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Encyclopedia > Jon Courtenay Grimwood
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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. Valletta (Maltese: , commonly referred to as Il-Belt - The City) is the capital city of Malta. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Kingston upon Thames, part of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, is an ancient market town where Saxon kings were crowned, and is now a lively suburb of London. ... A freelancer or (freelance worker) is a self-employed person working in a profession or trade in which full-time employment by a single employer is also common. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Guardian. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Winchester Cathedral as seen from the Cathedral Close Arms of Winchester City Council Winchester is a city in southern England, and the administrative capital of the county of Hampshire, with a population of around 35,000. ... Sam Baker is the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan in the UK. Baker was born in Hampshire, and studied politics at Birmingham University. ...


Much of his early work can be described as shocking 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[1]. He has also been shortlisted for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award . His fourth book is loosely based on Stanley Weyman's Victorian novel Under the Red Robe (ISBN 5-552-05128-9). Berlins Sony Center reflects the global reach of a Japanese corporation. ... The British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) annually presents four awards (though numbers have differed in previous years) based on a vote of BSFA members and recently also members of EasterCon. ... The Arabesk trilogy is a sequence of alternate history novels by the British author Jon Courtenay Grimwood. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Arthur C. Clarke award is given for the best British science fiction novel from the previous year. ... The Arabesk trilogy is a sequence of alternate history novels by the British author Jon Courtenay Grimwood. ... The John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel has been awarded every year since 1973, except in 1994. ... Stanley John Weyman (August 7, 1855 - April 10, 1928) was an English novelist sometimes referred to as the Prince of Romance. Weyman (pronounced why-man) was born at Ludlow, Shropshire, as the son of a solicitor. ... The Victorian era of the United Kingdom marked the height of the British Industrial Revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ...


End of the World Blues is also shortlisted for the 2007 Arthur C Clarke Award. The Arthur C. Clarke award is given for the best British science fiction novel from the previous year. ...


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 Iskandryia (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. Alternate history (fiction) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... In science fiction stories involving time travel, an alternate future or alternative future is a possible future which never comes to pass, typically because someone travels back into the past and alters it so that the events of the alternate future cannot occur. ... The 22nd century of the anno Domini (common) era will span the years 2101–2200 of the Gregorian calendar. ... In discussion of counterfactual history, a point of divergence (POD) is a historical event, with two possible postulated outcomes. ... Combatants Second French Empire North German Confederation allied with South German states (later German Empire) Commanders Napoleon III François Achille Bazaine Patrice de Mac-Mahon, duc de Magenta Otto von Bismarck Helmuth von Moltke the Elder Strength 400,000 at wars beginning 1,200,000 Casualties 150,000... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte (April 20, 1808, Paris, France - January 9, 1873, Chislehurst, Kent, England) was a President of France, and later, Emperor of the French. ... Bismarck redirects here. ... For other uses, see Prussia (disambiguation). ... For German colonial territories, see German Colonial Empire. ... Map of the French Second Empire Capital Paris Language(s) French Government Monarchy Emperor  - 1852-1870 Napoleon III Legislature Parliament  - Upper house Senate  - Lower house Corps législatif History  - French coup of 1851 December 2 1851  - Established 1852  - Disestablished September 4, 1870 Currency French Franc The Second French Empire or... The Arabesk trilogy is a sequence of alternate history novels by the British author Jon Courtenay Grimwood. ... Year 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday[1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856–February 3, 1924), was the twenty-eighth President of the United States. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Balkan redirects here. ... Liberalism is an ideology, philosophical view, and political tradition which holds that liberty is the primary political value. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... Ottoman redirects here. ...  Northern Africa (UN subregion)  geographic, including above North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent, separated by the Sahara from Sub-Saharan Africa. ... 20XX redirects here. ... This article is about the city in Egypt. ... 9tail Fox (ISBN 0-575-07615-1) is a 2005 novel by Jon Courtenay Grimwood. ...


Grimwood was guest of honour at Novacon in 2003. He is scheduled to appear at Kontext (Sweden), in 2008, and at Eastercon LX, the 60th British National Science Fiction Convention, in 2009. Novacon is an annual UK science fiction convention that takes place in (or near) Birmingham in November. ... Eastercon is the common name for the British National Science Fiction Convention, which since the 1960s has been held over the four-day Easter holiday weekend although the traditional numbering of the conventions goes back to 1948, when the national convention was held over the three-day Whitsun bank holiday... Science fiction conventions are gatherings of the community of fans (called science fiction fandom) of various forms of speculative fiction including science fiction and fantasy. ...


Writing style

Grimwood's style has two main features. Firstly, his central characters often have a somewhat unusual form of (often artificial) inner monologue; the lead character of the Arabesk trilogy has an internal AI generally referred to as "the fox" or Tiriganiaq (Inuktitut for Arctic fox), which acts as a pseudo-conscience to some extent, in addition to giving him often flawed and self-evident advice; another character talks to his ever-present military commander; and most notably, in redRobe, the lead character (an assassin) talks to his sentient gun. In Stamping Butterflies, as well as some of the protagonists having a mental link (across several centuries), one character has conversations with an alien AI known as "the Library". AI redirects here. ... Inuktitut (Inuktitut syllabics: ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ, literally like the Inuit) is the language of the Inuit people. ... This article is about the animal. ... François Chifflart (1825-1901), The Conscience (after Victor Hugo) Conscience is an ability or faculty or sense that leads to feelings of remorse when we do things that go against our moral values, or which informs our moral judgment before performing such an action. ... Jack Ruby murdered the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, in a very public manner. ...


Secondly, he frequently alternates the main narrative with either a continuous story or a series of discontinuous flashbacks, often to the childhood of a central character. He uses this to explain events in the past in such a way that their connection to the plot only becomes evident later in the book, at around the point its effects are felt in the main storyline. In literature, film, television and other media, a flashback (also called analepsis) is an interjected scene that takes the narrative back in time from the current point the story has reached. ...


Novels

  • neoAddix (1997) ISBN 0-340-67472-5
  • Lucifer's Dragon (1998) ISBN 0-7434-7827-4
  • reMix (1999) ISBN 0-671-02222-9
  • redRobe (2000) ISBN 0-671-02260-1
  • Arabesk trilogy:
    • Pashazade (2001) ISBN 0-7434-6833-3
    • Effendi (2002) ISBN 0-671-77369-0
    • Felaheen (2003) ISBN 0-671-77370-4
  • Stamping Butterflies (2004) ISBN 0-575-07613-5
  • 9tail Fox (2005) ISBN 0-575-07615-1
  • End of the World Blues (2006) ISBN 0-575-07616-X

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Grimwood's gritty and detailed prose evokes the sounds the smells, the sights and the emotions of those who live there.
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Jon Courtenay Grimwood is a British science fiction author.
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.
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