Angry Robot author Matthew de Abaitua



Matthew De Abaitua

Matthew De Abaitua lived and worked as Will Self’s amanuensis in a remote cottage in Suffolk, after he graduated with an MA in Creative Writing.

His short story ‘Inbetween’ was included in the bestselling anthology Disco Biscuits and adapted as a short film by Channel 4. His first novel The Red Men (Snowbooks 2007, Gollancz ebook 2013) was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. In 2013, the first chapter was adapted as a short film ‘Dr. Easy’ by directors Shynola (produced by Film4 and Warp) as a precursor to a feature film, currently in development. ‘Dr. Easy’ currently has had 237k views on Vimeo.

Matthew currently lectures on Creative Writing at Brunel University and Writing Science Fiction at the University of Essex.

Books by Matthew De Abaitua


Blog Posts

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 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)