Gareth L. Powell GARETH L. POWELL is an award-winning science fiction and fantasy author from Bristol. He is probably best known for his 'Macaque Trilogy', especially the first book, Ack-Ack Macaque, which won the 2013 BSFA Award for Best Novel. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including six in Interzone, and he has received several 'honourable mentions' in Gardner Dozois's Best New SF collections. In 2007, one of his short stories came top of the Interzone annual readers' poll for best short story of the year. He has also co-written a novelette with Aliette de Bodard, and given guest lectures on creative writing at Bath Spa University. He has written articles for The Irish Times, SFX, SF Signal, Mass Movement Magazine, and Acoustic Magazine, and, in 2012, he achieved a boyhood ambition when he was given the chance to pen a strip for Britain's long-running sci-fi and fantasy comic, 2000 AD.
"Ack-Ack is an inspired creation, a monkey with attitude, issues and a hole where his heart should be, and his latest deftly plotted adventure is riotous fun." - The Guardian "More fun than a barrel of steampunk monkeys - It's an over-the-top, verbally caffeinated adventure story with smart, nasty ideas and plenty of pulp." - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel