IF THEN reviews

Positive notices from Publishers Weekly, Locus, Interzone and Lovereading

The Red Men revisited

“‘The Red Men’ is an utterly vital work of near future SF that explores the emergence of artificial intelligence within the context of late-period capitalism”

Self & I

Living and working with Will Self

New

Teaching Creative Writing

matthew de abaitua creative writing university of essex

I am a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Essex. I teach Writing and Understanding Science Fiction to third-year undergraduates and writing the novel for postgraduates on the MA. Studying a Creative Writing degree at Essex. from University of Essex on Vimeo.

“A strong contender for the PKD Award”

Asimov's Science Fiction

Paul Di Filippo has reviewed The Destructives for Asimov’s Science Fiction. It’s a good review, insightful, from a critic who knows his stuff. A nice way to end the year. “What we have here is J. G. Ballard does John Varley, or David Marusek by way of M. John Harrison, with frostings of Philip K.…

Strange Horizons review IF THEN and The Destructives

Strange Horizons

Andy Sawyer has reviewed my two science fiction novels IF THEN and The Destructives for the prestigious Strange Horizons. He writes, “together they make one of the most intriguing and disturbing near-future speculations published for some years.” I responded to this review because it comes from an experienced and well-considered critic. According to his Wikipedia…

Strange Horizons review IF THEN and The Destructives

Strange Horizons

Andy Sawyer has reviewed my two science fiction novels IF THEN and The Destructives for the prestigious Strange Horizons. He writes, “together they make one of the most intriguing and disturbing near-future speculations published for some years.” I responded to this review because it comes from an experienced and well-considered critic. According to his Wikipedia…

IF THEN published in UK and US

Matthew De Abaitua reading IF THEN at Broadway Bookshop

My new novel IF THEN is out now, published by Angry Robot in the UK and US. We launched the novel with signings at Forbidden Planet in London and Birmingham, and then a packed party in Broadway Books in Broadway Market, Hackney, just down the road from where I live. I’m keen to discover what…

IF THEN cover

The cover of IF THEN by Matthew De Abaitua

I’m very pleased with the cover of IF THEN by Raid71. IF THEN ties two ends of the world together: a lost battle of the First World War and its consequences over a hundred years later in the lives of a post-collapse Sussex town. Raid71’s powerful cover brings these two devastating moments together, with a melancholic…