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This article is about Richard Calder, the science fiction writer. For the CIA official, see Richard Calder.


Richard Calder (born 1956, London) is a notable British science fiction writer who lives and works in the East End of London, but who spent over a decade in Thailand (1990–1997) and the Philippines (1999–2002).

He began publishing stories in 1989, and first came to wider notice with the postcyberpunk novel Dead Girls (1992). Dead Girls expanded into an acclaimed trilogy of books, for which he was compared to William Gibson, J.G. Ballard and Alfred Bester. The Edge said: "Richard Calder's 'Dead' trilogy was perhaps the most extraordinary of the many postcyberpunk science fictions." In 2004 Dead Girls was reportedly under option to a film production company.

Since 1992, he has produced a further nine novels, and about twenty short stories. A notable theme running through his work (most notably the 'Dead' trilogy) is agalmatophiliac male lust for young female gynoids, as well as the darker undercurrents of British national culture. His novels and stories have links and plot overlaps between one another, and together form a mythos. His "epic masterpiece" ("Reading Richard Calder", Claude Lalumière) is said to be Malignos (2000).

He cites as inspirations Angela Carter and Georges Bataille, among others. His Dead trilogy is analysed in the third section of the book Alien Constructions: Science Fiction and Feminist Thought by Patricia Melzer (University of Texas Press, 2006). His work is also discussed in the books Consuming Youth: Vampires, Cyborgs and the Culture of Consumption, and The Body's Perilous Pleasures: Dangerous Desires and Contemporary Culture.

He is currently adapting his novel Dead Girls into a graphic novel, to be illustrated by Filipino artist Leonardo M Giron. The graphic novel will be serialised in the quarterly magazine Murky Depths, beginning with Issue #9.

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Total Books: 25
Dead Girls Act 1 - The Last of England
2010 - Dead Girls Act 1 - the Last of England (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781906584221
ISBN-10: 1906584222
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
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Death and the Maiden Episode 4
2008 - Death and the Maiden Episode 4 (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781906584009
ISBN-10: 1906584001
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Babylon
2006 - Babylon (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781904619574
ISBN-10: 1904619576
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Twist
2003 - The Twist (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781568582924
ISBN-10: 1568582927
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Lord Soho
2002 - Lord Soho [Earthlight] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780743408967
ISBN-10: 0743408969
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Frenzetta
2002 - Frenzetta (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781568582290
ISBN-10: 1568582293
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Malignos
2000 - Malignos (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671037208
ISBN-10: 067103720X
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Cythera
1998 - Cythera (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780312180744
ISBN-10: 0312180748
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Dead Girls Dead Boys Dead Things Dead Boys  Dead Things
1998 - Dead Girls Dead Boys Dead Things Dead Boys Dead Things (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780312180782
ISBN-10: 0312180780
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Dead Things
1997 - Dead Things (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780312151034
ISBN-10: 0312151039
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Dead Girls
1996 - Dead Girls (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312957179
ISBN-10: 0312957173
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Impakto
Impakto (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780743408950
ISBN-10: 0743408950
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Allure
The Allure [Japanese Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9784845706655
ISBN-10: 4845706652
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