Gary Gibson

Author of STEALING LIGHT, EXTINCTION GAME and others

"...a master of core science fiction" - THE GUARDIAN

After waking next to a wrecked spacecraft on an uninhabited world, fifteen survivors struggle to find out how they got there.

Soon they realise something has gone badly wrong: something that could mean humanity's survival...or its extinction.

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An alien world teeming with deadly life. And fifteen strangers with no idea how or why they came to be there.

From the moment Sam Newman and fourteen others awaken inside metal coffins next to the burning wreckage of a spacecraft, they face a constant struggle to stay alive on a seemingly uninhabited planet light-years from home.

Worse, the last any of them remember, they were back home on Earth - at a time when interstellar travel was little more than a distant pipe dream.

Survival means finding out who - or what - brought them to this place. Yet what few answers they find amidst the steaming jungles and the ruins of that distant world defy all logic or sanity, and it soon becomes clear something has gone terribly wrong...

...something that could mean humanity's survival - or its extinction.

The thrilling new novel from the author of Stealing Light and Extinction Game.

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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.

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EDITORIAL SERVICES: I have more than ten years experience in providing critiquing, mentoring and editing services to other writers - find out more here.


BRAIN IN A JAR BOOKS

Brain in the Jar Books is the brainchild (sorry) of Gary Gibson. Originally conceived as a means of republishing previously published stories by members of his writer's circle, it's since transformed into a publishing effort focused almost entirely on his own books.


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After waking next to a wrecked spacecraft on an uninhabited world, fifteen survivors struggle to find out how they got there.

Soon they realise something has gone badly wrong: something that could mean humanity's survival...or its extinction.

When an old friend and rival from the Devil's Run calls on Dutch to help get him out of a sticky situation down San Salvador way, Dutch has no choice but to go to his aid - only to find herself trapped in a pit with a newly hatched kaiju and no way to escape.

After waking next to a wrecked spacecraft on an uninhabited world, fifteen survivors struggle to find out how they got there.

Soon they realise something has gone badly wrong: something that could mean humanity's survival...or its extinction.

EDITORIAL SERVICES

I 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)