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Paul J. McAuley
Paul McAuley’s first novel won the Philip K. Dick Award, and he has gone on to win almost all of the major awards in the field. For many years a research biologist, he now writes full-time. McAuley’s novel The Quiet War made several “best of the year” lists, including SF Site’s Reader’s Choice... show more



Paul McAuley’s first novel won the Philip K. Dick Award, and he has gone on to win almost all of the major awards in the field. For many years a research biologist, he now writes full-time. McAuley’s novel The Quiet War made several “best of the year” lists, including SF Site’s Reader’s Choice Top 10 SF and Fantasy Books of 2009. He lives in London. Visit him online at unlikelyworlds.blogspot.com .

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Birth date: April 23, 1955
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 3 years ago
The depth and breadth of what science fiction and fantasy fiction is changes with every passing year. The two dozen stories chosen for this book by award-winning anthologist Jonathan Strahan carefully maps this evolution, giving readers a captivating and always-entertaining look at the very best the...
Burgoo
Burgoo rated it 3 years ago
Great contemporary writers on an important topic. Go read it already.
spocksbro
spocksbro rated it 3 years ago
Aliens: Recent Encounters is a decent collection of stories, most dealing with the consequences of encounters between humans and aliens [duh]. I picked it off the new-book shelf at one of my libraries because I saw that it contained works from some of my favorites - Ursula K. Le Guin, Caitlín R. Kie...
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom
First off, before I talk about the book itself, I have to say something about the cover. It's awful. Really, home-made with MS Paint Kindle book cover awful. I really expected more from Gollancz and it also doesn't tie in at all with the covers for this author's previous books (see 400 Billion Stars...
Yzabel
Yzabel rated it 5 years ago
(I got a copy through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.)3.5 to 4 stars.This novel, while predictable in parts (in a more traditional, "cop-oriented" way), raised some interesting points in terms of what to expect in a near-future, or a parallel present, shaped by the presence of aliens. N...
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