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Philip Reeve

Author of Mortal Engines

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About the Author

Philip Reeve was born in Brighton, England, and worked in a bookshop for many years before breaking out and becoming the illustrator of children's book He has also produced and directed several no-budget theater productions, and cowrote a musical, The Ministry of Biscuits. Mr. Reeve and his wife show more and son now live in a hamlet high above the moorland in Devon, England show less

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Works by Philip Reeve

Mortal Engines (2001) 3,691 copies
Predator's Gold (2003) 1,593 copies
Infernal Devices (2005) 1,331 copies
A Darkling Plain (2006) 1,187 copies
Fever Crumb (2009) 1,135 copies
Here Lies Arthur (2008) 631 copies
A Web of Air (2010) 514 copies
No Such Thing As Dragons (2009) 378 copies
Scrivener's Moon (2011) 366 copies
Railhead (2015) 281 copies
Pugs of the Frozen North (1600) 176 copies
Oliver and the Seawigs (2013) 140 copies
Goblins (2012) 115 copies
Black Light Express (2016) 112 copies
Cakes in Space (2014) 100 copies
The Roots of Evil (2013) 64 copies
Station Zero (2018) 50 copies
Goblins vs Dwarves (2013) 23 copies
Goblin Quest (2014) 18 copies
Traction City (2011) 7 copies
Pug-a-Doodle-Do! (2017) 3 copies
De vandrande std̃erna (2018) 2 copies
Kevin vs the Unicorns (2021) 2 copies
Goblini 1 copy
F©œrr©Þdarens guld (2018) 1 copy
Pekelné vynálezy (2019) 1 copy
Duendes 1 copy
L'Hôtel étrange (2008) 1 copy
Smrtonosni strojevi (2006) 1 copy
End of the Road (2013) 1 copy

Associated Works

Murderous Maths (1997) — Illustrator — 304 copies
Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories (2014) — Contributor — 274 copies
Doctor Who: 12 Doctors, 12 Stories (2014) — Contributor — 271 copies
Desperate Measures (2000) — Illustrator, some editions — 203 copies
Vicious Circles and Other Savage Shapes (2002) — Illustrator, some editions — 174 copies
Numbers, the Key to the Universe (2002) — Illustrator, some editions — 168 copies
Rowdy Revolutions (1999) — Illustrator, some editions — 160 copies
Albert Einstein and His Inflatable Universe (2001) — Illustrator — 141 copies
Mary Queen of Scots and Her Hopeless Husbands (2001) — Illustrator — 103 copies
Professor Fiendish's Book of Diabolical Brain-benders (2002) — Illustrator, some editions — 53 copies
Doctor Who: 13 Doctors, 13 Stories (2019) — Contributor — 52 copies
Urgum the Axeman (2006) — Illustrator, some editions — 40 copies
Haunted: Ghost Stories to Chill Your Blood (2011) — Contributor — 31 copies
The End of the Road: An Anthology of Original Fiction (2013) — Contributor — 17 copies
The secrets of science (Spark Files Flip Quiz) (2000) — Illustrator — 5 copies
Dog Run (1999) — Illustrator — 4 copies
BSFA Awards 2021: Awards Booklet (2022) — Contributor — 2 copies

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
1966-02-28
Gender
male
Nationality
UK
Birthplace
Brighton, Sussex, England, UK
Places of residence
Dartmoor, Devon, England, UK
Education
Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology
Brighton Polytechnic
Occupations
bookstore clerk
illustrator
science fiction writer
Short biography
Philip Reeve (born 28 February 1966) is a British author and illustrator of children's books, primarily known for the 2001 book Mortal Engines and its sequels. His 2007 novel, Here Lies Arthur, based on the legendary King Arthur, won the Carnegie Medal, which sets out to choose the year's best children's book published in the UK.

Born on 28 February 1966 in Brighton, Reeve studied illustration, first at Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology (CCAT – now Anglia Ruskin University), where he contributed a comic strip to the Student Union magazine, and later at Brighton Polytechnic (now the University of Brighton). Before becoming an illustrator he worked at a bookshop in Brighton for several years. During his student years and for a few years afterwards he wrote for and performed in comedy sketch shows with a variety of collaborators under various group names, among them The Charles Atlas Sisters. He lives on Dartmoor with his wife Sarah and their son Sam.

With Brian Mitchell, Reeve is the author of a 1998 dystopian comic musical,The Ministry of Biscuits. "Stop! Think before you eat that biscuit! Is it in any way fancy? If so, then you are a criminal! In Post-War London, The Ministry of Biscuits casts its sinister shadow over every tea-time and elevenses in the land. Established to 'control biscuits, and to control the idea of biscuits', it prohibits decadent sweetmeats, such as the Gypsy Cream." This was performed at the Pavilion Theatre, Brighton, the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, and the 1999 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It underwent a revival in 2005 at the Sallis Benney, Brighton, and began playing at Brighton's Lantern Theatre in November 2017. It has also toured to various other locations throughout the United Kingdom.

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Rating
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ISBNs
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Favorited
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