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Ian R. MacLeod

Author of The Light Ages

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About the Author

Ian R. MacLeod was born on 6 August 1956 in Solihull, in the West Midlands of the United Kingdom, and has spent most of his life there. He took a Law degree, mainly because he liked all the leather-bound books of law reports, drifted into a job in the English Civil Service, and worked there until show more his thirties, whilst always planning and hoping to be a writer. MacLeod's work has been nominated for the Nebula and Hugo awards, and has won the World Fantasy Award, Locus Award, Sidewise Award, and Asimov's Reader's Poll, and been widely anthologized and translated show less
Disambiguation Notice:

Ian R. MacLeod the novelist is not the same person as Ian MacLeod who writes theological texts.

Image credit: Credit: Gillian Bowskill (courtesy of Ian MacLeod)

Series

Works by Ian R. MacLeod

The Light Ages (2003) 714 copies
The House of Storms (2005) 296 copies
Song of Time (2008) 143 copies
The Summer Isles (2005) 137 copies
Wake Up And Dream (2011) 90 copies
The Great Wheel (1997) 64 copies
Voyages by Starlight (1997) 45 copies
Journeys (2010) 40 copies
Red Snow (2017) 22 copies
Past Magic (1990) 16 copies
Breathmoss {novella} (2002) 16 copies
Ragged Maps (2023) 9 copies
The English Mutiny (2008) 4 copies
Entangled (2014) 3 copies
Tirkiluk 3 copies
Verglas 1 copy
Sealight 1 copy
Ephemera 1 copy
Home Time 1 copy
Dom Burz 1 copy

Associated Works

Steampunk (2008) — Contributor — 822 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Tenth Annual Collection (1993) — Contributor — 431 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection (1992) — Contributor — 413 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighth Annual Collection (1991) — Contributor — 376 copies
Extraordinary Engines: The Definitive Steampunk Anthology (2008) — Contributor — 353 copies
The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories (2010) — Contributor — 202 copies
Year's Best SF 12 (2007) — Contributor — 185 copies
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20 (2009) — Contributor — 114 copies
Futures from Nature (2007) — Contributor — 113 copies
The Mammoth Book of the Best of Best New SF (2008) — Contributor — 105 copies
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 2 (2017) — Contributor — 103 copies
The Best of Interzone (1997) — Contributor — 99 copies
Supermen: Tales of the Posthuman Future (2002) — Contributor — 85 copies
Best New Horror 2 (1991) — Contributor — 77 copies
Science Fiction: The Best of 2002 (2003) — Contributor — 70 copies
Isaac Asimov's Utopias (2000) — Contributor — 68 copies
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 07 (1996) — Contributor — 67 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2017 Edition (2017) — Contributor — 65 copies
Made To Order: Robots and Revolution (2020) — Contributor — 62 copies
Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2008 Edition (2008) — Contributor — 62 copies
Year's Best Fantasy 7 (2007) — Contributor — 59 copies
Visitants (2010) — Contributor — 54 copies
Space Opera (2007) — Contributor — 53 copies
Best New Horror 4 (1993) — Contributor — 53 copies
In Dreams (1992) — Contributor — 52 copies
Clones! (1998) — Contributor — 48 copies
Isaac Asimov's Halloween (2001) — Contributor — 47 copies
Beyond Flesh (2002) — Contributor — 46 copies
The Best New Horror: Volume Six (1995) — Contributor — 43 copies
Solaris Rising 3: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2014) — Contributor — 40 copies
Dying for It: More Erotic Tales of Unearthly Love (1997) — Contributor — 36 copies
Isaac Asimov's Father's Day (2001) — Contributor — 33 copies
Burning Brightly: 50 Years of Novacon (2021) — Contributor — 33 copies
Isaac Asimov's Skin Deep (1995) — Contributor — 26 copies
Interzone: The 5th Anthology (1991) — Contributor — 22 copies
The Giant Book of Terror (1994) — Contributor — 20 copies
Cinema Futura (2010) — Contributor — 19 copies
Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 3 (2020) — Contributor — 19 copies
Alternate Peace (2019) 17 copies
Sanity and the Lady (2005) — Introduction — 15 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 35, No. 6 [June 2011] (2011) — Contributor — 14 copies
The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories (2017) — Contributor — 11 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 24, No. 6 [June 2000] (2000) — Contributor — 11 copies
Infinity Plus One (2001) — Contributor — 11 copies
Extrasolar (2017) — Contributor — 10 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 24, No. 9 [September 2000] (2000) — Contributor — 10 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 095 (August 2014) (2014) — Contributor — 9 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 126 (March 2017) (2017) — Contributor — 3 copies
Supernovæ (1993) — Contributor — 2 copies
Subterranean Magazine Summer 2012 — Contributor — 2 copies
Millemondi Inverno 1992 — Contributor — 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Legal name
MacLeod, Ian Roderick
Birthdate
1956-08-06
Gender
male
Country (for map)
UK
Birthplace
Solihull, Warwickshire, UK
Agent
John Berlyne (Zeno Agency)
Disambiguation notice
Ian R. MacLeod the novelist is not the same person as Ian MacLeod who writes theological texts.

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I recently finished a wonderful collection of short fiction by the Scottish author Ian R. MacLeod. Journeys, brings together nine of his pieces, all previously published in various ‘zines or anthologies between 2006-2010. As examples, I will mention three of my favorite pieces…

"Taking Good Care of Myself". A man is sent into the future to assist his elder self with his own death.

"The English Mutiny", is an alternate history set in an England that has been conquered by the Raj (with help from Portugal). An old, mutilated soldier tells a story about his war days and his fellow soldier and pal Johnny, who he met as they were on their way to fight Scotland.

In "The Camping Wainwrights" a couple and their two teens set off on their annual holiday in the woods. Soon very weird things begin to happen, and everyone sees/experiences them except Dad who maintains his upbeat and jolly attitude in his ignorance….

McLeod is a favorite author of mine. His work is intelligent, beautifully written, and a joy to read. And no matter what the story is, one imagines the author smiling as sets his sentences down to paper
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avaland | 2 other reviews | Apr 1, 2023 |
https://fromtheheartofeurope.eu/song-of-time-by-iain-r-macleod/

The only other book I’ve read by this author is his best known work, The Light Ages, which I felt ambivalent about. But I really enjoyed this, and it has incentivised me to look out for his other books. It’s a story in two timelines: the very near future collapse of western civilisation due to plague and unrest, and the slightly further future timeline putting it all back together again. The narrator is a world-famous violinist from Birmingham with Irish and Indian heritage; her marriage to a world-famous conductor reflects the integration and disintegration of their world, as she retells the story years later to a mysterious visitor to her Cornwall cottage. Really good, and you can get it here.… (more)
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nwhyte | 6 other reviews | Dec 27, 2022 |
Once again an Arkham House collection from Jim Turner's tenure (1996 this time) that is just outstanding by an author that I had never heard of before. He seems to be better known in the UK. The stories have a feel of an edgier Ray Bradbury. They run the gamut from straight fiction to science fiction to fantasy. In each case there is just enough genre to drive the author's ideas, meaning there might be a lot of scifi/fantasy, or in some cases, none at all. The theme of loneliness and lack of human connection is used over and over again.

Imagine using the hyper-old, all appliances and prosthesis, to talk about the issues of seniors. There is a story about Northern Ireland and another really disturbing story called Grownups where fat "Uncles" are needed during copulation for procreation (the hermaphroditic Uncles actually carry the baby to Cesarean-section birth).
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Gumbywan | 1 other review | Jun 24, 2022 |

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