Gary Gibson

more photos (1)

year in books
Mark
994 books | 309 friends

Clive
1,771 books | 72 friends

Rob
Rob
331 books | 33 friends

Adamk959
1,133 books | 68 friends

Helen J...
1,047 books | 23 friends

Kate
1,798 books | 921 friends

Susan
5,513 books | 354 friends

James Cox
960 books | 781 friends

More friends…

Gary Gibson

Goodreads Author


Born
in Glasgow, The United Kingdom
Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
June 2008

URL


Gary Gibson's first novel, Angel Stations, was published in 2004. Interzone called it "dense and involving, puzzling and perplexing. It's unabashed science fiction, with an almost "Golden Age" feel to it ..."

His second novel was Against Gravity in 2005; the Guardian described it as "building on current trends to produce a convincing picture of the world in 2096."

Stealing Light was first published in 2007, and garnered a wide range of positive reviews. The London Times called it: "A violent, inventive, relentlessly gripping adventure ... intelligently written and thought-provoking".

Stealing Light is the first volume in a four-book space opera, the final volume of which, Marauder, was published in 2013.

To date, Gary has written ten novels, m
...more

To ask Gary Gibson questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Gary Gibson There's a sequel to Extinction Game coming, but unfortunately it isn't going to be out until about August 2016. I can't tell you about the title or th…moreThere's a sequel to Extinction Game coming, but unfortunately it isn't going to be out until about August 2016. I can't tell you about the title or the storyline yet, but when the time gets a little nearer I will be.(less)
Gary Gibson Not planning on writing one at the moment. Originally Final Days was written entirely as a standalone, and the idea for The Thousand Emperors came muc…moreNot planning on writing one at the moment. Originally Final Days was written entirely as a standalone, and the idea for The Thousand Emperors came much later. I'm not necessarily a fan of dotting every 'i' and crossing every 't' in a fictional universe because I think if you provide every single possible answer to a story that deals directly with the numinous - the end of the universe, Godlike entities controlling its destiny, what lies beyond the end of time, and so forth - then what you end up with is actually quite a bit less satisfying than if you *don't* know all the answers.

Or to put it another way, some things work better when they aren't directly seen or remain at least partly in the shadows. To pick another example, Rendezvous with Rama by AC Clarke is better for not knowing who sent the craft, or why. There are many other examples.

The Founder Network, also, is not itself central to the story within my mind, since my primary concern was with the time paradoxes that presented themselves once I started playing with Kip Thorne's ideas concerning what might happen when you place one end of a wormhole on board a starship accelerated at close to light-speed. The Network therefore arose directly from that conceit, on the assumption that if it could be built, it would be built - regardless of by who, or why. (less)
Average rating: 3.75 · 10,255 ratings · 588 reviews · 27 distinct worksSimilar authors
Stealing Light (The Shoal S...

3.71 avg rating — 3,135 ratings — published 2007 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Nova War (The Shoal Sequenc...

3.80 avg rating — 1,909 ratings — published 2009 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Empire of Light (The Shoal ...

3.77 avg rating — 1,472 ratings — published 2010 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Extinction Game (The Apocal...

3.71 avg rating — 722 ratings — published 2014 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Final Days

3.67 avg rating — 996 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Marauder

3.84 avg rating — 480 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Thousand Emperors

3.91 avg rating — 492 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Survival Game (The Apocalyp...

4.06 avg rating — 193 ratings — published 2016 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Angel Stations

3.54 avg rating — 361 ratings — published 2004 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Against Gravity

3.44 avg rating — 215 ratings — published 2005 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Gary Gibson…

Newsletter

Up until now I've been sending out a newsletter at most once or twice a year, most often when I have something coming out, but I've decided to switch that up a little and start sending out a monthly newsletter instead.

This decision comes after a lot of thought, but at the very least it's going to function mostly as a replacement for the blog. I don't blog much on my website these days (although I Read more of this blog post »
1 like ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on April 13, 2020 01:27
Stealing Light Nova War Empire of Light Marauder
(4 books)
by
3.76 avg rating — 6,996 ratings

Final Days The Thousand Emperors
(2 books)
by
3.75 avg rating — 1,488 ratings

Extinction Game Survival Game Doomsday Game
(3 books)
by
3.80 avg rating — 967 ratings

Ghost Frequencies
(2 books)
by
4.04 avg rating — 51 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Gary’s Recent Updates

Gary Gibson wrote a new blog post

Newsletter

Up until now I've been sending out a newsletter at most once or twice a year, most often when I have something coming out, but I've decided to switch Read more of this blog post »
" Sorry Tristan, I somehow deleted your last post without knowing how I did it
. Good to hear you were able to get hold of the book at last.
"
Gary answered Tristan's question: Gary Gibson
Hi Tristan! There'll be a paperback edition of Doomsday Game coming out about a week before the Kindle edition - basically so it can arrive in people's hands around about the same date the ebook is released on May 1. Keep an eye on my blog, where I'l See Full Answer
Gary is now following
Gary is now following
17072713
Gary Gibson is accepting questions on his profile page.
Gary voted on a poll
For people who own both a iPad and another ereader (Kindle/Nook/Kobo/Sony/etc), which do you prefer reading on?

He voted for: eReader (Kindle/Nook/Kobo/Sony/etc)
More of Gary's books…

Polls

JUNE SCIENCE FICTION: This poll decides which two books will go on to the run off poll for June 2015's Science Fiction BOTM.

 
  25 votes, 30.5%

 
  22 votes, 26.8%

 
  11 votes, 13.4%

 
  8 votes, 9.8%

 
  7 votes, 8.5%

 
  6 votes, 7.3%

 
  3 votes, 3.7%

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Sword and Laser: DBS: European Space Opera ? 10 157 Mar 10, 2013 01:22PM  
Apocalypse Whenever: This topic has been closed to new comments. (CLOSED) What are you reading right now? (book titles should be clickable TEXT links!) 2082 1581 Jan 11, 2014 06:13AM  
Beyond Reality: Nominations for May 2014 31 76 Feb 26, 2014 04:42AM  
2015 Reading Chal...: Extinction Game by Gary Gibson 10 57 Jan 07, 2015 04:50AM  
Beyond Reality: Nominations for June 2015! 24 46 Mar 27, 2015 12:47AM  
Nothing But Readi...: Team Emerald 395 274 May 17, 2015 09:36PM  
The Seasonal Read...: Spring Challenge 2015: Reading Plans 50 342 May 29, 2015 03:11PM  
Jeff Goins
“Our first job as artists, then, is to venture out, away from what we think we know in search of the new and unexplored. Great artists do this their entire lives, never staying stuck in a single style even when it brings wealth and fame.”
Jeff Goins, Real Artists Don't Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age

Jeff Goins
“The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money. —KARL MARX”
Jeff Goins, Real Artists Don't Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age

52937 Around the World in 80 Books — 21412 members — last activity 10 hours, 36 min ago
Reading takes you places. Where in the world will your next book take you? If you love world literature, translated works, travel writing, or explorin ...more
527 Building a SciFi/Fantasy Library — 3566 members — last activity Jul 28, 2020 02:48AM
Add your science-fiction or fantasy books to the list, but make sure it's not already there. . .no need for duplicate entries.



Comments (showing 1-2)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 2: by Felix

Felix What's next?


message 1: by Felix

Felix I love your books & thanks for the friends add!


back to top