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Philip Reeve - Author

About the Author

Philip Reeve was born and raised in Brighton, where he worked in a bookshop for years while also producing and directing a number of no-budget theatre projects. Philip then began illustrating and has since provided cartoons and jokes for around forty books, including the best-selling Scholastic series Horrible Histories, as well as Murderous Maths and Dead Famous. He's been writing stories since he was five, but Mortal Engines was the first to be published.

Mortal Engines defies easy categorisation. It is a gripping adventure story set in an inspired fantasy world, where moving cities trawl the globe. A magical and unique read, it immediately caught the attention of readers and reviewers and won several major awards. Three more Predator Cities novels followed, and Philip's latest project are the Fever Crumb books, prequels set centuries before the events of Mortal Engines. Philip has also written Buster Bayliss, a series for younger readers, and stand alone novels including Here Lies Arthur, which won the Carnegie Medal. Philip lives in Devon with his wife and son and his interests are walking, drawing, writing and reading.

Philip Reeve's publisher, Marion Lloyd, describes his Predator Cities series:

 

“..inspiring adventure stories, in whose futuristic, post-apocalyptic setting, moving cities trawl the Earth. They attack and consume each other in wastelands where natural resources are scarce, and Ancient technology is fought for. Fast-paced, sometimes violent, always surprising and original, Reeve’s epic sequence of love, war and adventure are richly rewarding for both adults and children.”

Praise for Philip Reeve:

‘Conveys big truths while being witty and playful...clever and moving’ - The Sunday Times on Fever Crumb

‘Intelligent, funny and wise’ - Literary Review on Fever Crumb

‘I felt as if the pages themselves were charged with electricity... Fever Crumb is a terrific read, a sci-fi Dickens, full of orphans, villains, chases and mysteries’ - Frank Cottrell Boyce in The Guardian on Fever Crumb

‘Reeve drives his juggernaut of a talent through the streets of a mob-crazed futuristic London with Cecil B DeMille grandeur. Resent being suckered into sequels? Fever Crumb is a complete story – but it may prove addictive’ - Geraldine McCaughrean, Daily Telegraph on Fever Crumb

‘A bold, brightly honed narrative that grabs and holds the attention from the start’ -
Interzone on Fever Crumb

‘A masterpiece’ - Sunday Telegraph                       

‘Big, brave, brilliant’ - Guardian

‘A majestic achievement’ - Sunday Times                 

‘Mind bogglingly well-imagined’ - Independent

‘Marvellous… utterly captivating in its imaginative scope and energy’ - Daily Telegraph

 ‘Brilliant… an absorbing and emotionally engaging work’ - Amanda Craig, The Times

Featured books by Philip Reeve

Other books by Philip Reeve

Predator's Gold

Predator's Gold

Author: Philip Reeve Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2018

V novoj redakcii - vtoroj roman ehpopei "e;Hroniki hishchnyh gorodov"e;. Itak, so vremeni dejstviya "e;Smertnyh mashin"e; proshlo dva goda. Tom Nehtsuorti, byvshij uchenik londonskoj Gil'dii istorikov, i EHster SHou uzhe dva goda stranstvuyut po miru, ot odnogo dvizhushchegosya goroda k drugomu, na vozdushnom korable "e;Dzhenni Ganiver"e;, ranee prinadlezhavshem znamenitoj iskatel'nice priklyuchenij Anne Fang, agentu Ligi protivnikov dvizheniya. Odnazhdy Tomu i EHster vstrechaetsya Nimrod Penniroyal - znamenityj "e;puteshestvennik, issledovatel' i specialist po al'ternativnoj istorii"e;. V svoej knige "e;Prekrasnaya Amerika: Pravda o Mertvom kontinente"e; on utverzhdal, budto v glubine obezlyudevshij materik rascvel novoj zhizn'yu. I markgrafinya Frejya, pravitel'nica goroda-prizraka Ankoridzh, verit kazhdomu slovu ehtoj knigi... Vozmozhno, samaya ozhidaemaya prem'era 2018 goda - ehto ehkranizaciya "e;Smertnyh mashin"e;, vyhodyashchaya na ehkrany v dekabre 2018 goda pod nazvaniem "e;Hroniki hishchnyh gorodov"e;. Ispolnitel'nym prodyuserom kartiny i avtorom scenariya vystupaet Piter Dzhekson, postanovshchikom - Kristian Rivers (master specehffektov, rabotavshij s Dzheksonom na s"e;emkah "e;Vlastelina Kolec"e;, "e;Hobbita"e; i "e;King-Konga"e;), v rolyah Stiven Lehng iz "e;Avatara"e; i H'yu Uiving ("e;Matrica"e;, "e;Vlastelin Kolec"e;).

Mortal Engines

Mortal Engines

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2018

MORTAL ENGINES launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly-imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future, and is now released with a film tie-in cover. The first installment introduces young apprentice Tom Natsworthy and the murderous Hester Shaw, flung from the fast-moving city of London into heart-stopping adventures in the wastelands of the Great Hunting Ground. No 11-to-16-year-old should miss the superbly imagined debut novel from Philip Reeve - The Times This big, brave, brilliant book combines a thrilling adventure story with endless moral conundrums - Guardian

Mortal Engines - Krieg der Stadte

Mortal Engines - Krieg der Stadte

Author: Philip Reeve Format: eBook Release Date: 22/08/2018

"e;Mortal Engines - Krieg der Stadte"e; ist der Auftaktband zu Philip Reeves monumentaler Fantasyserie voller Luftschiffe und Piraten, Kopfgeldjager und Aeronauten - und fahrender Stadte. Niemand hatte mit einem Attentat gerechnet. Als das Madchen mit dem Tuch vor dem Gesicht ein Messer zuckt, um den Obersten Historiker Londons, Thaddeus Valentine, umzubringen, kann ihm der junge Gehilfe Tom in letzter Sekunde das Leben retten. Er verfolgt das Madchen, das jedoch durch einen Entsorgungsschacht in die Auenlande entkommt. Dass Valentine, statt seinem Retter zu danken, den Jungen gleich mit hinausstot, konnte ebenfalls beim besten Willen keiner ahnen ...Damit beginnt Toms abenteuerliche Odyssee durch die Groen Jagdgrunde zuruck nach London. Begleitet wird er von der unbeirrbaren Hester Shaw, die fest entschlossen ist, den Mord an ihren Eltern zu rachen. Sie treffen auf Sklavenhandler und Piraten, werden von einem halbmenschlichen Kopfgeldjager verfolgt und von einer Aeronautin namens Anna Fang gerettet. Und all das, wahrend Valentine plant, mittels einer Superwaffe aus dem Sechzig-Minuten-Krieg die Feinde der fahrenden Stadte zu vernichten ...Fur Leser von Philip Pullman oder J.R.R. Tolkien und Fans von Peter Jackson."e;Mortal Engines - Krieg der Stadte"e; ist der erste Band des "e;Mortal Engines"e;-QuartettsBand 2: Mortal Engines - Jagd durchs EisBand 3: Mortal Engines - Der Grune SturmBand 4: Mortal Engines - Die verlorene Stadt

A Darkling Plain

A Darkling Plain

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2018

In the fourth and final brilliant installment of Philip Reeve's award-winning quartet, after twenty years, the devastating world war between the predatory Traction Cities and their enemies is ending. Wren and her father Tom Natsworthy travel the Bird Roads in their airship, trying to forget Hester's betrayal. But in the ruined wreckage of the city of London they make a discovery that changes everything. And Hester faces an implacable foe with the means and the will to destroy the entire human race. MORTAL ENGINES launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly-imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future. Now, in time for the film debut, the critically acclaimed MORTAL ENGINES quartet is repackaged with a fantastic and eye-catching cover featuring new artwork.

Predator's Gold

Predator's Gold

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2018

The second book in the award-winning MORTAL ENGINES quartet. Far above Anchorage, a tiny aircraft falls from the sky. Having fled from London in MORTAL ENGINES, Tom and Hester seek refuge in a city devastated by plague, haunted by ghosts, and filled with deadly secrets... MORTAL ENGINES launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly-imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future. Now, in time for the film debut, the critically acclaimed MORTAL ENGINES quartet is repackaged with a fantastic and eye-catching cover featuring new artwork.

Infernal Devices

Infernal Devices

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2018

The third thrilling book in the award-winning MORTAL ENGINES quartet. In a world removed from the huge motorized cities of MORTAL ENGINES, Wren is desperate to escape the static city of Anchorage, and a charming submarine pirate is ready to help her. But when she steals a mysterious object, she ignites a conflict that could tear the world apart. MORTAL ENGINES launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly-imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future. Now, in time for the film debut, the critically acclaimed MORTAL ENGINES quartet is repackaged with a fantastic and eye-catching cover featuring new artwork.

Mortal Engines

Mortal Engines

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2018

The first book in the award-winning MORTAL ENGINES quartet. In a dangerous future, huge motorized cities hunt, attack and fight each other for survival. As London pursues a small town, young apprentice Tom is flung out into the wastelands, where a terrifying cyborg begins to hunt him down. MORTAL ENGINES launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly-imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future. Now, in time for the film debut, the critically acclaimed MORTAL ENGINES quartet is repackaged with a fantastic and eye-catching cover featuring new artwork.

MORTAL ENGINES

MORTAL ENGINES

Author: Philip Reeve Format: eBook Release Date: 08/06/2018

V novom perevode - pervyj roman ehpopei "e;Hroniki hishchnyh gorodov"e;. Dejstvie ehtoj fantasticheskoj sagi proiskhodit v budushchem, posle SHestidesyatiminutnoj vojny, kogda ehkologicheskie i tekhnogennye katastrofy zastavili goroda vstat' na kolesa. Otorvavshis' ot zemli, London, Arhangel'sk i prochie megapolisy prinyalis' puteshestvovat' cherez postapokalipticheskij landshaft, razyskivaya artefakty Drevnih - i pozhiraya drug druga. Tom Nehtsuorti, uchenik v londonskoj Gil'dii Istorikov, i predstavit' sebe ne mog, chem obernetsya dlya nego sluchajnaya vstrecha s EHster SHou iz tol'ko chto proglochennogo Londonom shahterskogo gorodka: Tomu i EHster stanovitsya izvestna tajna, sposobnaya izmenit' mirovoj poryadok... Vozmozhno, samaya ozhidaemaya prem'era 2018 goda - ehto ehkranizaciya "e;Hishchnyh mashin"e;, vyhodyashchaya na ehkrany v dekabre 2018 goda pod nazvaniem "e;Hroniki hishchnyh gorodov"e;. Ispolnitel'nym prodyuserom kartiny vystupaet Piter Dzhekson, postanovshchikom - Kristian Rivers (master specehffektov, rabotavshij s Dzheksonom na s"e;emkah "e;Vlastelina kolec"e;, "e;Hobbita"e; i "e;King-Konga"e;), v rolyah Stiven Lehng iz "e;Avatara"e; i H'yu Uiving ("e;Matrica"e;, "e;Vlastelin kolec"e;).

Station Zero

Station Zero

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/04/2018

The stunning conclusion to the acclaimed and prizewinning Railhead trilogy. What happens after the adventure of a lifetime? For Zen, it's a safe, comfortable life of luxury. But it's not what Zen wants. He misses the thrill of riding the rails, of dodging danger, and of breathing the air of different planets. Most of all of course he misses Nova - lost to him forever in a distant world. But then one day a mysterious message arrives - and that's all Zen needs to head right off, ready for anything. Except that no one could be ready for what he finds . . . Thrilling, thought-provoking, and breathtaking, this finale to the Railhead trilogy weaves a web of wonder, full of characters and events you will never forget.

Pug-a-Doodle-Do!

Pug-a-Doodle-Do!

Author: Philip Reeve, Sarah McIntyre Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2017

A fantastically fun doodle and activity book, full of drawing and writing adventures inspired by the wacky world of Reeve and McIntyre. In this book you will learn how to draw characters such as a pug, a sea monkey, and Pilbeam the robot; take part in a comics jam; design your own pugs with combat skills; take on many amazing doodle challenges;read the secret diaries of Colin the Crab; see what happens when a supervillain has to do the washing up; and much, much more! Ideal for fans of Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre's fantastic fiction titles Oliver and the Seawigs, Cakes in Space, Pugs of the Frozen North, andJinks and O'Hare Funfair Repair, and for anyone who wants inspiration for hours of creative fun!

Black Light Express

Black Light Express

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2017

There was nothing, and then there was a train. A train with two passengers: a petty thief from a dead-end town, and an android girl who could be more human than the rest of us. Join Zen and Nova as they find out what really lies beyond the end of the universe . . . Take a ride in Philip Reeve's incredible imagination as he returns with this stellar follow-up to Railhead. Full of extraordinary beings and utterly real, complex characters, of thrills and thoughtful moments, this is a stunning step beyond the universe which will appeal to both sci-fi fans and foes alike.

Scrivener's Moon

Scrivener's Moon

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

In a future land once known as Britain, nomad tribes are preparing to fight a terrifying enemy - the first-ever mobile city. Before London can launch itself, young engineer Fever Crumb journeys to the wastelands of the North to seek out the ancient birthplace of the Scriven mutants. In the chaotic weeks before battle begins, Fever finds a mysterious black pyramid. The extraordinary secrets it contains will change her world forever. The seventh awe-inspiring adventure in the World of Mortal Engines series by superb writer Philip Reeve, at the height of his powers.

Fever Crumb

Fever Crumb

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

The author of the best-selling and critically beloved Mortal Engines quartet has written a stunning, stand-alone prequel. FEVER CRUMB is set many generations before the events of Mortal Engines, in whose brilliantly-imagined world massive, predatory Traction Cities chase and devour each other. Now London is a static, overcrowded, riot-torn powerhouse that hides an explosive secret. Is Fever, adopted daughter of Dr Crumb, the strange key that will unlock its dangerous mysteries?

Jinks & O'Hare Funfair Repair

Jinks & O'Hare Funfair Repair

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

The highly-anticipated fourth scintillating adventure from the amazingly talented team of Reeve and McIntyre. Emily loves living on Funfair Moon - especially when she gets to help Jinks & O'Hare, the extraordinary repair team. But when chaos strikes during a crucial funfair inspection, Emily has to act fast. Can she deal with a violent fudgesplosion, a gravity inversion, and a marauding candyfloss creature? Or does this spell doom for Funfair Moon? From the dynamic team who brought you Oliver and the Seawigs, Cakes in Space, and Pugs of the Frozen North comes this rip-roaring rollercoaster of adventure. A visual feast with stunning illustrations on every page.

A Web of Air

A Web of Air

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Two years ago, Fever Crumb escaped the war-torn city of London in a travelling theatre. Now she arrives in the extraordinary crater city of Mayda, where buildings ascend the cliffs on funicular rails, and a mysterious recluse is building a machine that can fly. Fever is the engineer he needs - but ruthless enemies will kill to possess their secrets. The fabulous sixth book in the Mortal Engines series, from the brilliant and award-winning Philip Reeve.

Here Lies Arthur

Here Lies Arthur

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2017

Gwyna is just a small girl, a mouse, when she is bound in service to Myrddin the bard - a traveller and spinner of tales. But Myrddin transfroms her - into a lady goddess, a boy warrior, and a spy. Without Gwyna, Myrddin will not be able to work the most glorious transformation of all - and turn the leader of a raggle-taggle war-band into King Arthur, the greatest hero of all time.

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