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Colin Greenland

Colin Greenland at P-Con III in Dublin in 2006
Born 17 May 1954 (1954-05-17) (age 55)
Dover, Kent, England, U.K.
Occupation Novelist,
Nationality British
Genres Science fiction
Spouse(s) Susanna Clarke

Colin Greenland (born 17 May 1954 in Dover, Kent, England) is a British science fiction writer, whose first story won the second prize in a 1982 Faber & Faber competition. His best known novel is Take Back Plenty (1990), winner of all three major British science fiction awards, the Eastercon, Arthur C. Clarke and British SF Association awards.

Colin Greenland's first published book was a critical look at the New Wave, based on his Ph.D thesis, The Entropy Exhibition : Michael Moorcock and the UK New Wave (1983). His most successful fictional work is the Plenty series that started with Take Back Plenty and continued with Seasons of Plenty (1995), The Plenty Principle (1997) and Mother of Plenty (1998).

Besides his work on fiction, Greenland has continued to write non-fiction books and has been active in the Science Fiction Foundation, as well as serving on the editorial committee of Interzone. He's been a guest speaker at four separate Microcons: 1988, 1989, 1993 and 1994.

His partner is Susanna Clarke, with whom he has lived since 1996.

He is good friends with Neil Gaiman, and is frequently cited among Gaiman's acknowledgments pages.





  • Daybreak on a Different Mountain. London: Unwin Hyman, 1984. ISBN 0-04-823346-3
  • The Hour of the Thin Ox. London: Unwin Hyman, 1987. ISBN 0-04-823341-2
  • Other Voices. London: Unwin Hyman, 1988. ISBN 0-04-440165-5
  • Plenty
    • Take Back Plenty. London: Unwin Hyman, 1990 (paper). ISBN 0-04-440265-1
    • Seasons of Plenty. London: HarperCollins, 1995. ISBN 0-00-224208-7
    • Mother of Plenty. London: HarperCollins Voyager, 1998 (paper). ISBN 0-00-649907-4
  • Harm's Way. London: HarperCollins, 1993. ISBN 0-00-223916-7
  • Spiritfeather. London: Orion, 2000 (paper). ISBN 1-85881-710-2
  • Finding Helen. London: Black Swan, 2002 (paper). ISBN 0-552-77080-9


  • The Plenty Principle. London: HarperCollins Voyager, 1997 (paper). ISBN 0-00-649906-6


  • The Entropy Exhibition: Michael Moorcock and the British 'New Wave' in Science Fiction. London: Routledge & Keegan, 1983. ISBN 0-7100-9310-1
  • Storm Warnings: Science Fiction Confronts the Future, with Eric S. Rabkin and George E. Slusser. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1987. ISBN 0-8093-1376-6
  • Michael Moorcock: Death is No Obstacle. Manchester: Savoy Books, 1992. ISBN 0-86130-087-4

As editor

  • Interzone: The First Anthology, with John Clute and David Pringle. London: Everyman Fiction, 1985. ISBN 978-0-460-02294-1

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