"Brooke's fifth science-fiction novel is an intelligent examination of the technological possibilities of VR and a brilliant dissection of how individuals and society will change when freed from material bounds. The Accord is not only Brooke's best novel to date, but one of the finest to broach the subject of virtual reality." The Guardian
About the Author
Keith Brooke's first novel, Keepers of the Peace
, appeared in 1990, since when he has published seven more adult novels, six collections, and over 70 short stories. His novel Genetopia
was first published in hardback by Pyr in February 2006 and was their first title to receive a starred review in Publishers Weekly
; The Accord
, published by Solaris in 2009, received another starred PW
review and was optioned for film.
His most recent novel, Harmony
(published in the UK as alt.human
), is a big exploration of aliens, alternate history and the Fermi paradox published by Solaris in 2012 and shortlisted for the Philip K DickAward.
Writing as Nick Gifford, his teen fiction is published by Puffin, with one novel also optioned for the movies by Andy Serkis andJonathan Cavendish's Caveman Films. He writes reviews for the Guardian
, teaches creative writing at the University of Essex, and lives with his wife Debbie in Wivenhoe, Essex.