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Ian Whates
Ian Whates lives in a comfortable home down a quiet cul-de-sac in an idyllic Cambridgeshire village in the UK, which he shares with his partner Helen and their pets. Ian's love of science fiction began while still at school, manifesting when he produced an SF murder mystery as homework after... show more

Ian Whates lives in a comfortable home down a quiet cul-de-sac in an idyllic Cambridgeshire village in the UK, which he shares with his partner Helen and their pets. Ian's love of science fiction began while still at school, manifesting when he produced an SF murder mystery as homework after being set the essay title "The Language of Shakespeare", much to the bemusement of his English teacher. Ian also represented his school at various sports, including football, squash, and table tennis, while swimming saw him perform for both school and the county of Hertfordshire! Such athletic feats are now ancient history. These days he exercises only his mind and his imagination (and, occasionally, a cocker spaniel called Honey).In 2006 Ian launched independent publisher NewCon Press, quite by accident (buy him a pint sometime and he'll tell you about it). That same year he also resumed submitting short stories, and has now seen some 40 appear in different venues. He is currently the chairman of the British Science Fiction Association and co-organiser of the Newcon conventions in Northampton, UK.Ian also likes to write books, and has two novel sequences ongoing, the 'Noise' books (space opera) via Solaris, and the 'City of 100 Rows' series (urban fantasy with steampunk and SF overtones) through Angry Robot. Anxious not to have too much spare time on his hands, Ian started work a new SF series towards the end of 2010... So watch this space!
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Carmilla Reads
Carmilla Reads rated it 7 months ago
A wonderful anthology that not only presents us with 15 unique and compelling short tales but also answers the eternal question asked of authors – where do you get your ideas from? At the start of each story Storm Constantine tells us what inspired her to write it, often including some personal hist...
lindbergseth
lindbergseth rated it 4 years ago
Chip Shop Horrors – a dose of entertaining, murderous gluttony. Like carry-out food, Chip Shop is quick, tasty, and unhealthy (antagonists and protagonists would agree if they remained in condition to provide feedback). The food fare matches the menu; you are promised horror related to eating and th...
Garden-of-Stars
Garden-of-Stars rated it 5 years ago
Thank you to Rebellion for providing me with a copy of the book to review. I think this is the first anthology I have ever picked up where I can honestly say that I found something in every single story that I enjoyed, even if I didn’t enjoy the actual story itself as much – in the latter case there...
Bob @ Beauty in Ruins
Bob @ Beauty in Ruins rated it 6 years ago
Given how much I enjoyed last year's Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane, I was definitely eager to sample another batch of tales, as selected by Jonathan Oliver, when this one crossed my desk.While I didn't enjoy it quite as much, The End of the Road: An Anthology of Original Fiction is ...
FriedEgg
FriedEgg rated it 8 years ago
Only having read a short story by this author before, although several anthologies that he had edited, I was looking forward to reading a full novel by him. I wasn't really sure what to expect, least of which was I thought this was going to be SF but instead turned out to be some kind of urban fanta...
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