Chris Beckett is a university lecturer living in Cambridge. He is the winner of the Edge Hill Short Fiction Prize, 2009, for his collection, The Turing Test, the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke award, 2013, for Dark Eden and was shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Association Novel of the Year Award, 2015, for Mother of Eden.
Mother of Eden is a masterpiece. Guardian Every bit as compelling as Dark Eden was... Eden is building into one of most vivid and fascinating places in modern SF. -- Eddie Robson SFX A classic theme, beautifully told. Sunday Telegraph on Dark Eden There's no justice if Dark Eden, with its beautiful, terrifying planet, slowly revealed, fails to bring Beckett awards. The Sunday Times on Dark Eden A captivating and haunting book. Daily Mail on Dark Eden Beckett should be on the radar of anyone who professes concern for science fiction as a literary form. -- Alastair Reynolds