Paul McAuley

Paul McAuley is the author of numerous short stories and more than twenty books, including science-fiction novels, thrillers, and a Doctor Who novella, and coedited an anthology of original stories about popular music.  Two of his most recent novels are Cowboy Angels (Pyr) and In The Mouth of the Whale (Gollancz); his story "The Choice" won the 2012 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award.  After working for twenty years as a research biologist and university lecturer, he is now a full-time writer, and lives in North London.

"'Talk about those places, Macy. Talk about life on Earth and this time tell the whole truth, ' Sada said, lightly stabbing the tabletop at th end of each sentence. 'Explain what it's really like, living under the thumb of the self-selecting elite. Tell the truth about the repression and cuelty. How ordinary people are treated like slaves. How free speech and free thought are ruthlessly suppressed...You want us to win a war, don't you? You can help, in a small way, by reminding people about the enemy. By stiffening their resolve."

"By spouting propaganda."

"Only our enemies would look at it that way."

-The Quiet War