I'm a science fiction writer based in Wales. I'm the author of ten novels and around fifty short stories. I've been published
since 1990, although I've been writing stories almost since I could hold a felt-tip. I have a background in astronomy. I spent
the twelve years leading up to 2004 as a scientist within the European Space Agency, of which about half that time was spent
working on S-Cam, the world's most advanced optical camera. After spending sixteen years in the Netherlands, I returned to
my native Wales in 2008.
My most recent novel, appearing in January 2012, was BLUE REMEMBERED EARTH. It is currently shortlisted for the John W
Campbell Award and the Lifeboat To The Stars award. My Doctor Who novel, HARVEST OF TIME - featuring Jon Pertwee's Doctor,
Jo Grant and The Master, will appear in June 2013. Forthcoming in August 2013 is ON THE STEEL BREEZE, the follow-up to BLUE
I maintain this website on a sporadic basis, but for more regular updates I recommend subscribing to my twitter feed (@AquilaRift)
and checking my blog.
Most recent update: May 2013. See Appearances for my promotional work relating to the Doctor Who book.