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Gwyneth Jones
Gwyneth Jones, born in Manchester UK, 14th February 1952, is the author of many novels for teenagers, fantasy, horror and thrillers, using the name Ann Halam, and several highly regarded sf and fantasy novels for adults. Her critical essays and reviews are collected in Deconstructing The... show more

Gwyneth Jones, born in Manchester UK, 14th February 1952, is the author of many novels for teenagers, fantasy, horror and thrillers, using the name Ann Halam, and several highly regarded sf and fantasy novels for adults. Her critical essays and reviews are collected in Deconstructing The Starships, 1999 and Imagination/Space 2009. Among other honours she's won two World Fantasy awards, the Children of the Night award, the Philip K Dick award, the BSFA award and the Pilgrim award for Science Fiction criticism. Several of her novels have been nominated for the Arthur C Clarke award, the latest being Spirit, 2009; she won the award for Bold As Love in 2002. She lives in Brighton, UK, with her husband and son, some goldfish and two cats called Ginger and Milo; likes old movies, practices yoga & has done some extreme tourism in her time. Hobbies include gardening, cooking, staring out of the window, and playing zelda.
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Birth date: February 14, 1952
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Blyth Book Blog
Blyth Book Blog rated it 2 years ago
I thought this had a lot of mediocre stories, with only a couple that were memorable and particularly interesting. I enjoyed the 22nd annual collection more.
bookaneer
bookaneer rated it 4 years ago
For such a short novella, Proof of Concept is packed to bursting with plot threads, thematic questions, and worldbuilding elements. The story takes place in a fascinating dystopian world where pollution and global warming have pushed the world's population into giant "hives" separated by toxic "Dead...
Sci-Fi & Scary
Sci-Fi & Scary rated it 4 years ago
Although it is only 176 (kindle) pages long, Proof of Concept feels like a novel length read. Not in the ‘it’s just slow and boring and feels like it’s taking forever way’ that one might assume, either. Instead, Gwyneth Jones does a great job of giving the reader so much story in a relatively short ...
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in libris rated it 6 years ago
This is another fine anthology edited by Mr. Strahan, and as he always does, he makes the reading order count. That is to say, as you march through the anthology, you'll note interesting connections between adjacent stories (not always, but there are some). But that is almost beside the point of my ...
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Brainycat's Occaisonal Reviews rated it 6 years ago
Brainycat's 5 "B"s:blood: 3boobs: 1bombs: 3bondage: 4blasphemy: 4Stars: 5Bechdel Test: PASSDeggan's Rule: PASSGay Bechdel Test: FAIL Please note: I don't review to provide synopses, I review to share a purely visceral reaction to books and perhaps answer some of the questions I ask when I'm contempl...
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