Isaac Asimov was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer who wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards, his books have been published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification. Asimov wrote hard science fiction. Along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, Asimov was considered one of the "Big Three" science fiction writers during his lifetime. Asimov's most famous work is the "Foundation" series; the Galactic Empire novels are set in earlier history of the same fictional universe as the Foundation series. With Foundation and Earth, he linked this distant future to the Robot stories, creating a unified "future history" for his stories much like those pioneered by Robert A. Heinlein and produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson, he wrote hundreds of short stories, including the social science fiction novelette "Nightfall", which in 1964 was voted the best short science fiction story of all time by the Science Fiction Writers of America.
Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science-fiction novels using the pen name Paul French. Asimov wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as much nonfiction. Most of his popular science books explain concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage. Examples include Guide to Science, the three-volume set Understanding Physics, Asimov's Chronology of Science and Discovery, he wrote on numerous other scientific and non-scientific topics, such as chemistry, mathematics, biblical exegesis, literary criticism. He was president of the American Humanist Association; the asteroid 5020 Asimov, a crater on the planet Mars, a Brooklyn elementary school, a literary award are named in his honor. Asimov's family name derives from the first part of azimy khleb, meaning the winter grain in which his great-great-great-grandfather dealt, with the Russian patronymic ending -ov added. Azimov is spelled Азимов in the Cyrillic alphabet.
When the family arrived in the United States in 1923 and their name had to be spelled in the Latin alphabet, Asimov's father spelled it with an S, believing this letter to be pronounced like Z, so it became Asimov. This inspired one of Asimov's short stories, "Spell My Name with an S."Asimov refused early suggestions of using a more common name as a pseudonym, believed that its recognizability helped his career. After becoming famous, he met readers who believed that "Isaac Asimov" was a distinctive pseudonym created by an author with a common name. Asimov was born in Petrovichi, Smolensk Oblast, Russian SFSR on an unknown date between October 4, 1919 and January 2, 1920, inclusive. Asimov celebrated his birthday on January 2. Asimov's parents were a family of Jewish millers, he was named Isaac after Isaac Berman. When he was born, his family lived in Petrovichi near Klimovichi, Gomel Governorate in the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. Asimov wrote of his father, "My father, for all his education as an Orthodox Jew, was not Orthodox in his heart", noting that "he didn't recite the myriad prayers prescribed for every action, he never made any attempt to teach them to me".
In 1921, Asimov and 16 other children in Petrovichi developed double pneumonia. Only Asimov survived, he had two younger siblings: a sister, a brother, vice-president of the Long Island Newsday. Asimov's family travelled to the United States via Liverpool on the SS Baltic, arriving on February 3, 1923 when he was three years old. Since his parents always spoke Yiddish and English with him, he never learned Russian, but he remained fluent in Yiddish as well as English. Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Asimov taught himself to read at the age of five, his mother got him into first grade a year early by claiming he was born on September 7, 1919. In third grade he learned about the "error" and insisted on an official correction of the date to January 2. After becoming established in the U. S. his parents owned a succession of candy stores in which everyone in the family was expected to work. The candy stores sold newspapers and magazines, a fact that Asimov credited as a major influence in his lifelong love of the written word, as it presented him with an unending supply of new reading material as a child that he could not have otherwise afforded.
He became a naturalized U. S. citizen in 1928 at the age of eight. Asimov attended New York City public schools including Boys High School in Brooklyn. Graduating at 15, he attended the City College of New York for several days before accepting a scholarship at Seth Low Junior College, a branch of Columbia University in Downtown Brooklyn designed to absorb some of the Jewish and Italian-American students who applied to Columbia College the institution's primary undergraduate school for men with quotas on the number of admissions from those ethnic groups. A zoology major, Asimov switched to chemistry after his first semester as he disapproved of "dissecting an alley cat". After Seth Low Junior College closed in 1938, Asimov finished his Bachelor of Science degree at University Extension in 1939. After two rounds
Gregory Benford is an American science fiction author and astrophysicist, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine. He is a contributing editor of Reason magazine. Benford wrote the Galactic Center Saga science fiction novels; the series postulates a galaxy in which sentient organic life is in constant warfare with sentient electromechanical life. In 1969 he wrote "The Scarred Man", the first story about a computer virus, published in 1970. Benford was born in Mobile and grew up in Robertsdale and Fairhope. Graduating Phi Beta Kappa, he received a Bachelor of Science in physics in 1963 from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, followed by a Master of Science from the University of California, San Diego in 1965, a doctorate there in 1967; that same year he married Joan Abbe. They are the parents of two children. Benford modeled characters in several of his novels after his wife, most prominently the heroine of Artifact, she died in 2002.
Benford has an identical twin brother, Jim Benford, with whom he has collaborated on science fiction stories. Both got their start in science fiction fandom, with Gregory being a co-editor of the science fiction fanzine Void. Benford has said, he has been a long-time resident of California. Gregory Benford's first professional sale was the story "Stand-In" in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, which won second prize in a short story contest based on a poem by Doris Pitkin Buck. In 1969, he began writing a science column for Amazing Stories. Benford tends to write hard science fiction which incorporates the research he is doing as a practical scientist, he has worked on collaborations with David Brin and Gordon Eklund. His time-travel novel Timescape won both the John W. Campbell Memorial Award; the scientific procedural novel loaned its title to a line of science fiction published by Pocket Books. In the late 1990s, he wrote Foundation's Fear, one of an authorized sequel trilogy to Isaac Asimov's Foundation series.
Other novels published in that period include several near-future science thrillers: Cosm, The Martian Race and Eater. Benford has served as an editor of numerous alternate history anthologies as well as collections of Hugo Award winners, he has been nominated for four Hugo Awards and 12 Nebula Awards. In addition to Timescape, he won the Nebula for the novelette "If the Stars Are Gods". In 2005 the MIT SF Society awarded him the Asimov Prize. Benford was a guest of honour at Aussiecon Three, the 1999 Worldcon, he remains a regular contributor to science fiction fanzines, for example Apparatchik. In 2016 Benford was the recipient of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society Forry Award Lifetime Achievement Award in the Field of Science Fiction. Gregory Benford is Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Irvine. With more than 200 scientific publications, his research encompassed both theory and experiments in the fields of astrophysics and plasma physics, his research has been supported by other agencies.
He is an ongoing advisor to NASA, DARPA and the CIA. Benford's work in physics at the University of California focused on theoretical and experimental plasma physics, including studies of strong turbulence in astrophysical contexts, studies of magnetic structures from the galactic center to large-scale galactic jets. Working in collaboration with, among others, science fiction writers Cramer and Landis, Benford worked on a theoretical study of the physics of wormholes, which pointed out that wormholes, if formed in the early universe, could still exist in the present day if they were wrapped in a negative-mass cosmic string; such wormholes could be detected by gravitational lensing. In 2004, Benford proposed that the harmful effects of global warming could be reduced by the construction of a rotating Fresnel lens 1,000 kilometres across, floating in space at the Lagrangian point L1. According to Benford, this lens would diffuse the light from the Sun and reduce the solar energy reaching the Earth by 0.5% to 1%.
He estimated. His plan has been commented on in a variety of forums. A similar space sunshade was proposed in 1989 by J. T. Early, again in 1997 by Edward Teller, Lowell Wood, Roderick Hyde. In 2006, Benford pointed out one possible danger in this approach: if this lens were built and global warming were avoided, there would be less incentive to reduce greenhouse gases, humans might continue to produce too much carbon dioxide until it caused some other environmental catastrophe, such as a chemical change in ocean water that could be disastrous to ocean life. Benford serves on the steering committee of the Mars Society, he has advocated human cryopreservation, for example by signing an open letter to support research into cryonics, being a member of Alcor, by being an advisor to a UK cryonics and cryopreservation advocacy group. Gregory Benford retired from the University of California in 2006 in order to found and develop Genescient Corporation. Genescient is a new generation biotechnology company that combines evolutionary genomics with massive selective screening to analyze and exploit the genetics of model animal and human whole genomes.
This enables Genescient to develop novel therapeutics. Phi Beta Kappa Woodrow Wilson Fellow Fellow of the American Physical Society Vi
Stephen Baxter (author)
Stephen Baxter is an English hard science fiction author. He has degrees in engineering. Influenced by SF pioneer H. G. Wells, Baxter has been Vice-President of the international H. G. Wells Society since 2006, his fiction falls into three main categories of original work plus a fourth category, extending other authors' writing. Baxter's "Future History" mode is based on research into hard science, it encompasses the Xeelee Sequence, which of seven novels, plus three volumes collecting the 52 short pieces in the series, all of which fit into a single timeline stretching from the Big Bang singularity of the past to his Timelike Infinity singularity of the future. These stories begin in the present day and end when the Milky Way galaxy collides with Andromeda five billion years in the future; the central narrative is that of Humanity rising and evolving to become the second most powerful race in the universe, next to the god-like Xeelee. Character development tends to take second place to the depiction of advanced theories and ideas, such as the true nature of the Great Attractor, naked singularities and the great battle between Baryonic and Dark Matter lifeforms.
The Manifold Trilogy is another example of Baxter's future history mode more conceptual than the Xeelee sequence – each novel is focused on a potential explanation of the Fermi Paradox. The two-part disaster series Flood and Ark which fits into this category, where catastrophic events unfold in the near future and Humanity must adapt to survive in three radically different planetary environments. In 2013, Baxter released his short story collection entitled Universes which featured stories set in Flood/Ark, Jones & Bennet and Anti-Ice universes. Baxter signed a contract for two new books, titled Proxima and Ultima, both of which are names of planets, they were released in 2013 and 2014, respectively. A second category in Baxter's work is based on readings in evolutionary biology and human/animal behaviour. Elements of this appear in his future histories; the major work in this category is Evolution, which imagines the evolution of humanity in the Earth's past and future. The Mammoth Trilogy, written for young adults, shares similar themes and concerns as it explores the present and future of a small herd of mammoths found surviving on an island in the Arctic Ocean.
A third category of Baxter's fiction is alternate history, based on research into history. These stories are more human, with characters portrayed with care; this includes his NASA Trilogy, which incorporates a great deal of research into NASA and its history, the Time's Tapestry series, which features science-fictional interventions into our past from an alternate-history future. The novel Anti-Ice is an earlier example of Baxter's blending of alternate history with science fiction, his most recent work in this direction is the Northland Trilogy, an alternate prehistory that begins with Stone Spring, set ten thousand years ago in the Stone Age, followed by Bronze Summer and Iron Winter, set in alternate versions of the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. In 2009, Baxter became a judge for the Sidewise Award for Alternate History, the first former winner among the panel. Another category, outside of the main body of Baxter's independent work, is sequels and installments of science-fiction classics.
His first novel to achieve wide recognition was The Time Ships, an authorised sequel to H. G. Wells' The Time Machine; the Time Odyssey series, a trilogy co-authored with Arthur C. Clarke, is connected to Clarke's four Space Odyssey novels; the trilogy consists of Time's Eye and Firstborn. Another novel is based on a synopsis written by The Light of Other Days. Baxter has published a Doctor Who novel, The Wheel of Ice, his most recent sequel is "The Massacre of Mankind", an authorised sequel to H. G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds". In 2010, Baxter began working on a new series with Terry Pratchett; this collaboration produced five books, The Long Earth, The Long War, The Long Mars, The Long Utopia and The Long Cosmos. Baxter has written non-fiction essays and columns for such publications as Critical Wave and the British SF Association's Matrix. Baxter's story "Last Contact" was nominated for the 2008 Hugo Award for best short story. Baxter was born 13 November 1957 in Liverpool and studied at St Edward's College, a Catholic grammar school.
He read mathematics at Cambridge University, obtained a doctorate in engineering at Southampton University, received an MBA from Henley Management College. Baxter taught maths and information technology before becoming a full-time author in 1995, he is a chartered engineer and fellow of the British Interplanetary Society. Official website Stephen Baxter at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database Stephen Baxter at Library of Congress Authorities, with 59 catalogue records
Sheila Williams is the editor of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine. Sheila grew up in a family of five in western Massachusetts, her mother had a master's degree in microbiology. Ms. Williams’ interest in science fiction came from her father who read Edgar Rice Burroughs books to her as a child. Ms. Williams received a bachelor's degree from Elmira College in Elmira, New York, although she studied at the London School of Economics during her junior year, she received. She has two daughters, she became interested in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine while studying philosophy at Washington University. In 1982 she was hired at the magazine, worked with Isaac Asimov for ten years. While working there, she co-founded the Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing. In 2004, with the retirement of Gardner Dozois, she became the editor of the magazine. Along with Gardner Dozois she edited the "Isaac Asimov's" anthology series, she co-edited A Woman's Liberation: A Choice of Futures by and About Women with Connie Willis.
She has edited a retrospective anthology of fiction published by Asimov's: Asimov's Science Fiction: 30th Anniversary Anthology. Booklist called the book "A gem, a credit to editor Williams." Most she edited Enter a Future: Fantastic Tales from Asimov's Science Fiction. She won the Hugo Award for Best Short Form Editor in 2011 and 2012. Willis, Connie & Sheila Williams, eds.. A woman's liberation: a choice of futures by and about women. New York: Warner Books. Williams, Sheila, ed.. Asimov's Science Fiction: 30th anniversary anthology. Tachyon Publications. Williams, Sheila. "Martin Gardner". Asimov's Science Fiction. 35: 4. —. "¡Ay, caramba!". Asimov's Science Fiction. 35: 4–5. —. "The 2012 Dell Magazines Award". Asimov's Science Fiction. 36: 4–5. —. "Merry Armageddon". Asimov's Science Fiction. 36: 4–5. —. "Perils of time travel". Asimov's Science Fiction. 37: 4–5. —. "The distaff stuff". Asimov's Science Fiction. 37: 4–5. —. "TFNG". Asimov's Science Fiction. 37: 4–5. —. "Luna's first heroes". Asimov's Science Fiction. 37: 3–4.
—. "The 2013 Dell Magazines Award". Asimov's Science Fiction. 37: 3–4. —. "On not dying of the light". Asimov's Science Fiction. 37: 4–5. —. "Twenty-Seventh Annual Readers' Awards results". Asimov's Science Fiction. 37: 4, 6–7. CS1 maint: Date format —. "Living in a science fictional universe". Asimov's Science Fiction. 37: 4–5. —. "A once in a lifetime day". Asimov's Science Fiction. 38: 4–6. Williams, Sheila. "In memoriam: Steven Utley, 1948-2013". Asimov's Science Fiction. 37: 5. Sheila Williams at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
International Standard Serial Number
An International Standard Serial Number is an eight-digit serial number used to uniquely identify a serial publication, such as a magazine. The ISSN is helpful in distinguishing between serials with the same title. ISSN are used in ordering, interlibrary loans, other practices in connection with serial literature; the ISSN system was first drafted as an International Organization for Standardization international standard in 1971 and published as ISO 3297 in 1975. ISO subcommittee TC 46/SC 9 is responsible for maintaining the standard; when a serial with the same content is published in more than one media type, a different ISSN is assigned to each media type. For example, many serials are published both in electronic media; the ISSN system refers to these types as electronic ISSN, respectively. Conversely, as defined in ISO 3297:2007, every serial in the ISSN system is assigned a linking ISSN the same as the ISSN assigned to the serial in its first published medium, which links together all ISSNs assigned to the serial in every medium.
The format of the ISSN is an eight digit code, divided by a hyphen into two four-digit numbers. As an integer number, it can be represented by the first seven digits; the last code digit, which may be 0-9 or an X, is a check digit. Formally, the general form of the ISSN code can be expressed as follows: NNNN-NNNC where N is in the set, a digit character, C is in; the ISSN of the journal Hearing Research, for example, is 0378-5955, where the final 5 is the check digit, C=5. To calculate the check digit, the following algorithm may be used: Calculate the sum of the first seven digits of the ISSN multiplied by its position in the number, counting from the right—that is, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, respectively: 0 ⋅ 8 + 3 ⋅ 7 + 7 ⋅ 6 + 8 ⋅ 5 + 5 ⋅ 4 + 9 ⋅ 3 + 5 ⋅ 2 = 0 + 21 + 42 + 40 + 20 + 27 + 10 = 160 The modulus 11 of this sum is calculated. For calculations, an upper case X in the check digit position indicates a check digit of 10. To confirm the check digit, calculate the sum of all eight digits of the ISSN multiplied by its position in the number, counting from the right.
The modulus 11 of the sum must be 0. There is an online ISSN checker. ISSN codes are assigned by a network of ISSN National Centres located at national libraries and coordinated by the ISSN International Centre based in Paris; the International Centre is an intergovernmental organization created in 1974 through an agreement between UNESCO and the French government. The International Centre maintains a database of all ISSNs assigned worldwide, the ISDS Register otherwise known as the ISSN Register. At the end of 2016, the ISSN Register contained records for 1,943,572 items. ISSN and ISBN codes are similar in concept. An ISBN might be assigned for particular issues of a serial, in addition to the ISSN code for the serial as a whole. An ISSN, unlike the ISBN code, is an anonymous identifier associated with a serial title, containing no information as to the publisher or its location. For this reason a new ISSN is assigned to a serial each time it undergoes a major title change. Since the ISSN applies to an entire serial a new identifier, the Serial Item and Contribution Identifier, was built on top of it to allow references to specific volumes, articles, or other identifiable components.
Separate ISSNs are needed for serials in different media. Thus, the print and electronic media versions of a serial need separate ISSNs. A CD-ROM version and a web version of a serial require different ISSNs since two different media are involved. However, the same ISSN can be used for different file formats of the same online serial; this "media-oriented identification" of serials made sense in the 1970s. In the 1990s and onward, with personal computers, better screens, the Web, it makes sense to consider only content, independent of media; this "content-oriented identification" of serials was a repressed demand during a decade, but no ISSN update or initiative occurred. A natural extension for ISSN, the unique-identification of the articles in the serials, was the main demand application. An alternative serials' contents model arrived with the indecs Content Model and its application, the digital object identifier, as ISSN-independent initiative, consolidated in the 2000s. Only in 2007, ISSN-L was defined in the
Paul Douglas Cornell is a British writer best known for his work in television drama as well as Doctor Who fiction, as the creator of one of the Doctor's spin-off companions, Bernice Summerfield. As well as Doctor Who, other British television dramas for which he has written include Robin Hood, Casualty, Holby City and Coronation Street. For US television, he has contributed an episode to the modern-day set Sherlock Holmes series Elementary. Cornell has written for a number of British comics, as well as Marvel Comics and DC Comics in America, has had six original novels published in addition to his Doctor Who fiction. Known in Doctor Who fan circles, Cornell's professional writing career began in 1990 when he was a winner in a young writers' competition and his entry, Kingdom Come, was produced and screened on BBC Two. Soon after, he wrote Timewyrm: Revelation, a novel for the Virgin New Adventures series of Doctor Who novels. Timewyrm: Revelation was a reworking of a serialised fan fiction piece Cornell had penned for the fanzine Queen Bat.
Several other Doctor Who novels followed, including the award-winning Human Nature. Cornell began working for Granada Television, where he wrote for the popular children's medical drama Children's Ward and created his own children's series Wavelength for Yorkshire Television, which ran for two series, he made the crossover to working in adult television full-time in 1996, when he was one of the main contributors to Granada's supernatural soap opera Springhill, which ran for two years on Sky One and on Channel 4. After a short stint on Coronation Street, he began working for other production companies, including contributing an episode in 1999 to Red Production Company's anthology drama series Love in the 21st Century for Channel 4, his episode, entitled Masturbation, starred Ioan Gruffudd as Jack. He was due to be one of the writers on Red Production Company's planned Queer as Folk spin-off series Misfits, but the series was never made, being abruptly cancelled by Channel 4. In the 21st century he has written for the BBC, contributing episodes to all three of their regular medical dramas: Casualty, Holby City and the daytime soap opera Doctors.
He contributed to the 1950s-set Sunday evening prime time drama series Born and Bred and was one of the writers of the 2005 series revival of Doctor Who, writing the episode "Father's Day". The episode was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form in 2006 and came third in terms of votes for its category. Cornell wrote a two-part story for Doctor Who's 2007 series, based on his 1995 Virgin New Adventures novel Human Nature; the title of the first episode was "Human Nature", while the second was titled "The Family of Blood". In 2008, the two episodes were nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form. In February 2006, Cornell announced in a post on his weblog that he would be writing an episode for the BBC's forthcoming Robin Hood, produced by Tiger Aspect Productions for the same Saturday evening family slot as Doctor Who, he announced on his blog that he was writing a second Robin Hood episode for in the first series. His first episode, "Who Shot the Sheriff?", aired on BBC One on 21 October 2006.
His second, "A Thing or Two About Loyalty", followed on 2 December 2006. He wrote an episode for the second season of another Saturday evening family adventure programme, the ITV science-fiction series Primeval, transmitted in February 2008, he wrote the one-off pilot Pulse, shown on BBC Three in early June 2010. Outside of television, he has been active in various other media, having written six Doctor Who novels for Virgin Publishing and BBC Books during the 1990s, three Doctor Who audio dramas for Big Finish Productions and a animated internet-broadcast Doctor Who adventure, Scream of the Shalka for bbc.co.uk in 2003. He has written two mainstream science-fiction novels, Something More and British Summertime for Gollancz, various novels, short stories and audio dramas based around a character he created for the New Adventures, Professor Bernice Summerfield, whom he licensed to Big Finish Productions, he has co-authored several non-fiction books on television, including The Guinness Book of Classic British TV, X-treme Possibilities, The Discontinuity Guide.
He has written comics, both for Doctor Who Magazine and the 2000 AD spin-off Judge Dredd Megazine. He has written Wisdom, a 6-issue limited series for Marvel Comics' MAX imprint, featuring the character Peter Wisdom, with art by Trevor Hairsine and Manuel Garcia, it was announced at the 2007 Wizard World Chicago comic book convention that Cornell would be following Chris Claremont on Marvel's New Excalibur. Plans were subsequently changed with the cancellation of the New Excalibur title and Cornell's new project was announced as being titled Captain Britain and MI: 13; the third trade paperback, Vampire State, was nominated for the 2010 "Best Graphic Story" Hugo Award. Cornell has written Young Avengers Presents No. 4 and a Fantastic Four mini-series comic, True Story, which started in July 2008, which featured the team encountering characters from the pages of literary classics. In 2008, he wrote a comic, he has written the Young Avengers limited series that ties into Dark Reign and Black Widow: Deadly Origin a mini-series that ties into the character's appearance in Iron Man 2.
Cornell became the next Action Comics
Neal Asher is an English science fiction writer. He lives near Chelmsford. Both of Asher's parents are educators and science fiction fans. Although he began writing speculative fiction in secondary school, Asher did not turn to writing until he was 25, he worked as a machinist and machine programmer and as a gardener from 1979 to 1987. Asher identifies The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and other fantasy work including Roger Zelazny’s The Chronicles of Amber series as important early creative influences. Asher published his first short story in 1989. In 2000 he was offered a three-book contract by Pan Macmillan, his first full length novel Gridlinked was published in 2001; this was the first in a series of novels made up of Gridlinked, The Line of Polity, Brass Man, Polity Agent, Line War. Asher is published by Tor, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, in the UK, by Tor Books in the United States; the majority of Asher's work is set in the "Polity" universe. It encompasses many classic science fiction tropes including world-ruling artificial intelligences, hive minds and aliens.
His novels are characterized by violent encounters. While his work is epic in scope and thus nominally space opera, its graphic and aggressive tone is more akin to cyberpunk; when combined with the way that Asher's main characters are acting to preserve social order or improve their society, these influences could place his work in the subgenre known as post-cyberpunk. In 2017, Asher is set to write the "Rise of the Jain" trilogy, three novels based in the Polity universe; the Departure Zero Point Jupiter War Mindgames: Fool's Mate The Parasite Cowl, Philip K. Dick Award nominee The Engineer - Contains the novella of the same name and 6 stories; the Engineer Snairls Spatterjay Jable Sharks The Thrake Proctors The Owner Runcible Tales Always with You Blue Holes Dragon in the Flower The Gire & the Bibrat Walking John & Bird The Engineer ReConditioned - Reprint of The Engineer with three additional stories. The Engineer Snairls Spatterjay Jable Sharks The Thrake Proctors The Owner The Tor-Beast's Prison Tiger Tiger The Gurnard The Gabble: And Other Stories Softly Spoke the Gabbleduck Putrefactors Garp and Geronamid The Sea of Death Alien Archaeology Acephalous Dreams Snow in the Desert Choudapt Adaptogenic The Gabble Africa Zero - Contains 3 novellas.
Africa Zero The Army of God The Sauraman Owning the Future: Short Stories Memories of Earth Shell Game The Rhine’s World Incident Owner Space Strood The Other Gun Bioship Scar Tissue The Veteran British Fantasy Society Award nomination, 1999, for stories "Sucker" and "Mason's Rats III". Neal Asher page at Authortrek. Online 25 March 2008. Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2008. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale, 2008. Document Number: H1000162683. Online. 25 March 2008. Neal Asher's personal website Neal Asher's blog Neal Asher at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database Neal Asher's online fiction at Free Speculative Fiction Online Infinity Plus profile The ZONE interview Story behind Zero Point - Essay by Neal Asher