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, the third book, Then Will The Great Ocean Wash Deep Above, in November 2013, and the final book, All That Outer Space Allows, in April 2015.
Also in April 2015, Tickety Boo Press published the first book of my space opera trilogy, A Prospect of War. The second book, A Conflict of Orders, will follow in October 2015, and the third book, A Want of Reason, in March 2016.
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.
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.