Gary Gibson

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Gary Gibson
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
OccupationScience fiction writer (formerly graphic designer)
Alma materGlasgow Caledonian University
Notable worksAngel Stations; Against Gravity; The Shoal sequence (Stealing Light, Nova War, Empire of Light)

Gary Gibson (born in 1965) is a science fiction author from Glasgow, Scotland.


After studying Sociology, History and Politics at the Glasgow Caledonian University, Gary Gibson worked as a "small press" comics magazine editor[1][2] before following courses in desktop publishing and design and subsequently freelancing as a graphic designer.[1][3]

After marrying Emma, Gibson relocated to Taiwan[1] before moving back to Glasgow in 2010.[4]


Gary Gibson has been writing since the age of fourteen[2][3] and has published eight novels to date, four of which linked to each other to form the "Shoal Sequence".[5]

He is a member of the Glasgow Science Fiction Writers Circle.[1][6]

Publishing history

After publishing some short stories[6] Gary Gibson saw his first novel, Angel Stations, released in 2004 by Tor,[7] that was nominated in 2005 by the British Fantasy Society for the award of best novel of the year,[8] award that was eventually won by Stephen King with The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower.[9]

He followed up the following year with Against Gravity,[10] also nominated by the British Fantasy Society for the best novel of the year award[8] won that year by Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys.[9]

In 2007 Gibson published Stealing Light,[11] the first novel of the trilogy The Shoal Sequence. The series introduced the characters of Dakota Merrick, Lucas Corso and the alien Trader-in-Faecal-Matter-of-Animals, a fish-like member of the Shoal race, who rule all inhabited space through their exclusive knowledge of the secret of faster-than-light travel. The novels involve a discovery regarding the origins of this technology. Stealing Light was followed in 2009 by Nova War,[12] in 2010 by Empire of Light,[13] and in 2013 by Marauder.

In 2011 Gibson published Final Days,[4] the first installment of "The Final Days" series.[14] And in 2012 Gibson published The Thousand Emperors, the second book in "The Final Days" series

In 2014 Gibson published Extinction Game,[15] the first installment of a new series.[16]

Other activities

Gary Gibson plays guitar.[1] He also keeps a blog called White Screen of Despair and a profile on Twitter.


Gibson has published the following novels:

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  • Against Gravity. London: Tor, 2005 (paper). ISBN 1-4050-3446-7
The Shoal Sequence
The Final Days
The Apocalypse Duology

External links


  1. ^ a b c d e "Gary Gibson". Books from Scotland. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  2. ^ a b Rick Kleffel (25 October 2004). "Go For the Big Issues". Agony Column. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Gary Gibson". PanMacMillan. 2005. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  4. ^ a b Gary Gibson (2010). "White Screen of Despair (Gary Gibson's public blog)". Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  5. ^ "Gary Gibson - Summary Bibliography". Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  6. ^ a b Neil Williamson (30 July 2005). "An Interview with Michael Cobley, Gary Gibson and Hal Duncan". Infinity Plus. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  7. ^ Gary Gibson, Angel Stations. London: Tor, 2004 (paperback). ISBN 1-4050-3445-9
  8. ^ a b D.C. Wands & L.E. Dickinson (8 November 2010). "Gary Gibson". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  9. ^ a b "British Fantasy Society - Best Novel Awards". Fantastic Fiction. 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  10. ^ Gary Gibson, Against Gravity. London: Tor, 2005 (paperback). ISBN 1-4050-3446-7
  11. ^ Gary Gibson, Stealing Light. London: Tor, 2007. ISBN 0-230-70040-3
  12. ^ Gary Gibson, Nova War. London: Tor, 2009. ISBN 0-230-70680-0
  13. ^ Gary Gibson, Empire of Light. London: Tor, 2010. ISBN 0-230-70681-9
  14. ^ "Final Days (Final Days book 1) by Gary Gibson (Tor UK) April 2011". Cybermage. 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  15. ^ a b "Gary Gibson - Extinction Game cover art and synopsis". 2013. Archived from the original on 12 December 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  16. ^ Extinction Game title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
  17. ^ "Gary Gibson - Marauder cover art reveal!". 2013. Archived from the original on 24 March 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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