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Jon Courtenay Grimwood is a British science fiction author.

He was born in Valletta, Malta, grew up in Britain, Southeast Asia and Norway in the 1960s and 1970s. He studied at Kingston College, then worked in publishing and as a freelance writer for magazines and newspapers including The Guardian. He now lives in London and Winchester and is married to the journalist and novelist Sam Baker, with a son, Jamie, from a previous marriage.

Much of his early work can be described as post-cyberpunk. He won a British Science Fiction Association award for Felaheen in 2003, was shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award for Pashazade the year before, and won the 2006 BSFA award for Best Novel with End of the World Blues. He was shortlisted for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 2002 for Pashazade. His fourth book is loosely based on Stanley Weyman's Victorian novel Under the Red Robe (ISBN 5-552-05128-9). End of the World Blues was also shortlisted for the 2007 Arthur C Clarke Award.

Grimwood's work tends to be of a quasi-alternate history genre that could be dubbed "alternate future"; whilst set in an alternate universe, they are still set in the future. In the first four novels, set in the 22nd century, the point of divergence is the Franco—Prussian War of 1870, where Grimwood posits a reality where Napoléon III's France defeats Otto von Bismarck's Prussia, causing the German Empire never to form and the Second French Empire never to collapse. In the Arabesk trilogy, the point of divergence is in 1915, with Woodrow Wilson brokering an earlier peace so that World War I barely expanded outside of the Balkans; the books are set in a liberal Islamic Ottoman North Africa in the 21st century, mainly centering around El Iskandriya (Alexandria). By contrast, there is little in Stamping Butterflies, 9tail Fox or End of the World Blues to suggest that the books are not set in our reality.

Grimwood was guest of honour at Novacon in 2003, at Kontext (in Uppsala, Sweden) in 2008, and at Eastercon LX (the 60th British National Science Fiction Convention) in 2009.

He was a judge for the 2010 Arthur C Clarke Award presented to China Mieville for The City and the City. He is also a judge for the 2011 award.

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Total Books: 57
The Exiled Blade
2013 - The Exiled Blade [The Assassini] (Paperback)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780316074360
ISBN-10: 0316074365
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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La citt degli assassini Il sangue del doge
2013 - La Citt Degli Assassini Il Sangue Del Doge (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788854143357
ISBN-10: 8854143359
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The Outcast Blade Act Two of the Assassini
2012 - The Outcast Blade Act Two of the Assassini (Audio CD)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781441887757
ISBN-10: 144188775X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 1.5/5 Stars.
 1

Die Schatten von Venedig 01 Silberklinge
2012 - Die Schatten Von Venedig 01 Silberklinge (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783426509593
ISBN-10: 3426509598
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The Outcast Blade
2012 - The Outcast Blade [Assassini, Bk 2] (Paperback)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780316074421
ISBN-10: 031607442X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1

Pandemonium Stories of the Apocalypse
2011 - Pandemonium Stories of the Apocalypse (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780957039216
ISBN-10: 0957039212
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Kizuna Fiction for Japan
2011 - Kizuna Fiction for Japan (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781466223172
ISBN-10: 1466223170
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Fallen Blade
2011 - The Fallen Blade [The Vampire Assassin Trilogy, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780316074391
ISBN-10: 031607439X
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 2.6/5 Stars.
 5

The Fallen Blade Act One of the Assassini
2011 - The Fallen Blade Act One of the Assassini [The Vampire Assassin Trilogy] (Audio CD)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781441887573
ISBN-10: 1441887571
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1

2008 - Ashraf Bey Bk 1 [Gollancz] (Paperback)Hardcover
End of the World Blues
2007 - End of the World Blues (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553589962
ISBN-10: 0553589962
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 5

Arabesk
2007 - Arabesk [Arabesk Trilogy] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780575081321
ISBN-10: 0575081325
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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9Tail Fox
2007 - 9tail Fox (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781597800785
ISBN-10: 1597800783
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2

Time Pieces
2006 - Time Pieces (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780953819041
ISBN-10: 0953819043
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Stamping Butterflies
2006 - Stamping Butterflies (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553383775
ISBN-10: 0553383779
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 4

Felaheen
2005 - Felaheen [Arabesk, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553383782
ISBN-10: 0553383787
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 5

Effendi
2005 - Effendi [Arabesk, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553587449
ISBN-10: 0553587447
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 4

Pashazade
2005 - Pashazade [Ucronia] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9788445075463
ISBN-10: 8445075462
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Lucifer's Dragon
2004 - Lucifer's Dragon (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780743478274
ISBN-10: 0743478274
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

Effendi The Second Arabesk
2003 - Effendi the Second Arabesk [Arabesk] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671773694
ISBN-10: 0671773690
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Pashazade The First Arabesk
2003 - Pashazade the First Arabesk (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780743468336
ISBN-10: 0743468333
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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NeoAddix
2002 - Neoaddix (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782914370325
ISBN-10: 2914370326
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2001 - Remix (Paperback)
Ashraf Bey [Gollancz - Bk. 1] (Hardcover)Paperback