In the future, you can swap bodies with anyone. Walk around in their skin. See through their eyes.

Kill with their hands.

Proxy paperback, hardback and ebook

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Described by The Guardian as "a master of core sf" and "one of our best exponents of hardcore SF adventure" by the Daily Mail, Gary Gibson's career stretches over fifteen years and fifteen books, with his most recent publication being Echogenesis (2021).His work has been translated and published around the world, including Russia, Brazil, Germany, and France. A long-time resident of Glasgow, Scotland, he relocated a few years ago to Taipei in the Far East and splits his time between editing and working on his own material.For all rights enquiries, contact THE JOHN JARROLD AGENCY.He has a Patreon page featuring unseen and forthcoming material, articles on writing on Medium, and a monthly newsletter.EDITORIAL SERVICES: More than ten years experience in providing critiquing, mentoring and editing services to other writers - find out more here.

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When private detective Ray Thomas is hired to find the daughter of his sworn enemy, he soon learns there's more to the illegal bio-implant technology known as Proxy than body-swapping.Proxy dealer Elijah wants to know who's trying to kill him, and how it's connected to a new kind of Proxy that's hit the streets.What they each discover on the streets of a near-future London crippled by multiple pandemics has the potential to change the course of civilisation...so long as they can stop the wrong people getting their hands on it first.Cyberpunk-laced future noir from the author of Stealing Light, Extinction Game and Echogenesis.

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ABOUT GARY GIBSON

I'm the author of fifteen science fiction books, the first ten of which were published by Pan MacMillan. I'm represented by John Jarrold of the John Jarrold Agency.I'm from Glasgow, Scotland, but nowadays I live in Taipei.I also have a blog and a Patreon featuring a large amount of otherwise unseen and forthcoming material.I have some articles on writing on Medium.Or join my monthly newsletter to get a free ebook plus news, reviews and stories about the writing life.EDITORIAL SERVICES: I have more than ten years experience in providing critiquing, mentoring and editing services to other writers - find out more here.


ABOUT

Described by The Guardian as "a master of core sf" and "one of our best exponents of hardcore SF adventure" by the Daily Mail, Gary Gibson's career stretches over fifteen years and fifteen books, with his most recent publication being Echogenesis (2021).His work has been translated and published around the world, including Russia, Brazil, Germany, and France. A long-time resident of Glasgow, Scotland, he relocated a few years ago to Taipei in the Far East and splits his time between editing and working on his own material.For all rights enquiries, contact THE JOHN JARROLD AGENCY.He has a Patreon page featuring unseen and forthcoming material, articles on writing on Medium, and a monthly newsletter.EDITORIAL SERVICES: More than ten years experience in providing critiquing, mentoring and editing services to other writers - find out more here.

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OUR LADY OF HOLY DEATH: A prequel to Devil's Road, free when you join my monthly mailing list with upcoming titles, genre commentary and reviews. Unsubscribing is easy.


A deadly alien world. An even more deadly secret.

Echogenesis paperback, hardback and ebook

The game-changing new novel from the author of Stealing Light and Extinction Game - with over 1,000 reviews on Amazon.

EDITORIAL SERVICESI have more than a decade's experience in mentoring authors and critiquing hundreds of unpublished novels as well as over thirty years of experience workshopping fiction. I also regularly provide structural edits to publishers. I also offer freelance editing services: developmental editing and editing for publication.WHY ME?
I've had more than a dozen novels published by major and minor publishers and been translated around the world. I can bring my expertise to bear on your work.
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STRUCTURAL EDITING:
I provide a detailed assessment of a novel's strengths and weaknesses based on a read-through of the entire manuscript and recommendations for a next draft focused on theme, characterisation, dialogue, plot structure, prose, narrative tension, style, dialogue and worldbuilding. This is intended to give clients the tools necessary to write a stronger, more readable and more commercially viable draft of their novel.If you've just finished your novel and you need a clear and objective view of its strengths and weaknesses, this is the package you want.£50 + £50 PER 10K (example: 90,000 word novel = £450+£50 = £500)
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MENTORING:
One-on-one advice and handholding during the process of writing a manuscript and charged on a per-hour basis. Contact for more details.
£65 per hour (example: 10 hours mentoring = £650)
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FIRST TEN THOUSAND WORDS:
Alternatively, I can provide detailed feedback on the first ten thousand words of a novel as well as a detailed outline of the whole manuscript for a flat fee. £250
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EDITING FOR PUBLICATION:
This is similar to developmental editing but goes much deeper, and includes line-by-line edits and recommendations on nearly every page, where applicable, using tracked changes in Microsoft Word. Please note that editing for publication is discretionary, and is based on an initial assessment of the first few chapters or pages of the novel and is recommended only for more advanced writers. I reserve the option to recommend a developmental edit instead if I feel it's in an author's best interests. £125 PER 10k (example: 90,000 word novel = £1,125)

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

ROB BOFFARD

STEPHEN P. SMITH

"Gary helped me polish my first novel ahead of submission. His insights and suggestions were driven by curiosity, allowing me to make my own decisions about the edits that meant I was even more confident about the book's shape. As a result, I signed with an agent, and subsequently received a three book deal with a major publisher. Gary's editorial services were a key stop along the way."

After self-editing my book, The Unsound Convictions of Judge Stephen Mentall, I realised I needed the help of a professional. I turned to Gary for mentoring and line editing. He could see what was needed and taught me how to really write, helping me turn my book into a page turner. It’s since been a top five charting topping Amazon book and sold thousands of copies. I highly recommend Gary.

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MILES HUDSON

'Gary's editorial recommendations are always insightful and in-depth. He is my go-to editor for all my science fiction novels and his advice always makes my work stronger.'

"Gary is my go to structural editor. For my dystopian future novels, 2089 and The Mind's Eye, he immediately understood the concepts and the atmosphere I was looking to build in each book. This meant that his ideas and detailed suggestions for change made logical sense and he didn't need to pull any punches. They are much better books for his editorial work.
Working with Gary is a really positive experience, and he's sensibly priced!"

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JON FRANKLIN

I contacted Gary when my manuscript for The Lost Puzzler was very advanced, but I knew something was still needed to be done with it.
I sent the first 10k words of my opening. With Gary's advice, managed to shorten the beginning by a third and refined my ideas. I am sure his help was one of the reasons the novel was picked up by Harper Collins Voyager.

'Gary Gibson offers a first class critique service, whatever the genre you write in.
His critiques are thorough, focused and detailed. He literally guided me through three drafts of my debut novel to a finished manuscript.
With his invaluable help I have sold several hundred copies of my book via Amazon and received highly positive reviews in the Racing Post and Sporting Life book sections.
I cannot recommend Gary's services highly enough.'

ANDREW MYERS

I turned to Gary’s services when I realised that my novel required an editor and all round advice in order to bring it up to a standard for publication. Gary provided me with a detailed and hugely helpful report which enabled me to understand the strengths and weaknesses of my writing. He had clearly read my work closely and had considered what needed to be improved in a professional and sensitive way. Most crucially, Gary provided me with the confidence in my abilities to persevere when I was beginning to lose heart. As a result ‘The Ides’ has now been downloaded thousands of times on Amazon, and has received multiple positive reviews.