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Chris Beckett


Chris Beckett
Novacon 48 Guest of Honour

Let's let Chris introduce himself in words lifted directly from his blog (

"I am a former social worker, social work manager, and social work lecturer. I live in Cambridge in the East of England with my wife Maggie. I have three adult children.

Although I always wanted to be a writer, I did not deliberately set out to be a science fiction writer in particular. My stories are usually about my own life, things I see happening around me and things I struggle to make sense of. But up to now, they’ve always end up being science fiction. I like the freedom it gives me to invent things and play with ideas. (If you going to make up the characters, why not make up the world as well?) It provides a bit of distance too, which all writers need."


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