Writer. Joined LPP in 2018.
Ian Whates lives in a sleepy Cambridgeshire village with his partner, Helen, and a manic cocker spaniel called Bundle. A writer and editor of science fiction, fantasy, and occasionally horror, he is the author of seven novels (four space opera and three urban fantasy with steampunk overtones), the co-author of two more (military SF), has seen some seventy of his short stories published in a variety of venues, and has edited around thirty anthologies. His work has been shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick Award and twice for BSFA Awards. His novel Pelquin’s Comet, first in the Dark Angels sequence, was an Amazon UK #1 best seller, and his work has been translated into Spanish, German, Hungarian, Czech and Greek. His novella The Smallest of Things will appear via PS Publishing, October 2018, while his fourth collection in English, Wourism and Other Stories, is due from Luna Press in 2019. Ian served a term as a director of SFWA (the Science Fiction Writers of America) and is a director of the BSFA (the British Science Fiction Association) an organisation he chaired for five years. In 2006, Ian founded multiple award-winning independent publisher NewCon Press by accident. www.newconpress.co.uk
BSFA Awards 2020
Shortlisted for Best Short Fiction: Ian Whates "For your own good" in Wourism and Other Stories
Winner for Best Cover: Chris Baker, Fangorn for Wourism and Other Stories