Tag Archive for science fiction

Interview with Jeff Noon

Science fiction authors Jeff Noon and Matthew De Abaitua

I was invited by the BSFA to interview Jeff Noon to mark the publication of his new novel A Man of Shadows. I first read Jeff Noon’s Vurt in the 90s and my first published short story ‘Inbetween’ appeared in anthology of rave fiction called Disco Biscuits along with a story by Jeff. Chad Dixon…

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.

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…

How to Write Science Fiction

how to write science fiction

Not that I consider myself an expert. A neophyte, still. But I’ve gleaned some ideas from other more experienced writers and put together an article on writing science fiction for Publishing Talk, here.   Here is an extract about robots: Robots replace workers, and they always have, ever since a sorcerer first summoned a golem…

Angry Robot acquire novels

Giddy with excitement, I can announce that publisher Angry Robot have acquired my next two SF novels: IF THEN, for publication in the UK and US in September 2015, and The Destructives in 2016. The full announcement is on the Angry Robot site. IF THEN is finished and I’m keen to discover what readers make…