“Welcome to my website. I’ve been writing for children and young adults since 2001. My books include Railhead, Mortal Engines, Here Lies Arthur and Goblins. I also work with my friend Sarah McIntyre on highly illustrated books for slightly younger readers – Oliver and the Seawigs, Cakes in Space, Pugs of the Frozen North and Jinks and O’Hare funfair Repair. Check my blog for news of my latest projects, events, etc.
I also work with Sarah McIntyre on highly illustrated books for slightly younger readers – Oliver and the Seawigs, Cakes in Space Pugs of the Frozen North and Jinks and O’Hare funfair Repair.”
– Philip Reeve
The Railhead trilogy is an epic adventure story set in the far future, where humans live on hundreds of worlds linked by a hyperspace railway and a young thief is caught up in events which will shatter an empire. The first two volumes, Railhead and Black Light Express are published in the UK by Oxford University Press. I’m currently working on the third.
Published by Oxford University Press.
“Philip Reeve has always been a writer of extraordinarily fertile imagination and his latest, Railhead… is a long-anticipated event that more than lives up to expectations.”
– Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times Books of the Year
“…as richly imagined as the best adult science fiction.”
–SF Said, The Guardian
“…a hugely talented and versatile author… the emotional journeys of his characters are enthralling, never sentimental and always believable.”
–The Daily Telegraph
Lately I’ve been working with the illustrator Sarah McIntyre on some fun, beautifully illustrated adventure stories: Oliver and the Seawigs, Cakes in Space, Pugs of the Frozen North and Jinks and O’Hare funfair Repair
We have great fun coming up with the characters and the story together, then I write them down, and Sarah does the pictures. The books are aimed at 7 – 10 year olds, a slightly younger age group than most of my other books, but I think they’ll work for younger children if they’re read aloud, and hopefully the humour and Sarah’s wonderful illustrations will appeal to older readers too. Visit our Facebook page…
They’re all published by Oxford University Press in the UK, and by Random House in the USA. Sarah has also created free activity sheets to go with the books, which you can find here…