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Gareth L. Powell

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Gareth L. Powell is an award-winning author from the UK. His alternate history thriller, Ack-Ack Macaque won the 2013 BSFA Award for Best Novel, spawned two sequels, and was shortlisted in the Best Translated Novel category for the 2016 Seiun Awards in Japan. His short fiction has appeared in a host of magazines and anthologies, including Interzone, Solaris Rising 3, and The Year’s Best Science Fiction, and his story ‘Ride The Blue Horse’ made the shortlist for the 2015 BSFA Award.

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Embers of War (Embers of Wa...

3.97 avg rating — 2,239 ratings — published 2018 — 13 editions
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Hive Monkey (Ack-Ack Macaqu...

3.82 avg rating — 285 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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The Recollection

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Ragged Alice

3.53 avg rating — 234 ratings — published 2019 — 4 editions
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Silversands

3.38 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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The Last Reef

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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

“Her fusion reactor came online, generating power for the jump engines. Deep in her belly, the engines began to spin up until the old ship felt she could leap the length of the universe in a single orgasmic bound.”
Gareth L. Powell, Macaque Attack!

“Hey, you know the old saying: If life gives you lemons, pull a gun on it and say, "Fuckyour lemons, where are the goddamn bananas?”
Gareth L. Powell, Hive Monkey

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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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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.


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!

Geoff
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