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Neil Williamson

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Neil Williamson is a resident of Glasgow, Scotland, and is the author of novels and short stories in genres ranging from science fiction to slipstream.

Several of his books and stories have been shortlisted for awards: Nova Scotia: New Scottish Speculative Fiction (World Fantasy Award), The Ephemera (British Fantasy Award), Arrhythmia (British Science Fiction Award), The Moon King (British Fantasy Holdstock Award and British Science Fiction Award, runner-up).

Neil's latest book is: The Memoirist, a novella, published by NewCon Press in March 2017.

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