Jeremy Szal

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Jeremy Szal was born in 1995 in the outback of Australia, where he was raised by wild dingos and nurtured a taste for weird ales. He writes about galactic nightmares, little traumas and broken people looking for hope in dark worlds. His science-fiction has appeared in Nature, Abyss & Apex, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Tor.com, the Drabblecast, and multiple anthologies.

His debut novel, STORMBLOOD, a character-driven space opera is out Feb 2020 from Gollancz/Orion Publishing as the first in a trilogy.

He's the fiction editor for Hugo-winning podcast StarShipSofa where he has worked as audio producer with George R. R. Martin, William Gibson, Harlan Ellison and others. He is represented by John Jarrold of the John Jarrold Literary Agency, a
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