Author Gareth Powell Gives Away Work for Free

Solaris author Gareth L. Powell has decided to give away some of his “most well-received work” as a free ebook in epub and mobi formats to say thank you to the readers and fans who have supported him in his publishing career so far.

Gareth L. Powell

Gareth L. Powell

Powell, whose fourth novel Hive Monkey is due to be published later this year, has put together an e-book of short stories, plus excerpts from his first three novels.

The full contents of Entropic Angel include:

  • Entropic Angel (short story)
  • Distant Galaxies Colliding (short story)
  • The Last Reef (short story)
  • Sunsets and Hamburgers (short story)
  • An excerpt from The Recollection
  • An excerpt from Ack-Ack Macaque
  • An excerpt from Silversands

The book also includes an article giving Powell’s thoughts on the role of science fiction, and artwork by the multiple award-winning artist, Vincent Chong.

Powell, who is represented by John Jarrold, said, “Several people contacted me saying they liked the sound of my work but were unsure where to start, so I put together this collection to give them a taste of each of my books […] People can download this collection for free, and share it with their friends. I hope some of them will be moved to go on and buy one of my books; but if they just want to enjoy the stories for free, that’s cool too. This isn’t about sales, it’s about reaching out to new readers.”

And if you would like to grab this book for free, just head along to the author’s website at

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About Donna Scott

Chair of the BSFA since June 2013. Prior to this I was Awards Administrator, taking over that role from Claire Briarley in 2008. I am officially Donna Bond since getting married in May 2013, but continue to write and perform under my previous name, Donna Scott. My short fiction stories have been published in various anthologies and magazines, and I was winner of the inaugural Short Cuts at the MAC in 2005. As a comedian, I have performed all over the UK. Comedy has also given me the opportunity to perform alongside big names like Sarah Millican and Jasper Carrott! As a poet, I've also performed all over the place, including lots of science fiction conventions, and sometimes my poetry and comedy get kind of mixed up. I was the first official Bard of Northampton, it's true. I've got a tankard that says so... I love being a part of the BSFA - I've always been a devourer of books and being part of this association has enabled me to explore some great science fiction classics - and classics of the future, that I might otherwise have not heard about. I've met some lovely people with an enthusiasm for the genre, made firm friends, and got to meet some of my favourite writers, too! As a writer, I also have to say that FOCUS is the best magazine for writers I've ever come across - and as a member I get that for free. Who wouldn't want to be a part of this?

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