Gateway Essentials: Colin Greenland

17 May 2017

Colin Greenland was born in Dover, Kent, on this day in 1954, and educated at Oxford,  is the author of a number of acclaimed science fiction and fantasy novels, including the BSFA and Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning Take Back Plenty. He has contributed short stories to many anthologies and magazines as well as reviews of new fiction for the Guardian, Independent, and many other publications. He has also had stories broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

Colin Greenland’s first published book was a revised version of his PhD thesis – The Entropy Exhibition: Michael Moorcock and the UK “New Wave” (1983) – and his forst published novel was 1984’s Daybreak on a Different Mountain. He served as Reviews Editor of Foundation: The Review of Science Fiction from 1990 to 1995, and was one of thefounding editors of the influential British SF magazine Interzone.

We recommend starting with his SF Masterwork, Take Back Plenty, which (as we state above) won the BSFA and Arthur C. Clarke Awards – beating fields that contained such luminaries as Iain M. Banks, Mary Gentle, Pat Murphy, Dan Simmons and William Gibson & Bruce Sterling.

SF Masterworks paperback | SF Gateway eBook

And once you finish Take Back Plenty and find yourself thirsty for more, we suggest moving on to the Gateway Essentials:

You can find more of Colin Greenland’s work via his Author page on the Gateway website and read about him in his entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

About Darren Nash

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