It Doesn't Have To Be Right…

… it just has to sound plausible

About

I review books for Interzone, I curate the SF Mistressworks site, and I write my own fiction. I am represented by the John Jarrold Literary Agency.

I’ve had short stories and poetry published in Postscripts, Jupiter, Alt Hist, The Future Fire and the original anthologies Catastrophia, Vivisepulture, The Monster Book for Girls, Where Are We Going?, The Maginot Line and Because of What Happened. In 2012, I edited the original anthology Rocket Science for Mutation Books. I am the founder and owner of Whippleshield Books, through which I have published my Apollo Quartet. The first book of the quartet, Adrift on the Sea of Rains, was published in April 2012. It won the 2012 BSFA Award for Short Fiction. It was also a finalist for the 2012 Sidewise Award for Best Short-Form Alternate history. The second book, The Eye With Which The Universe Beholds Itself, was published in January 2013, and the third book, Then Will The Great Ocean Wash Deep Above, in November 2013. The final book of the Apollo Quartet, All That Outer Space Allows, is due in mid-2014.

This is my blog.

I have another blog. It’s about books on space exploration and the space race. It’s called A Space About Books About Space.

Bio
Ian Sales was only three when Neil Armstrong landed on the Moon, but he didn’t see it on television because he grew up in the Middle East. He lived in Qatar, Oman, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, before returning to the UK for schooling, spending only the holidays abroad. After graduating from university, he returned to Abu Dhabi to work – first for the Higher Colleges of Technology, and then for a national oil company. He came back to the UK in 2002 and settled in Yorkshire, where he now works as a database administrator for an ISP.

8 thoughts on “About

  1. Putting this here since I’m not seeing an email address pop up, and you don’t seem to be in the most recent SFWA directory. I stumbled across a pic of part of your SF collection on Library Thing (the one with the shelf of Banks under the shelf of Datlow under the shelf of Dozois, next to the shelf of Crowley…), and I wanted to put in a request for more SF book porn because, well, I do know a bit about that particular addiction:

    http://www.lawrenceperson.com/?p=595

    Cheers!

    PS: Oddly enough the thing I was actually searching for was a pic of the Collins first of Lud-in-the-Mist in dust jacket, since I’ve never seen one and am not sure any actually exist…

  2. I have read 2 books now on kindle……but, just as I was getting engrossed in them, they end? Why not write to a conclusion instead of teasing us…..or am I missing the full version somewhere? Thicker than water was the last book i read, great but lost me just as it should have been getting going!

  3. Ian,

    good luck with the publishing and the book,
    Do contact us through twitter or by mail so we can get in touch.
    We will gladly support you through our magazine.

    Best regards,
    Upcoming4.me

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  5. SPOILERS for “The Eye With Which The Universe Beholds Itself” follow.

    Hi Ian, greatly enjoying your Apollo Quartet so far. One thing which puzzles me is in “The Eye…”. Elliot uses Buzz Aldrin making a footprint on the Moon as a code, but in your timeline, Apollo 11 aborts due to the famous program alarms. Did you mean for Elliot to “make a mistake” (whoops! I meant Bean)?

    Anyway, really looking forward to “All That Outer Space Allows”.

    Regards,
    Colin

  6. Qs: hi, I got here via the Sheffield SF Writers’ blog. Just to ask, is the group still going (the blog is inactive, unless there’s a new one somewhere)? Can people join it anyway? Thanks.

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