Welcome to my website! I write fiction, and my fourth novel, Bridge 108, will be released in February 2020.
In 2018, my novel Dreams Before the Start of TIme won the Arthur C. Clarke Award.
Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2018
Through a series of interconnected vignettes that spans five generations and three continents, this emotionally taut story explores the anxieties that arise when the science of fertility claims to deliver all the answers.
“Classic novel exploring the limits of pregnancy” — The Guardian
The Guardian’s Best SFF Books of 2015:
“Sleeping Embers of an Ordinary Mind (47North) is an expert braiding together of past, present and future that puts a 15th-century Italian female artist centre stage to say penetrating things about womanhood, creativity and history.”
Finalist – Philip K. Dick Award 2013
Shortlisted – Kitschies Golden Tentacle
A dystopian vision of corporate life later in the 21st century when big business and state institutions are thriving thanks to a compliant, stratified and segregated workforce. Hyper-intelligent professionals live in affluence within the metropolis while menials live out in the subsidized, but spartan, enclaves.
Release in February 2020
A dystopian novel set in the climate-ravaged Europe of A Calculated Life. Told through multiple voices against the backdrop of a haunting and frighteningly believable future, Bridge 108 charts the passage of a young boy into adulthood amid oppressive circumstances that are increasingly relevant to our present day.
“The writing is superb… the perfect amount of suspense and anticipation. The integration of the characters is seamless.” — NetGalley reviewer
A skillfully executed multigenerational saga that explores a potential future driven by rapid development of reproductive technologies…A story that feels personal and intimate.
Charnock explores what the family of the future will look like, as well as how society and pregnancy will change. Deceptively intimate, this is big-idea SF reminiscent of the societal changes mapped across generational sagas like Foundation or the Mars trilogy.
An expert braiding together of past, present and future to say penetrating things about womanhood, creativity and history.”
Charnock is clearly a gifted and sensitive author of acute intelligence, writing science fiction of a kind – quiet, intense, thoughtful – we could do with more of.