Paul McAuley is the author of numerous science fiction novels, including "Whole Wide World," "The Secret of Life," and the acclaimed Confluence Trilogy. He has a Ph.D. in botany and has worked as a researcher in biology at various universities, including Oxford and UCLA. He lives in London.
"White Devils is a breathtakingly plausible thriller, as fast-paced as, say, a Michael Crichton . . . but a helluva lot scarier."--"San Diego Union Tribune" on "White Devils" ..".everything a thriller should be - intellectually adventurous, compulsively readable, and a little chilling in its view of a world just around the corner from our own." --Lucius Shepard on "White Devils" "Stunning proof that McAuley now leads the world in science thrillers. Not just a gripping, insightful novel, but a genuinely important book.Jaw-droppingly good."--Michael Marshall on "White Devils" "McAuley is one of our best." --"Locus" "One of our most versatile and talented SF writers." --"Publishers Weekly" "His prose is muscular, his dialogue crackling, his characters needy and vivid, and the plot races along." --"The Washington Post" on "Whole Wide World" "The author demonstrates his talent for creating an sf conspiracy thriller set in a near-future that is both disturbing and plausible." --"Library Journal" on "Whole Wide World" "A gripping conspiracy thriller." --"Starlog" on "Whole Wide World" "A clear success, with a sympathetic but reticent narrator, a masterful recapturing of classic hardboiled tonalities, and a setting that is chilling in its matter-of-fact acceptance of the loss of 20key freedoms." --"Locus" on "Whole Wide World" "McAuley thumps the pulpit for science and reason but always leaves room for the shrewd, passionate, ultimately hopeful human race in this vital contribution to SF." --"Booklist" on "The Secret of Life" ""The Secret of Life" is a laser-sharp biothriller. McAuley gives us an exhilarating, terrifying ride through tomorrow's zeitgeist." --Stephen Baxter