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Hi, my name’s Gareth.

If you’re a fan of my work, you’ll find updates on my latest releases, events, and projects. If you’re an aspiring author in search of inspiration and advice, you’ll find plenty of that, too.

  1. As a free subscriber, you’ll get a free monthly newsletter containing updates on my forthcoming books, event appearances, and other news, and recommendations for books and other media I’ve been enjoying.

  2. As a paid subscriber, you’ll get exclusive new posts focussed on writing advice, science fiction, future tech, and the occasional piece of brand new short fiction, as well as access to the entire archive of past posts.

Who am I?

I’m a British author known for using fast-paced, character-driven science fiction to explore big ideas and themes of identity, loss, and the human condition. I have twice won the coveted British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel, and been a finalist for the Locus, British Fantasy, Seiun, and Canopus awards. I also write a monthly column for The Engineer magazine. I have taught classes in writing at a number of universities and my bestselling guide About Writing is available in hardback from Gollancz.

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The official newsletter of award-winning author Gareth L. Powell, covering book news, future tech, and advice for aspiring genre authors.


Gareth L. Powell

Author of 18 published books, including EMBERS OF WAR and DESCENDANT MACHINE from Titan Books and ABOUT WRITING from Gollancz. Here to share book news, personal updates, future speculation, and writing tips.