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Ian Whates

Author of City of Dreams & Nightmare

94+ Works 1,994 Members 165 Reviews

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Series

Works by Ian Whates

City of Dreams & Nightmare (2010) 220 copies
The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories (2010) — Editor — 202 copies
The Noise Within (2010) 141 copies
Solaris Rising: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2011) — Editor; Introduction — 124 copies
The Mammoth Book of SF Wars (2012) — Editor — 100 copies
City of Hope & Despair (2011) 97 copies
The Noise Revealed (2011) 85 copies
City of Light & Shadow (2011) 58 copies
Pelquin's Comet (2015) 56 copies
Dark Currents (2012) — Editor — 51 copies
Fables from the Fountain (2011) — Editor; Contributor — 42 copies
Burning Brightly: 50 Years of Novacon (2021) — Editor — 33 copies
London Centric: Tales of Future London (2020) — Editor — 32 copies
Myth-understandings (1996) — Editor — 30 copies
The Ion Raider (2017) 27 copies
Steampunk International (2018) — Editor — 26 copies
Paradox: Stories Inspired by the Fermi Paradox (2014) — Editor — 25 copies
Time Pieces (2006) — Editor — 25 copies
The Bitten Word (2010) — Editor; Contributor — 24 copies
Subterfuge (2008) — Editor; Contributor, some editions — 24 copies
Legends: Stories in Honour of David Gemmell (2013) — Editor; Contributor — 23 copies
Conflicts (2010) — Editor — 21 copies
The Gift of Joy (2009) 18 copies
Legends 2: Stories in Honour of David Gemmell (2015) — Editor — 15 copies
Further Conflicts (2011) — Editor — 15 copies
Hauntings (2012) — Editor — 13 copies
Dark Angels Rising (2020) 12 copies
Total Conflict (2015) 12 copies
La Femme (2014) — Editor — 11 copies
Noir (2014) — Editor — 10 copies
Legends 3: Stories in Honour of David Gemmell (2019) — Editor — 10 copies
Anniversaries: The Write Fantastic (2010) — Editor — 10 copies
Barcelona Tales (2016) — Editor; Contributor — 7 copies
The Smallest of Things (2018) 6 copies
One Night in London (2007) 6 copies
Ten Tall Tales and Twisted Limericks (2016) — Editor — 6 copies
X Marks the Spot: Celebrating 10 Years of NewCon Press (2016) — Editor; Contributor — 4 copies
Obsidian: A Decade of Horror Stories by Women (2016) — Editor; Introduction — 3 copies
No More Heroes (2021) 2 copies
A Hint Of Mystery (2006) 2 copies
Growing Pains (2013) 2 copies
The Assistant 2 copies
ParSec Issue 4 (2022) 1 copy
Chip Shop Horrors (2015) 1 copy
The Key [short story] (2006) 1 copy
Montpellier 1 copy
Dark Travellings (2016) 1 copy
Dark Pages 1 copy
The Gun 1 copy
In Storage 1 copy
Coffee Break 1 copy

Associated Works

Futures from Nature (2007) — Contributor — 112 copies
The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume 3 (2009) — Contributor — 99 copies
Best of British Science Fiction 2018 (2019) — Cover designer, some editions — 39 copies
Best of British Science Fiction 2019 (2020) — Contributor — 30 copies
Best of British Science Fiction 2016 (2017) — Contributor — 29 copies
Ivory's Story (2020) — Cover designer, some editions — 24 copies
Best of British Science Fiction 2022 (2023) — Contributor — 21 copies
Cinema Futura (2010) — Contributor — 19 copies
The End of the Road: An Anthology of Original Fiction (2013) — Contributor — 17 copies
Shadows on the Hillside (2021) — Afterword — 17 copies
Once Upon a Parsec: The Book of Alien Fairy Tales (2019) — Contributor — 15 copies
Warrior Wisewoman 2 (2009) — Contributor — 12 copies
Vivisepulture (2011) — Contributor — 9 copies
Fish! (2021) — Cover artist, some editions — 8 copies
Under the Rose (2009) — Contributor — 5 copies
Speculative Realms: Where there's a will, there's a way (2008) — Contributor — 3 copies
The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic (2013) — Contributor — 3 copies
BSFA Awards 2019 (2020) — Author — 2 copies
Pandemonium: Crossroads (2012) — Contributor, some editions — 1 copy
Dark in the Day (2016) — Contributor — 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Whates, Ian G.
Birthdate
1959
Gender
male
Nationality
UK
Places of residence
Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Occupations
speculative fiction writer
editor
Organizations
NewCon Press

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Reviews

This second book has cemented my interest in the author and mythology of the world in which the series is set.
 
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Zehava42 | 2 other reviews | Jan 23, 2024 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I thoroughly enjoyed Pelquin's Comet, an entertaining space opera, with memorable characters who each have murky pasts and uncertain futures. Ian Whates leaves the reader with enough curiosity about unfinished story lines to pick up the sequel, but the novel is also pleasing as a standalone read....
 
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ladyoflorien | 13 other reviews | Aug 11, 2023 |
I only got this anthology for Gaie Sebold's story, A Blade to the Heart, and that's all this review is about.

So far i've really enjoyed reading Gaie's books but, sadly, i just feel this short fell a little short.

While i do think the redemption thing can be good fodder to build a story around, i just think in this case it's all got a bit too rushed.   Probably would have been much better as a novella, at least.

But, ho hum, every favourite writer has to write at least one thing that just doesn't work for the fangirl/fanboy reader: does anyone remember The Girl in Red?… (more)
 
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5t4n5 | Aug 9, 2023 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
An odd and varied anthology, a mixture of science fiction and fantasy pieces written by some very well-known British authors. My main reason for requesting this book in the Early Reviewers program was that it included an Ian M. Banks story I had not read, but this one (and a few others) turned out a bit disappointing (in a couple of cases even extremelly disappointing). However, a bunch of other pieces (Stephen Baxter's Chiron, Janine Fenn’s The Ships of Aleph, Peter Hamilton's Softlight Sins and Ian R. MacLeod's The God of Nothing) were quite strong and made the anthology worth my time.
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½
 
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cuentosalgernon | 12 other reviews | Jul 7, 2023 |

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Works
94
Also by
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Members
1,994
Popularity
#12,908
Rating
½ 3.5
Reviews
165
ISBNs
131
Languages
4

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