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Susannah J. Bell

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I am a writer of science fiction and other strange and surreal works. I mostly write novels and the occasional novelette. My published works include A Doorway into Ultra, the Fleet Quintet and the Exodus Sequence. I live in London in an attic flat but really want to live in a tree. I wanted to be an astrophysicist but would settle for an alien abduction. I write because I don’t know what to read.

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Susannah J. Bell In the passage outside the bathroom, the trapdoor opened, revealing beyond its white square a darkness so malevolent it must contain something barely…moreIn the passage outside the bathroom, the trapdoor opened, revealing beyond its white square a darkness so malevolent it must contain something barely alive. Shivering behind the closed bathroom door, I waited to hear that single breath.(less)
Susannah J. Bell I always find this a really hard questions! I love Lindsay Davis but only her Falco books. I also love Robert Harris - but neither of these are SF. I…moreI always find this a really hard questions! I love Lindsay Davis but only her Falco books. I also love Robert Harris - but neither of these are SF. I used to love Dan Simmons but haven't read anything by him recently. My most favourite Sci-Fi books is probably Cosm by Gregory Benford. I also like Alistair Reynolds (earlier) books. Have had a problem with recent SF in general in that I can't find anything I like to read. I have read The Handmaid's Tale, though - grim stuff! Looking forward to watching the TV series. (less)
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A Doorway into Ultra

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Transference (Fleet Quintet...

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Spooked (Exodus Sequence #4)

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Commences (Fleet Quintet #4)

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Woken (Exodus Sequence #7)

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Suicided (Exodus Sequence #5)

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The Exodus Sequence

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V. Gomenzi (Fleet Quintet #3)

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Caged (Exodus Sequence #9)

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One of the difficulties I had in That Difficult Novel was finding the right name for the protagonist.  When I first created the novel (many years before I actually began work on it), I really fancied calling her Ygraine.  But this is a famous name in a famous tale with huge historical connotations, so using it would be a deliberate act, a direct reference to Arthurian legend.  As I had no reaso...

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Kurt Chambers Thank you so much for the follow, Susannah :) Pleased to meet you!


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