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Richard Evans (born Manchester, United Kingdom, 1964), is author of the future-noir novel Exilium as well as two earlier books in the same series, Machine Nation and Robophobia. He was born in Manchester's Moss Side district.
Total Books: 83
Exilium is set in Boston, Massachusetts in 2032, and centres on the plight of android characters, Kim Fox and Alex Sorber, covering themes of machine empathy and consciousness. One Word Radio described his work as 'more science-prescient than science fiction'. Book Munch commented that Evans 'draws us a convincing world of the not too distant future—recognisable, but rendered uncomfortable by changes in the familiar'. The stories take inspiration from cutting-edge android science and deal with ethical questions around machine emotions, scientific progress, slavery and the nature of humanity. As part of the research process for his work, he has twice visited CSAIL at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 2003 and 2005 as well as the University of Osaka's Intelligent Robotics Lab in 2007.
He has received several writing awards from Arts Council England and contributed robotics-related articles to UK publications, including T3 Magazine and the now-defunct UFO Magazine. The T3 Magazine article, Robosapiens, documents Richard's 2003 trip to CSAIL.
His short story Touch Sensitive ( Perverted by Language, fiction inspired by The Fall) was described by The Stool Pigeon as 'moving and delicately written - one of the anthology's clear front runners'.
He is currently writing a new novel, Kosmonaut Zero, due for publication in 2011.