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Mat Coward Books In Order

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Publication Order of Fortean Times Books

The Fortean Times Paranormal Handbook (By: David Sutton) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mythconceptions (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Frank Mitchell and Don Packham Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Soother's Boy (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Acts of Destruction (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

What Could Possibly Go Boing (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Do the World a Favour and Other Stories (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
So Far, So Near (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Can Jump and Other Stories (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Cannibal Victims Speak Out! And Other Astonishing Press Cuttings (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Classic Radio Comedy (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Success... and How to Avoid It (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles Audio Books

The Emperor of Eternity (By: Nigel Robinson) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stealers from Saiph (By: Nigel Robinson) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frostfire (By: Marc Platt) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Blue Tooth (By: Nigel Fairs) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Catalyst (By: Nigel Fairs) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beautiful People (By: Jonathan Morris) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mother Russia (By: Marc Platt) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Old Soldiers (By: James Swallow) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Here There Be Monsters (By: Andy Lane) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Space Elevator (By: Jonathan Morris) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Doll of Death (By: Marc Platt) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Empathy Games (By: Nigel Fairs) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Home Truths (By: Simon Guerrier) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Drowned World (By: Simon Guerrier) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prisoner's Dilemma (By: Simon Guerrier) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Resistance (By: Steve Lyons) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mahogany Murderers (By: Andy Lane) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mists of Time (By: Jonathan Morris) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Glorious Revolution (By: Jonathan Morris) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prisoner of Peladon (By: Cavan Scott,MarkWright) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ringpullworld (By: Paul Magrs) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Guardian of the Solar System (By: Simon Guerrier) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night's Black Agents (By: Frazer Hines,Marty Ross) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Invasion of E-Space (By: Lalla Ward,Andrew Smith,Suanne Braun) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bernice Summerfield and the Criminal Code (By: Eddie Robson) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Time Vampire (By: Nigel Fairs) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Solitaire (By: John Dorney) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Echoes of Grey (By: John Dorney) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Find and Replace (By: Paul Magrs) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quinnis (By: Marc Platt) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Perpetual Bond (By: Simon Guerrier) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ferril's Folly (By: Peter Anghelides) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cold Equations (By: Simon Guerrier) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales from the Vault (By: Jonathan Morris) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rocket Men (By: John Dorney) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Three Companions (By: Marc Platt) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Memory Cheats (By: Simon Guerrier) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Many Deaths of Jo Grant (By: Cavan Scott,MarkWright) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The First Wave (By: Simon Guerrier) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Ultimate Adventure (By: Terrance Dicks) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Anachronauts (By: Simon Guerrier) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Selachian Gambit (By: Steve Lyons) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Binary (By: Eddie Robson) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jigsaw War (By: Eddie Robson) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Time Museum (By: James Goss,William Russell,Philip Pope) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Uncertainty Principle (By: Simon Guerrier) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Project: Nirvana (By: Cavan Scott,MarkWright) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Post (By: James Goss) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Flames of Cadiz (By: Marc Platt) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
House of Cards (By: Steve Lyons) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scorchies (By: James Goss) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Library of Alexandria (By: Simon Guerrier) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow of the Past (By: Simon Guerrier) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Alchemists (By: Ian Potter) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Apocalypse Mirror (By: Eddie Robson) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mastermind (By: Jonathan Morris) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Upstairs (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beginning (By: Marc Platt) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dying Light (By: Nick Wallace) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sleeping City (By: Ian Potter) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Starborn (By: Jacqueline Rayner) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The War to End All Wars (By: Simon Guerrier) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Elixir of Doom (By: Paul Magrs) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Chances (By: John Dorney) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Locked Room (By: Simon Guerrier) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Companion Chronicles: The Second Doctor, Volume 3 (By: Martin Day) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Once Upon a Crime(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crimewave 2: Deepest Red(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Show Business is Murder(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 5(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Noel(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who: Re:Collections. The Best of Short Trips(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Not all writers are gifted with the ability to write about anything that comes to their minds. But then there are those who take years to complete their work, and when they are done, it is not just a relief, but it is a joy to read too. The British writer born in 1960 and currently living in Britain’s West Country area, Mat Coward is one of those, who is not just different, but also unique and funny in all of his writings. Mat Coward is a famed novel writer for children, while his short stories make a nice collection of books too that fit in the genre of science fiction, crime, and mystery, as well as comics. All of Mat’s work is part of his freelance career in writing, where apart from books, he writes for the Morning Star on usual gardening topics, while he has also served as a researcher at BBC TV for the show QI Daily.

Mat has had his share of fame by getting nominated for the prestigious Edgar Allan Poe Award in 2001 for his story Twelve of the Little Buggers’ that appeared in the Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and the Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. Moreover, his short story On Borrowed Time’ that appeared in the June 2015 edition of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine got nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award in January 2016, as well as the Macavity Award.

Nevertheless, his writings are of high quality and include British crime scenes that are dark, violent and mind teasing, but also funny and have a lot of humor embedded in them. The story of On Borrowed Time’, is itself a crime fiction but with a funny comic touch to it. The character named Nash in the story, who had studied computer science back at the university and was now asked to open emails and investigate leaders from the union party and other high profile politicians by the British Secret Section, businessmen or a form of Secret Services. While opening emails was part of his job, one day he found a watch that by his measures would have helped him ease all of his worries and may have brought him over three thousand pounds, but when sold, it only brought him two hundred and fifty pounds, making Nash realize what a different kind of stupidity he has committed. Nevertheless, Nash’s need to look at the suspicious activities of Mr. Waggoner, who he was investigating, while the plot revolves around the watch itself on why the watch was ever necessary to Waggoner, while he had a mobile phone.

Apart from On Borrowed Time’, Mr. Coward has other interesting writings too, including his first ever horror science fiction named So Far, So Near’ published in 2007. As per the reviewers, his books were very weird, but the stories it had, gave a distinct idea of human instincts when they try and relate themselves to the aliens and other creatures that the stories portrayed. Like other books Mr. Coward has written, the stories in So Far, So Near’ also has humor embedded in every single tale it takes, no matter it has Martians roaming all around. The way time travel works in the sixteen stories that are part of this collection, any reader would try and relate themselves to the situations these stories were trying to bring forward. Mr. Coward himself has brought a unique taste to every story, by giving his own small analysis and synopsis of the stories he wrote, trying to give his own idea on what he thought when he started writing them. The characters in the stories are either students, lovers, people sighting a UFO, or people using the intelligence of their ancestors to bring magic back to life. Another group of people in the stories are trying to talk and negotiate with an alien diplomat, while also learning how to issue passports and visas to aliens. There is even a cat, who goes inside a TV and starts eating all of the humans that show up, through which Mr. Coward tries to portray how we humans ourselves alienate those around us and use competition to erase those we do not wish to be part of. At the end, the stories are not just meant for the die heart lover of science fiction genre, but it is good for even those who just wish to read stories that can help them connect to their everyday life events, with a space-time touch embedded in between.

Apart from comics and science fiction, Mat Coward has also got a tendency to bring humor to crime novels that have a political affinity. In Acts of Destruction’, written in 2009, Mr. Coward shows how the United States has entered fascism and the European Union enters an era of authoritarian rule in 2030. The British government however, is trying to turn back the clock and enter into 1945, where they are attempting to finish the Attlee Government initiative. In Britain, a decentralized democracy has taken over, where people have local leaders, they work in local enterprises and grow their own food. All these events for those who have an idea of history may relate to the events of the Cold War, where countries were trying to win support from others to manage their resources and power. However, where Mr. Coward is trying to make socialism an idea in this book, on the other hand, he is trying to show the liberal life women and men may try to enjoy their times. The tale is an appeal to understand how we can go back in time and make events that are happening in 2030 correct.

Apart from those mentioned, Mr. Coward has a commendable work that needs to be read. All of his stories include a distinct idea for readers as small as aged eleven, and as older as in their eighties. For everyone, Mr. Coward has a brilliant idea in his writings of crime, science fiction, children comic and horror. His work is acclaimed and a must read by all.

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