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Publication Order of City of a Hundred Rows Books

City of Dreams & Nightmare (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
City of Hope & Despair (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
City of Light & Shadow (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Dark Angels Books

Pelquin's Comet (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ion Raider (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Angels Rising (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Noise Books

The Noise Within (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Noise Revealed (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Double-Edged Sword (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

One Night in London (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Smallest of Things (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Gift of Joy (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Growing Pains (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Travellings (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Human Legion Books

Welcome Home, Jannisary (By: Tim C. Taylor) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marine Cadet (By: Tim C. Taylor) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Indigo Squad (By: Tim C. Taylor) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Renegade Legion (By: Tim C. Taylor) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Human Empire (With: Tim C. Taylor) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
War Against the White Knights (With: Tim C. Taylor) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Battle of Earth: Part 1 (By: Tim C. Taylor) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Battle of Earth: Part 2 Restart (By: Tim C. Taylor) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Harvester Books

The Last Ghost and Other Stories (By: Marie O'Regan) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murmured In Dreams (By: Stephen Bacon) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Incomplete Solutions (By: Wole Talabi) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
And The House Lights Dim (By: Tim Major) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
And The House Lights Dim (By: Tim Major) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wourism And Other Stories (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Learning Monkey and Crocodile (By: Nick Wood) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Legends Books

with Tanith Lee, Juliet E. McKenna, Stan Nicholls, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Joe Abercrombie, Jan Siegel, James Barclay
Legends: Stories in Honour of David Gemmell (With: Tanith Lee,Juliet E. McKenna,Storm Constantine,Stan Nicholls,Adrian Tchaikovsky,Joe Abercrombie,Anne Nicholls,Gaie Sebold,Jonathan Green,Jan Siegel,James Barclay,Sandra Unerman) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Myth-Understandings(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bitten Word(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anniversaries(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shoes, Ships and Cadavers(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sixty(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Solaris Rising(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of SF Wars(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hauntings(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Solaris Rising 2(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Story Behind the Book : Volume 1(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legends: Stories in Honour of David Gemmell(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The End of the Road(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Noir(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
La Femme(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Solaris Rising 3(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paradox: Stories Inspired by the Fermi Paradox(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sharkpunk(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Infinity Cluster(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quickfic Anthology 2(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crises and Conflicts(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ten Tall Tales: And Twisted Limericks(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barcelona Tales(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best of British Science Fiction 2016(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
2001: An Odyssey in Words(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Soot and Steel(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once Upon a Parsec(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories of Hope and Wonder: In Support of UK's Healthcare Workers(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best of British Science Fiction 2019(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
London Centric(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
No More Heroes(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Burning Brightly(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best of British Science Fiction 2022(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
To the Stars and Back(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Ian Whates

Ian Whates is a British speculative fiction editor and writer. He writes both novels and short stories.

Ian’s earliest memories of science fiction have become fragmented. He remembers loving “Dr. Who” from an early age, and loving shows like “Star Trek” and “Lost in Space”. However, a defining moment for him came when he heard a radio adaptation performed of John Wyndham’s “The Chrysalids”. From this moment on he became hooked and started frequently haunting his local library, devouring their science fiction section voraciously.

This early love of the genre manifested tellingly during his time at school, when he wrote a science fiction murder mystery as his homework. This came after he was set the essay title “The Language of Shakespeare”, which came much to the bemusement of his English instructor.

His first published stories began appearing in the late eighties in tiny press magazines like New Moon Quarterly and Dream. After this he took a break away from writing so that he could research his chosen fields of both fantasy and science fiction. This means he read a lot of both. Clearly this research he was doing was quite extensive, because he would not publish anything for seventeen years.

During the early 2000s, he chose to pursue writing seriously, joining the Northampton SF Writers Group in the year 2004 after he was introduced to Ian Watson, the group’s chairman.

He began submitting stories again by the year 2006, and was surprised at just how many otherwise sensible folks decided to publish his work. Some even appeared in Nature, the science journal.

It wasn’t until 2010 that he began publishing novels, starting with the first of his “City of a Hundred Rows” novels, called “City of Dreams and Nightmare”. The first of “Noise” series was released too, called “The Noise Within”.

In the year 2006, he launched NewCon Press, an independent publisher, by accident. Through this, he has been able to publish stories from some big names of the genre, and provide debuts from some talented newcomers.

He edits Matrix, which is the online media reviews and news magazine of the British Science Fiction Association, which he is also the director of. He is also director of the Science Fiction Writers of America.

A short story, called “The Gift of Joy”, was nominated for the British Science Fiction Award in the year 2007.

“City of Dreams and Nightmare” is the first novel in the “City of a Hundred Rows” series, which was released in the year 2010. They call it the City of a Hundred Rows. The ancient city of Thaiburley is a multi-tiered and vast metropolis, a place where demons have been said to dwell in the Upper Heights and the poor live in the City Below.

Tom witnesses a killing in one part of the city he never should have been in. He, just a lowly street-nick, has got to run for his life through the City Below, the unsavory basement world in Thaiburley. Accused of the killing himself, he is chased by Kite Guards, sky-borne assassins, agents of a darker force that is intent on wrecking the stability of the entire city. Kat is his only ally, she is a renegade like him and proves to have her own secrets.

“City of Hope and Despair” is the second novel in the “City of a Hundred Rows” series, which was released in the year 2011. Dark forces have been gathering in the shadowy depths, and all of the city is under threat. Tom, the former street-nick, goes off on a journey to find the great river Thair’s source, which is said to be the ultimate power behind all of Thaiburley.

Going with him are the young Thaistess Mildra and Dewar the assassin. It quickly becomes evident their journey has got more significance to it than they realize yet. While past secrets start catching up with them, and some unknown adversaries start to hunt them. To the death.

“City of Light and Shadow” is the third novel in the “City of a Hundred Rows” series, which was released in the year 2011. The monstrous Rust Warriors have returned.

In this land that struggles to cope with the fatal bone flu’s onset, street-nick Tom and Kat, who leads the Tattooed Men, have to find a way to dispatch both of these threats. At the same time, the Soul Thief remains at large and is still killing.

“The Noise Within” is the first novel in the “Noise” series, which was released in the year 2010. Close to perfecting the long sought-after human/ AI interface, Philip Kaufman discovers his world is tossed into turmoil while a scandal from his past comes back to haunt him and some dangerous info falls into his hands. Attacked inside his own home and chased by assassins, he can only flee.

Leyton, a black-ops specialist, gets diverted from the usual duties he has in order to hunt down an elusive pirate vessel called The Noise Within. He wonders the entire time why this freebooter in particular is so important.

“The Noise Revealed” is the second novel in the “Noise” series, which was released in the year 2011. A time of change and a time of flux. Mankind is still adjusting to its first ever encounter with the Byrzaens, an alien civilization. At the same time, Jim Leyton hesitantly allies himself with this mysterious habitat so that he can rescue the woman that he loves. It brings him right into direct conflict with the United League of Allied Worlds government, his former employers.

Scientist and businessman, Philip Kaufman, is quickly finding that there is more in the virtual world than he ever imagined. Yet it quickly becomes obvious that everything is not well inside the realm of Virtuality. The truth has been hidden under lies and games are being played, deadly ones with some far reaching consequences.

The two men start to suspect that man’s much heralded First Contact with aliens is really anything but. There is also a sinister con being played out with all of mankind playing the part of the mark. All they have to do now is prove it.

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