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Matthew De Abaitua - Author

About the Author

Matthew De Abaitua was born in Liverpool in 1971. After graduating from the University of East Anglia Creative Writing MA studying under Malcolm Bradbury, he lived and worked as Will Self’s amanuensis in a remote cottage in Suffolk. His first novel The Red Men (Snowbooks 2007, Gollancz ebook 2013) was shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award. He currently lectures on Creative Writing at Brunel University and Writing Science Fiction at the University of Essex.

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Self & I A Memoir of Literary Ambition

Self & I A Memoir of Literary Ambition

Author: Matthew De Abaitua Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2019

Self & I A Memoir of Literary Ambition

Self & I A Memoir of Literary Ambition

Author: Matthew De Abaitua Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2018

The Destructives

The Destructives

Author: Matthew De Abaitua Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2016

Theodore Drown is adestructive. A recovering addict to weirdcore, he's keeping his head downlecturing at the university of the moon. Twenty years after the appearanceof the first artificial intelligence, and humanity is stuck. The AIs or, asthey preferred to be called, emergences have left Earth and reside beyond theorbit of Mercury in a Stapledon Sphere known as the university of the sun. Theemergences were our future but they chose exile. All except one. Dr Easyremains, researching a single human life from beginning to end. Theodore'slife.Oneday, Theodore is approached by freelance executive Patricia to investigate anarchive of data retrieved from just before the appearance of the firstemergence. The secret living in that archive will take him on an adventurethrough a stunted future of asylum malls, corporate bloodrooms and a secretoff-world colony where Theodore must choose between creating a new future forhumanity or staying true to his nature, and destroying it.File Under: Science Fiction [ Fatal Loop | Emergent See | Lunar Lunatics | Dr Easy ]

Red Men

Red Men

Author: Matthew De Abaitua Format: eBook Release Date: 13/06/2013

A police helicopter hovers above Hackney. Snipers surround a house under siege. Fascinated, Nelson Millar edges forward to watch the advance of the negotiator: a robot, uncannily tall and serene, designed to empathise with the despair that has turned a bitter executive into a corner gunman. But the robot is too late; an explosion engulfs the house. As Nelson watches the burning machine burst onto the street, he realises that the future has arrived on his doorstep.Nelson is unwittingly working on a project that threatens the very nature of democracy - the simulation of a town and its citizens in an attempt to create the ultimate focus group. Meanwhile, his friend Raymond is hired to assist the mysterious Red Men, digital copies of the rich and powerful whose vile appetites and hatred for real life soon lead to murder.A literary thriller for an out-of-control age, THE RED MEN captures the shocking, baffling quality of life in our new century, a battle in which even ordinary men like Nelson must take sides to survive.[Cover image taken from the short film Dr. Easy, written and directed by Shynola. The image is reproduced with the kind permission of Warp Films Ltd and Film4, a division of Channel Four Television Corporation. All rights reserved.]

The Art of Camping The History and Practice of Sleeping Under the Stars

The Art of Camping The History and Practice of Sleeping Under the Stars

Author: Matthew De Abaitua Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2012

Could there be another way of life? Can I survive with less stuff? Should I run for the hills? These are all good questions that people have asked before, throughout history, and which have inspired people to set up camp. But now camping is part of the drive for self-sufficiency, a reaction against mass tourism, a chance to connect with the land, to experience a community, to leave no trace . . . From packing to pitching, with hikes into the deep history of the subject and encounters with the great campers and camping movements of the past, this is a witty and philosophical blend of 'how to', history and personal anecdotes - a must for every camper.

The Red Men

The Red Men

Author: Matthew De Abaitua Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2007

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