I was born in 1995 in the outback of Australia and was raised by wild dingos. Now, I’m a science-fiction author who writes about weird and wonderful futures.
I’m the author of the Common Saga, a space opera/spacepunk/gothic SF series that consists of Stormblood, Blindspace, and Wolfskin, about the DNA of an extinct alien race that makes humans addicted to adrenaline and aggression, making millions hooked on their own body chemistry. The books are published by Gollancz in the UK and US, and Hachette in Australia and New Zealand.
My short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Nature, Tor.com, Abyss & Apex, Grimdark Magazine, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, The Drabblecast and many anthologies. My work has appeared in nine languages.
Until 2020, I was the fiction editor for Hugo-winning StarShipSofa, where I’ve worked with and served as audio producer for George R. R. Martin, William Gibson, Harlan Ellison, Christopher Priest, Joe R. Lansdale, Robin Hobb, Jack Campbell, Joe Haldeman, Kim Stanley Robinson, Dan Abnett, Joe Abercrombie, and hundreds of other talented authors and narrators. Episodes that I’ve worked on can be found here.
I have a BA in Film Studies and Creative Writing from the University of New South Wales. You can find me on Facebook and Twitter, on Goodreads and Amazon and IMDB. . You can also buy me a coffee here.
I am represented by John Jarrold of the John Jarrold Literary Agency. My short fiction film/TV rights are represented by Julie Kane-Ritsch of The Gotham Group. My film/TV rights for my novels are managed by Susan Howe at Orion Publishing.
Press kits, and a longer “about me” story can be found below.
Jeremy Szal is the author of many short stories and the space opera novel STORMBLOOD, coming from Gollancz in June 2020. He lives in Sydney, Australia. Get in touch at jeremyszal.com or @jeremyszal
Jeremy Szal was born in 1995 in the outback of Australia and raised by wild dingos. He is the author of many short stories and the space opera novel, STORMBLOOD, which was published by Gollancz in 2020 as the first of a trilogy. Find him at: jeremyszal.com or @JeremySzal.
Jeremy Szal was born in 1995 and was raised by wild dingoes, which should explain a lot. He spent his childhood exploring beaches, bookstores, and the limits of people’s patience. He’s the author of the Common trilogy from Gollancz, which includes STORMBLOOD, BLINDSPACE, and WOLFSKIN, about a drug harvested from alien DNA that makes users permanently addicted to adrenaline and aggression. He’s the author of over fifty science-fiction short stories, translated into six languages. He was the editor for the Hugo-winning StarShipSofa until 2020 and has a BA in Film Studies and Creative Writing from UNSW. He carves out a living in Sydney, Australia with his family. He loves watching weird movies, collecting boutique gins, exploring cities, cold weather, and dark humour. Find him at https://jeremyszal.com/ or @JeremySzal