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Matt Dovey


Matt Dovey is very tall, very British, and most likely drinking a cup of tea right now. He has a scar on his arm from his days dogfighting in the Kuiper Belt with the Jovian Corps. He now lives in a quiet market town in rural England with his wife & three children, and despite being a writer, he still hasn't found the right words to fully express the delight he finds in this wonderful arrangement. His surname rhymes with “Dopey”, but any other similarities to the dwarf are purely coincidental.

Photo of the author, smiling and looking rather dapper, if I do say so myselfHe does boring stuff with computers for a living. He got into writing because he thought it'd pay well and the world would be falling over itself to read his genius; he has since been thoroughly disavowed of both notions. He is a member of the Codex Writers Group, the Villa Diodati Writers Group, and an associate editor (slush monkey) at PodCastle.

He was the winner of the Golden Pen for Writers of the Future volume 32 (2016) and was shortlisted for the James White Award (2016). Thanks to the tireless and loving efforts of his wife, he has time not only to write but also to homebrew wine, photograph everything, and run around a field with a pretend sword and a silly accent in the name of LARP. Writing has stolen all his computer game time, though, and adult life has stolen all the money he used to spend in Games Workshop.

He has presently completed 33 consecutive orbits of the sun (a personal best) and hopes to continue extending this record so he will have time to get round to all the mad scribblings that need writing up properly. Ideas really are the easy part of writing. He looks forward to the day when AI snapshots can be spun-off, set loose and later reintegrated back into one's core personality as a method for actually getting round to everything that needs doing.

A few other points the author wishes to state for the record: Discworld is the greatest achievement in fantasy and quite possibly all of literature; Tangled is a better film than Frozen on every level; and despite George Orwell being correct on so very many topics, many of them far ahead of his time, he was wrong on tea: milk first is clearly the superior method.

Should you care to contact the author and offer your obeisance before his genius and majesty--or any other reason, really--you may email him at mattdovey@gmail.com.



Matt Dovey is a professional writer of short science fiction & fantasy. He is very tall, very British, and probably drinking a cup of tea right now. His surname rhymes with “Dopey”, but any other similarities to the dwarf are purely coincidental. More →

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