England, though I grew up in Barry, South Wales.
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Adrian Selby Hi Eric, so glad you liked it! Well, I've just signed a new two book deal with Orbit for more in the world of Snakewood, but I'm going back 250 years …moreHi Eric, so glad you liked it! Well, I've just signed a new two book deal with Orbit for more in the world of Snakewood, but I'm going back 250 years to tell the story of the origin of The Post. That'll be out next year I'm afraid! At some point in the future I do plan to return and tell the story of the world events (and some of the characters who survived SW) happening just after it ends :)(less)
Adrian Selby Hi there Thomas, thanks for asking. It won't be. It's the second of three standalone books set in the world of Sarun, Snakewood being the first.

There …more
Hi there Thomas, thanks for asking. It won't be. It's the second of three standalone books set in the world of Sarun, Snakewood being the first.

There are certainly links between the three, but not dependencies, so it won't matter what order you read them, though if you need to be chronological, you'd read The Winter Road first :)(less)
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Dead Astronauts & Postcapitalist Desire

Dead Astronauts by Jeff Vandermeer is hard sci-fi. There’s no space opera grandeur here, it’s far more profound. It offers a tender and bleak vision of how humanity changes and fails. Nina Allen’s review summarises the book and its challenges brilliantly. I would only emphasise that Vandermeer’s great achievement with this book is how he...

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“I put aside the fears that slithered into my thoughts as I closed my eyes to better breathe him in.”
Adrian Selby, The Winter Road

“You want to build something what's been tore down, choose a woman. You want to tear something down, choose a man.”
Adrian Selby, Snakewood

“All our rivers cut the world's face, until we slow into the lakes of our reckoning.”
Adrian Selby, Snakewood

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