Palmer, Philip

Philip Palmer is a screen and TV writer whose credits include the BBC 1 film THE MANY LIVES OF ALBERT WALKER, starring John Gordon Sinclair, Rebus and The Bill. He has also written radio plays including THE KING’S COINER, about Isaac Newton, private detective, which starred Ian McDiarmid, and adapted Spenser’s Faerie Queen for BBC Radio, as well as teaching writing, acting as a script executive, executive producer and in many other roles.

His first sweeping SF novel, DEBATABLE SPACE, features Lena, a relation of the despotic Human emperor – the Cheo – who is kidnapped by Flanagan, a space pirate. But both of these characters are far more than they initially appear to be and as the book unfolds a subtle history of the future of humanity appears, in a focused, witty and inventively-thrilling novel that is both epic and character led.

World rights in this and two further SF novels by Philip Palmer - RED CLAW (published in 2009) and VERSION 43 (October 2010) - were pre-emptively acquired by Orbit UK, who have since done a further two-book deal.

World rights: Orbit (Little, Brown UK)

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Debbatable Space by Philip Palmer