Ian WATSON

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1943-04-20
Education Tynemouth Sch, Balliol Coll Oxford (scholar, BA)
Books & Publications incl: Japan - A Cat's Eye View (1969), The Embedding (1973, Prix Apollo 1975, Premios Zikkurath for best foreign novel in Spanish trans 1978), The Jonah Kit (1975, Br Sci Fiction Orbit award 1976, Br Sci Fiction Assoc award 1977), The Martian Inca (1977), Japan Tomorrow (1977), Alien Embassy (1977), Miracle Visitors (1978), The Very Slow Time Machine - Science Fiction Stories (1979, finalist World Sci Fiction Achievement (Hugo) award), God's World (1979), The Gardens of Delight (1980), Under Heaven's Bridge (with Michael Bishop, 1981), Deathhunter - Pictures at an Exhibition (ed, 1981), Sunstroke and Other Stories (1982), Chekhov's Journey (1983), Changes (ed, 1983), The Book of the River (1984), Converts (1984), The Book of the Stars (1984), The Book of Being (1985), The Book of Ian Watson (1985), Slow Birds and Other Stories (1985), Afterlives (ed, 1986), Queenmagic Kingmagic (1986), Evil Water and Other Stories (1987), The Power (1987), The Fire Worm (1988), Whores of Babylon (1988), Meat (1988), Salvage Rites and Other Stories (1989), The Flies of Memory (1990), Inquisitor (1990), Stalin's Teardrops (1991), Space Marine (1993), Lucky's Harvest: the first book of Mana (1993), The Coming of Vertumnus and other stories (1994), The Fallen Moon: the second book of Mana (1994), Harlequin (1994), Chaos Child (1995), Hard Questions (1996), Oracle (1997), The Lexicographer's Love Song (2001), The Great Escape (2002), Mockymen (2003), The Butterflies of Memory (2006), The Beloved of My Beloved (with Roberto Quaglia, 2009), Orgasmachine (2010); screen credit for screen story for Steven Spielberg's AI Artificial Intelligence 2001
Recreations N/A
Clubs N/A
Style Mr Ian Watson
Career author; Eng and French lit res Oxford 1963-65 (res degree 1965), lectr in lit UC Dar es Salaam Tanzania 1965-67, lectr in Eng lit Tokyo Univ of Educn 1967-70 (pt/t Keio Univ Tokyo and Japan Women's Univ), lectr then sr lectr in complementary studies Sch of History of Art Birmingham Poly and course teacher in sci fiction and futures studies 1970-76; memb Cncl Sci Fiction Fndn London 1974-91; features ed Foundation - The Review of Science Fiction 1974-91 (reg contrib sci fiction criticism), Euro ed SFWA Bulletin 1983-; memb Towcester and Dist Lab Pty 1980-, CND 1980-; CC candidate (Lab): Helmdon Div Northamptonshire 1981, Towcester Div Northamptonshire 1984, Middleton Cheney Div Northamptonshire 1989
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