Engineer by day, writer of speculative fiction by night. Aztec trilogy Obsidian and Blood out from Angry Robot. Short work has appeared in Interzone, Realms of Fantasy, and Asimov's. Finalist for a bunch of stuff (Hugo, Nebula,Campbell). Won the BSFA Award for Best Short Fiction.
Also occasional cook, traveller, and voracious reader. Will post and dissect recipes with glee. Sort of manage to speak 3 languages and a smidgeon of a fourth.
My first novel, Babylon Steel, came out in 2012, the sequel, Dangerous Gifts, came out this year, both from Solaris. I write short stories and occasional poetry, I'm embarking on a steampunk novel for Solaris and have at least 6 other projects lined up. They involve, variously, sex, steam, swords, dead people, orcs, and Dylan Thomas.