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Matthew De Abaitua

Matthew De Abaitua’s novel The Red Men was shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award and adapted into a short film ‘Dr Easy’ by Shynola and produced by Film4/Warp Films.

His science fiction novels IF THEN (Angry Robot, September 2015) and The Destructives (Angry Robot, 2016) complete the loose trilogy begun with The Red Men.

His second book was a memoir and history, The Art of Camping: The History and Practice of Sleeping Under the StarsThe Economist described it as one of the books of the year.

He lectures on creative writing and science fiction at the University of Essex and lives in Hackney.

Books by Matthew De Abaitua

Blog Posts
The Big Idea for Scalzi’s Whatever blog (November 17)
Storytelling and Chance Lessons from Magic: The Gathering for (March 16) 
Music To Write Science Fiction By for Fantasy Faction (March 16)
What Was Your Perspiration For Writing This Novel? for The Speculative Herald (February 16)
Penning A Loose Trilogy for Sci-Fi Bulletin (January 16)
Facebook and the First World War for Civilian Reader (September 15)
Using Real Places in Science Fiction for Sci-Fi Bulletin (September 15)
A Sense of Place for SFF World (August 15)
A Letter To My Teenage Self for Dear Teen Me (August 15)

Interview with Fantasy Faction (November 17)
Interview with BBC Radio 4 (July 17)
Interview with SFF World (April 16)
Interview with The Qwillery (March 16)
Interview with Strange Alliances (September 15)
Interview with SFF World (September 15)
Podcast interview with Traveler’s Steampunk Blog (August 15)