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Gwyneth Jones

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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 was Spirit in 2010. She keeps a blog (intermittent) at and lives in Brighton with her husband, son, two cats called Ginger and Milo, and five goldfish.Hobbies include cooking, gardening, playing with her websites and staring out of the window.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 17 Sep 2011
By Jacob Glicklich - Published on
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Many of the stories are set in the Aleutian universe, further building a sense of that as one of the richer settings, very well imagined in its long term implications and margins. Also prominent across the story is presentation of imagined economies, the way class, job roles and overall materiality manifests as central, more so than inter-species conflict or space opera dynamics. Overall the collection makes a compelling case that Jones is a first rate short story writer as well as novelist and essayist. Highly recommended.
4.0 out of 5 stars Not for everyone, but good if you get it 25 Oct 2013
By Davidson - Published on
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Gwyneth Jones is one of my favourite authors, - not because she delivers space battles galore, but because she challenges me and does it with style. She writes beautifully and does what real sf should do: she upsets my world-view.

This is a collection of essays, so don't go looking for adventures, but if you want essays that present ideas well, then this is something that you should read.
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