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Keith Brooke

Author of The Accord

79+ Works 660 Members 33 Reviews

About the Author

Keith Brooke is the author of 11 science-fiction and fantasy novels, including The Accord and Genetopia. Founder of the online genre fiction showcase, infinity plus, and a regular book reviewer, he also teaches creative writing at the University of Essex.

Series

Works by Keith Brooke

The Accord (2009) 80 copies
Genetopia (2006) 63 copies
Harmony (2012) 62 copies
Expatria (1991) 42 copies
Wormhole (2022) — Author — 34 copies
Infinity Plus (2007) 34 copies
Piggies (2003) 29 copies
infinities (2011) — Editor — 27 copies
Keepers of the Peace (1990) 27 copies
Lord of Stone (2002) 21 copies
Chrissie's Shell (2010) 20 copies
Erased (2006) 18 copies
Flesh and Blood (2004) 13 copies
Parallax View (2000) 13 copies
Infinity Plus One (2001) — Editor — 11 copies
Riding the Serpent's Back (2014) 8 copies
Segue: into the strange (2010) 7 copies
Insights (The Kon-Tiki Quartet) [Signed Ed.] (2019) — Author — 6 copies
Dislocations (Kon-tiki Quartet Book 1) (2018) — Author — 5 copies
Incubus (2005) 4 copies
Expatria Incorporated (1992) 4 copies
Expatria: the box set (2014) 3 copies
Mementoes (Imaginings) (2016) 3 copies
Hannah 3 copies
Faking It (2010) 2 copies
Head Shots (2001) 2 copies
Professionals 2 copies
Sussed 2 copies
Liberty Spin (2010) 2 copies
Eternity's Children (2011) 2 copies
Infinity plus two (2002) 2 copies
War 3.01 2 copies
Queen Bee 1 copy
Rewrites 1 copy
likeMe 1 copy
Solo 1 copy
Raderad (2008) 1 copy
Tomorrow (2014) 1 copy
Memento 1 copy
Imago 1 copy
Hotrider 1 copy
Protection 1 copy
Passion Play 1 copy
A Decent Man 1 copy

Associated Works

Extraordinary Engines: The Definitive Steampunk Anthology (2008) — Contributor — 355 copies
The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume 1 (2007) — Contributor — 222 copies
The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF (2009) — Contributor — 153 copies
Solaris Rising: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2011) — Contributor — 124 copies
The Mammoth Book of New Jules Verne Adventures (2005) — Contributor — 98 copies
War Stories: New Military Science Fiction (2014) — Contributor — 72 copies
Villains!: Book 1 (1992) — Contributor — 62 copies
We Think, Therefore We Are (2009) — Contributor — 57 copies
The Mammoth Book of Future Cops (2003) — Contributor — 54 copies
Constellations (2005) — Contributor — 32 copies
Best of British Science Fiction 2016 (2017) — Contributor — 30 copies
Other Edens: No. 3 (1989) — Contributor — 29 copies
Paradox: Stories Inspired by the Fermi Paradox (2014) — Contributor — 25 copies
Monterra's Deliciosa & Other Tales & (2003) — Introduction, some editions — 25 copies
Best of British Science Fiction 2021 (2022) — Contributor — 24 copies
Best of British Science Fiction 2022 (2023) — Contributor — 22 copies
Conflicts (2010) — Contributor — 21 copies
Night, Rain, And Neon (2022) — Contributor — 17 copies
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 15: Worldcon 2008 Special (2008) — Contributor, some editions — 13 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 68 • January 2016 (2015) — Contributor — 10 copies
Interzone 034 (1990) — Contributor — 5 copies
Strange Pleasures 2 (2003) — Contributor — 3 copies
Focus 72 (2021) — Contributor — 1 copy
Strange Pleasures (2001) — Contributor — 1 copy
Focus 76 (2023) — Contributor — 1 copy

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I don’t know about you, but I’m always annoyed by police detectives in SF novels who don’t behave at all like police detectives in real life. Anyway. Twin narratives of detective solving decades-old future crime and alien contact from Earth’s first colony ship, plus corruption and murder in high places. Kept me reading to the end, but it’s not very subtle. And did I mention that I found the police bit unrealistic?… (more)
 
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nwhyte | 3 other reviews | Jul 28, 2023 |
I have always liked police procedural stories set in the future. Wormhole by Eric Brown and Keith Brooke involves an 80-year-old murder case in which the main suspect, the victim’s wife, is believed to have died on humanity’s first interstellar mission. But when it is discovered that the starship has arrived at its destination and established a wormhole connection with the solar system that makes interstellar travel almost instantaneous, a weary London detective is sent through the wormhole to question the wife. Characters are a bit clichéd but nicely individualized. The plot has the twists one expects, and there is action in both star systems. Fun. 4 stars.… (more)
 
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Tom-e | 3 other reviews | Feb 10, 2023 |
Wormhole is a unique mash up of police procedural and hard sci fi. Cold case detective Gordon Kemp is assigned to investigate an 80-year-old mystery that leads him through wormholes, far worlds, and scientific exploration to find out what happened. Though at times I felt some plot items could have been elaborated on a bit more, this was a fun and entertaining read. Really hoping this author duo writes more in the future! Thank you to NetGalley for a chance to read and review this book! #Angryrobot #Wormhole… (more)
 
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mtrumbo | 3 other reviews | Nov 30, 2022 |
Wormhole just maybe one of the best science fiction books I’ve read in a good while. A phenomenal melding of SF, crime, and politics, it made for one unforgettable read.

Gordon Kemp is a tired and frustrated detective in a future London, transferred from Homicide to work cold cases. He’s inextricably assigned to an eighty year old murder case, and is told to travel via a newly established wormhole and arrest Rima, who’s suspected of killing her husband just prior to leaving on a colony ship for a. new planet. Of course, all is not as it seems, and what follows is an entertaining and crazy adventure, full of twists and turns and surprises.

The world building of Wormhole was excellent. The characters are all well developed and the writing is outstanding. For a book that’s jointly written by two authors, the writing styles were seamless.

I just loved this book, and can’t recommend it enough!

My thanks to Angry Robot and to Netgalley for providing an ARC of this fabulous novel.
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luke66 | 3 other reviews | Oct 22, 2022 |

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Works
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Rating
½ 3.5
Reviews
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ISBNs
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