Mike French is an author and the owner and senior editor of the prestigious literary magazine, The View From Here which has been called many fine things since it started in 2007 including, "Attractive, informative, sparkling and useful" by the late Iain M. Banks and for having a “great passion and drive” by Booker shortlisted Tom McCarthy.

Mike’s debut novel, The Ascent of Isaac Steward came out in 2011 with Cauliay Publishing and was nominated for The Galaxy National Book Awards which due to an unfortunate clerical error was awarded to Dawn French.

Born in Cornwall in 1967, Mike spent his childhood flipping between England and Scotland with a few years in between in Singapore. Splitting his time between his own writing, editing the magazine, running workshops and working with atp media in Luton, Mike is married with three children and a growing number of pets. He currently lives in Luton in the UK and when not working watches Formula 1, eats Ben & Jerry's Phish Food and listens to Noah and the Whale.

Mike's second novel a dsytopian sci-fi called Blue Friday was released in 2012 by Elsewhen Press and was nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke award 2013. Convergence, his third book, was released in October 2013 from Elsewhen Press and was also nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke award 2014. 


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LAUNCHED: 7th NOV 2015 at The Film and Comic Con Brighton, Hilton Brighton Metropole.
Available worldwide 13th NOV2015

Deluxe Crown Quarto Paperback and digital simultaneous release.

from Elsewhen Press

From the author Mike French and artist Karl Brown.


“Punchy & Cool”

“Reminiscent of the great Brett Ewins, keep your eyes on this promising young artist”                                                 BRYAN TALBOT  - WRITER/ARTIST OF THE GRANDVILLE GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES/EISNER AWARD WINNER FOR THE TALE OF ONE BAD RAT

‘An evocative blend of Blade Runner aesthetics and Sin City style characters creating an atmosphere similar to Michael Valuta’s illustrated edition of Metropolis

“Sex, violence, androids … very much in the style of classic 2000AD”



Your world is manipulated by computer coding, search engines and social networks. It’s just a matter of time before everything you watch, read and listen to will be created by autonomous machines…


Android Writer PD121928 is part of the Android Publishing Program. To replicate a writer's life, his wife has been forcibly removed and he lives in solitude with an allowance for drugs and state prostitutes. Having just had his novel The Eating of Citizen Kane rejected, he now has 14 more attempts to get a story accepted for the program or he will be deactivated.

Can one of his characters and their story save him?

Featuring Absolute Zero (the coolest spaceship ever built - literally), Panthalassa: the all Earth sea, The Amazing Arctic Sinking Man, The Detective, the Button Man and the first men on Mars, An Android Awakes hurtles towards a shocking conclusion.

An Android Awakes : A new way to combine art and prose in storytelling.

Writer: Mike French
Artist: Karl Brown
Colour on Digital Edition: Vicky Delfosse
Logo Design & Cover: Craig Nash
Design Consultant : Sophie Carpenter
Visual & Script Consultant: Josh Hodson



'She worked, as he had guessed, on the novel-writing machines in the Fiction Department.' 1984 by George Orwell.


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Sci-Fi Bulletin - Review

SFFWorld - Article

Civilian Reader - Article

Smorgasbord Podcast - Interview with Mike & Karl

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Geek Native - Review

Blue Book Balloon - Review

Random Redhead Ramblings - Review

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