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Ian Whates Books In Order

Publication Order of City of a Hundred Rows Books

City of Dreams & Nightmare (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
City of Hope & Despair (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
City of Light & Shadow (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Noise Books

The Noise Within (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Noise Revealed (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Dark Angels Books

Pelquin's Comet (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ion Raider (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Angels Rising (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

One Night in London (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Smallest of Things (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Gift of Joy (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Growing Pains (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Travellings (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wourism And Other Stories (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Once Upon a Parsec(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
London Centric(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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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