“The Great Network is a place of drones and androids, maintenance spiders and Station Angels. The place of the thousand gates, where sentient trains criss-cross the galaxy in a heartbeat...”
“Welcome to my website. I write books for children and young adults. My books include Railhead, Mortal Engines, Here Lies Arthur and Goblins. 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 and Pugs of the Frozen North.”
– Philip Reeve
Railhead is my new science fiction novel, an adventure set in a far future civilization which sprawls across many worlds, linked by a hyperspace railway…
It will be published by Oxford University Press in October 2015.
“The Great Network is a place of drones and androids, Hive Monks and Station Angels. The place of the thousand gates, where sentient trains criss-cross the galaxy in a heartbeat.
It is also a place of great dangers – especially for someone who rides the rails and rides his luck the way Zen Starling does.
Meet Zen Starling:
Rebel, Adventurer, Imposter, Liar, Hero, Enemy, Ally
Lately I’ve been working with the illustrator Sarah McIntyre on some fun, beautifully illustrated adventure stories: Oliver and the Seawigs, Cakes in Space and Pugs of the Frozen North*
(*to be published in September 2015)
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…