Bursting with brilliantly thought-provoking ideas on almost every page, Two Tribes is one of these rare novels that leaves you looking at the world in a new way.’ James Walton, Reader’s Digest, on Two Tribes

Read this for his mordant dissection of tribalism — why the sense of belonging can become so desperately destructive. Simon Ings, The Times, on Two Tribes

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My stories have been appearing in magazines and anthologies since 1990.  I have published eight novels and three short story collections.  The Turing Test won the Edge Hill Short Fiction Award in 2009.  Dark Eden was  the winner of the 2012 Arthur C. Clarke award.

My last novel was Beneath the World, a Sea   My latest short story collection is Spring Tide.  My latest novel, as of July  2020, is Two Tribes.

This site provides details of all my published books and short stories.  I am a somewhat intermittent blogger.  Blog posts which I think might be of slightly more enduring interest than the others are marked as BEST POSTS.

ISOLATION STORIES: I’m putting up some free stories for self-isolated people, during this Covid 19 episode.

Recent books:

JALI: My story ‘When Do We Get There?’ (read by Clare Corbett) is one of six stories in this audio collection from Audible.

AMERICA CITY‘An uneasy read that manages to feel both timely and urgent.’  (Liz Jensen, The Guardian.)

SPRING TIDE:  ‘Chris Beckett’s stunning third collection’ (Eric Brown, The Guardian).(America City and Spring Tide are both now available also as audio books.)

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