New US paperbacks and eBooks:
Re-issue covers

For readers in the US, Night Shade Books have brought out new paperback editions of seven of my earlier books that had previously been out of print there: Permutation City, Quarantine, Axiomatic, Diaspora, Distress, Schild’s Ladder and Teranesia.

For US readers seeking eBook editions of these works, see my eBooks page.

For readers outside the US, all of these titles are available, both in print and as eBooks, from Gollancz.

Next book:

To be published mid-2017, Night Shade Books (US).

Recent books:
The Clockwork Rocket The Eternal Flame The Arrows of Time

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Book One: The Clockwork Rocket, 2011, Night Shade Books (US), Gollancz (UK, Australia). Read an excerpt.

Book Two: The Eternal Flame, 2012, Night Shade Books (US), Gollancz (UK, Australia). Read an excerpt.

Book Three: The Arrows of Time, 2013/14, Gollancz (UK, Australia), Night Shade Books (US). Read an excerpt.

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Latest short:
• “Axiomatic”

A short film adapted from my story “Axiomatic” is almost finished. You can follow news of this on Twitter: @axiomatic_movie.

• “The Four Thousand, The Eight Hundred”

in Asimov’s SF, December 2015.

A hardback edition from Subterranean Press will be published in November 2016; pre-orders here.

• “Shadow Flock”

in Coming Soon Enough, edited by Stephen Cass; IEEE Spectrum, 2014. (eBook only) [Amazon US] [Amazon Australia] [Amazon UK]

• “Break My Fall”

in Reach For Infinity, edited by Jonathan Strahan; Solaris, 2014. [Amazon US] [Amazon UK] [Book Depository]

“In the Ruins”

A new story, free online on this web site.

Border Guards
“Border Guards”

Permutation City
Permutation City
The Planck Dive
“The Planck Dive”
Schild's Ladder
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