Happy Birthday to Phillip Mann!

7 August 2017

We’s like to wish a Happy Birthday to the very talented Phillip Mann, who turns 75 today!

Probably best known for his Land Fit for Heroes sequence, Phillip fell silent in the mid-90s, not publishing any new SF until 2013 when <ahem> Gollancz published his critically acclaimed The Disestablishment of Paradise, which was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award and John W. Campbell Memorial Award.

If you’d like to know more about Phillip and The Disestablishment of Paradise, you’re in luck! He wrote this fascinating piece about his career, books – and a potted history of Gollancz – for his blog, to celebrate publication.


Happy Birthday, Phillip!


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

About Darren Nash

I'm Digital Publisher at Gollancz, responsible for the SF Gateway and SF Masterworks. Digitally, I can be found here, on Twitter at @SFGateway (officially) and @thenashmeister (unofficially). In meat space, I operate from a secret base inside a dormant volcano, on a remote pacific island that - mysteriously - doesn't appear on any official maps. Possibly. View all posts by Darren Nash → This entry was posted in Anniversaries, Authors, Essentials and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.