Brookeshop

This page is no longer maintained and has been replaced by the Brookeshop on my website.

 

 

 

 

 

On this page:

Novels

Genetopia (2006, new ebook and paperback editions 2012)

Genetopia by Keith Brooke“A minor masterpiece that should usher Brooke at last into the recognized front ranks of SF writers”
(Locus)

“I am so here! Genetopia is a meditation on identity – what it means to be human and what it means to be you – and the necessity of change. It’s also one heck of an adventure story. Snatch it up!
(Michael Swanwick, Hugo award-winning author of Bones of the Earth)

“Keith Brooke’s Genetopia is a biotech fever dream. Masterfully written, this is a parable of difference that demands to be read, and read again.
(Stephen Baxter, Philip K Dick award-winning author of Evolution and Transcendent)

Genetopia is quite remarkably fascinating.”
(John Clute)

Searching for his missing sister, Flint encounters a world where illness is to be feared, where genes mutate and migrate between species through plague and fever. This is the story of the struggles between those who want to defend their heritage and those who choose to embrace the new.

Order online:
New ebook edition available from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk or Kobo.
New paperback edition available from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk or CreateSpace.

alt.human / Harmony (2012)
…shortlisted for the Philip K Dick Award!

alt.human by Keith Brooke“A startlingly new take on the theme of an Earth under alien occupation. Keith Brooke’s vivid, high-definition prose makes us see it all with magnificent clarity, as if we were there, sharing the ruins and rubble with his strange but all too human characters.” (Alastair Reynolds)

The aliens are here. They always have been. And now, one by one, they’re destroying our cities.

Dodge Mercer deals in identities – until the day he deals the wrong identity and clan war breaks out. Hope Burren has no identity, and no past, struggling with a relentless choir of voices filling her head.

In a world where nothing is as it seems, where humans are segregated and aliens can sing realities and tear worlds apart, Dodge and Hope lead a ragged band of survivors in a search for the rumoured sanctuary of Harmony, and what may be the only hope for humankind.

Order online:
Harmony (North American edition) available from Amazon.com
alt.human (rest of the world) available from Amazon.co.uk

The Accord (2009, new ebook edition 2011)

The Accord by Keith Brooke“One of the finest novels of virtual reality yet written… a dazzling work of the imagination.”
(SF Site)

The Accord is not only Brooke’s best novel to date, but one of the finest to broach the subject of virtual reality.”
(The Guardian)

The Accord is a literary science fiction tour de force that is sure to be one of the best novels of 2009.”
(SciFi Wire)

The Accord, a virtual utopia where the soul lives on after death and your perceptions are bound only by your imagination. This is the setting for a tale of love, murder and revenge that crosses the boundaries between the real world and this virtual reality. When Noah and Priscilla escape into the Accord to flee Priscilla’s murderous husband, he plots to destroy the whole Accord and them with it. How can they hope to escape their stalker when he can become anything or anyone he desires and where does the pursuit of revenge stop for immortals in an eternal world?

Order online:
New ebook edition available from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk or Smashwords.

Lord of Stone (1997, new ebook edition 2011)

Lord of Stone“Satisfying prose … well realised and visualised characters … powerful and vivid portrayal of the conditions of war.”
(Eric Brown)

“Keith Brooke’s prose achieves a rare honesty and clarity, his characters always real people, his situations intriguing and often moving.”
(Jeff VanderMeer)

Trace: a country where magic is dying out. A country at war with itself. A country where the prophecies of the Book of the World have started to come true.

Bligh: a young foreigner, drawn irresistibly to the war in Trace. A man who has rejected religion, yet appears to be possessed by one of the six Lords Elemental. Bligh thinks he’s going mad, but if he is then it’s a madness shared by others…

Order online:
New ebook edition available from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk or Smashwords.

The Unlikely World of Faraway Frankie (2010)

The Unlikely World of Faraway Frankie“an accomplished coming-of-age story that balances the real and the surreal to great effect” (The Guardian)
“a masterclass in how to transcend labels… marvelously compelling… one of the best things Brooke has ever written” (Adam Roberts)
“adult fantasy readers [should] obtain and read this special signed limited edition before it sells out… one of the best short novels of childhood you will read this year” (SF Site)
“an elegant little gem of a book: unsettling, funny and exciting in equal measure … by the seriously underrated Keith Brooke. Recommended” (Tony Ballantyne)

We’ve all dreamt of Faraway, a place so like the world we know but where we make the rules. For Frankie Finnegan, a boy whose sister has died, whose family is in meltdown and whose school life is blighted by bullies, such dreams have a keener edge. Until one day he wakes up in Faraway. His world; his rules; his dream; where Grace is still alive and his parents can be happy again.

Yet it soon becomes clear that he’s not the only one with power in Faraway, and the mysterious “Owner” doesn’t take kindly to interference. Things start to unravel, and Frankie’s dream slides inexorably towards nightmare…

Order online:
hardback from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk
paperback from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk
Kindle ebook from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

The Accord (2009)

The Accord“one of the finest novels of virtual reality yet written” (SF Site)
“not only Brooke’s best novel to date, but one of the finest to broach the subject of virtual reality” (The Guardian)
“the emotion-driven love triangle neatly complements the tech- and philosophy-heavy nature of the Accord, making this rumination on posthumous, posthuman love a rare treat” (Publishers Weekly starred review)
“a literary science fiction tour de force that is sure to be one of the best novels of 2009″ (SciFi Wire)
“a truly major sf work that should be considered for all eligible awards in 2009″ (SFF World)

The Accord, a virtual utopia where the soul lives on after death and your perceptions are bound only by your imagination. This is the setting for a tale of love, murder and revenge that crosses the boundaries between the real world and this virtual reality. When Noah and Priscilla escape into the Accord to flee Priscilla’s murderous husband, he plots to destroy the whole Accord and them with it. In revenge they arrange to have him assassinated but their success comes at the price of giving him the keys to the virtual kingdom. How can they hope to escape their stalker when he can become anything or anyone he desires and where does the pursuit of revenge stop for immortals in an eternal world?

Order online:
paperback from: Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Non-fiction

Strange Divisions and Alien Territories: the sub-genres of science fiction (2012)

Strange Divisions and Alien Territories, edited by Keith BrookeStrange Divisions and Alien Territories is a guide to science fiction otherworlds from space opera to post-cyberpunk. Its geographies of SF are mapped by those who know: the writers who have imagined and explored them. Keith Brooke and his team are among SF’s brightest lights, and anyone who wants to understand (or write) science fiction will be inspired by this author’s-eye view of what modern SF is and how it works.” (Andy Sawyer, Science Fiction Librarian, Special Collections and Archives, University of Liverpool)

Strange Divisions and Alien Territories explores the sub-genres of science fiction from the perspectives of a dozen top SF authors, combining a critical viewpoint with exploration of the challenges and opportunities facing authors working in SF today. Contributors are Michael Swanwick, Gary Gibson, Alastair Reynolds, Justina Robson, Catherine Asaro and Kate Dolan, John Grant, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, James Lovegrove, Adam Roberts, Keith Brooke, James Patrick Kelly, Paul Di Filippo and Tony Ballantyne.

Order online:
Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes and Noble

Collected short fiction

SegueEmbraceLiberty SpinLiberty SpinMemesis

“in the recognized front ranks of SF writers” (Locus)
“As usual with Keith Brooke, there are some excellent, clearly-written stories here… if ‘Passion Play’ is not a warning against the dangers of unprotected sex in an sf milieu, then I don’t know what it is” (5* Amazon review)
“If Roald Dahl had written science fiction, he would have written this kind” (5* Amazon review)
Faking It is the supersoundbite version of Brooke’s growth as a writer… very inventive and clever… five stars for entertainment value” (André Jute)
“a story I come back to again and again, and one which I wish I had written myself – and there can be no greater recommendation than that” (Eric Brown)

Segue
Sidestep into modern Himalayan legend, join an ocean crossing that traverses more than just the sea; discover an 18th century mermaid incursion, and try to dodge the paparazzi in your head.
Order online:
Kindle format from: Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Embrace
Revisit the haunts of your youth, retell the story of your life, embrace your inner demons. Listen to the voices, go on…
Order online:
Kindle format from: Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk
Other ebook formats: Smashwords

Liberty Spin
Multiple personalities fighting for control of a single body; a single personality constantly splitting and reinventing itself and its past; a Mars that never was; an interstellar war that has always been.
Order online:
Kindle format from: Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Faking It
A brash entrepreneur buys a small company as a platform for his big ideas, and the General Genetics Corporation is born. GenGen has a vision for the future of humankind, and the company will stop at nothing to get its own way.
Order online:
Kindle format from: Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk
Other ebook formats: Smashwords

Memesis
A world where islands of rock float on a molten sea, a man whose son flies high while he can only watch, a seaside town held together by the belief of its inhabitants.
Order online:
Kindle format from: Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Earlier novels

Genetopia (hardback 2006)

Genetopia by Keith Brooke“beyond any facile summary, a minor masterpiece that should usher Brooke at last into the recognized front ranks of SF writers” (Locus)

Order online:
Hardback from: Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Find out about my earlier novels at my website.

Writing as Nick Gifford

Find out about my Nick Gifford novels for teenagers, including the movie-optioned Piggies, at the Nick Gifford website.

Short fiction

I’ve had nearly a hundred short stories published in magazines and anthologies around the world, with reprints in various year’s bests and other anthologies. Many of my stories are collected in the ebooks listed above. The following stories are also available as standalone ebooks:

The People of the Sea - an account of the adventures of Riding Officer Joseph Wheatley
A story of duty and adventure, in an eighteenth century England where worlds collide and mermaids might just wash up on the beach.

The Greatest Game of All – a story of love and test-tubes
A story of love and one man’s insecurity. And test-tubes.

Head Shots
What if the paparazzi could read their targets’ minds? Anna-Louise is a young and ambitious reporter, on the trail of an adulterous footballer, trying to hear through the mind noise to find out what he’s really up to.

Queen Bee
Domed cities; a lost lover; alien lifeforms whose biochemical excretions might kill you or worse… Colvin Stark must battle deadly jungle and primitive settlers to find his fleeing lover, and his destiny.

Sweats
All the forensics point to Joey Bannerman – the DNA profile, the fingerprints, the pheromone signature, the security cam records… But Joey wasn’t there, he wasn’t in his body at the time of the hit. Joey is a sweat, and he was safely warehoused away while someone else paid to ride his bones… Or at least, that’s his defence.

Find out more

Find out more about my work at my website.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,439 other followers

%d bloggers like this: