CHRIS BECKETT is a university lecturer living in Cambridge, England. His short stories have appeared in such publications as Interzone and Asimov's Science Fiction and in numerous "year's best" anthologies. In addition to the Arthur C. Clarke award for Dark Eden, he won the Edge Hill Prize, the UK's premier award for short story collections, for his collection the Turing Test.
Winner of the 2013 Arthur C Clarke Award for the Best Science Fiction Novel of the Year "Poetic...Beckett renders the terror of the darkness beyond the forests with a riveting deftness that evokes all primordial fears of the unknown...There's plenty here to intrigue and entrance." -New York Times Book Review "A linguistic and imaginative tour de force." --The Guardian (UK) "Captivating and haunting...human plight and alien planet are both superbly evoked." --Daily Mail(UK) "A stunning novel and a beautiful evocation of a truly alien world." --Sunday Times "Pure astonishment and pleasure, a storytelling ride full of brio and wonder." --Locus "Dazzlingly inventive... superbly well paced and well written... packed with ideas." --Reader's Digest "Brilliantly imaginative...a superb entertainment, a happy combination of speculative and literary fiction. Not to be missed." -Booklist (starred) "A fantastic novel...Beckett has created a bizarre world of astounding imaginative vision, grounded by fundamental human conflicts." -Shelf Awareness "Riveting...a keenly imagined vision of the interaction between human nature and a truly alien world." -BookPage