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. 

An Android Awakes at Invasion

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On Sunday 20th July the team celebrated the launch of the An Android Awakes part of the Invasion exhibition at the Stockwood Discovery Centre in Luton.

Presented with other #scifi exhibits such as #Aliens, #Xfiles, Star Trek, #RedDwarf and #PlanetoftheApes, our display includes concept artwork and storyboards.

More details of Invasion can be found here:
and it runs until the 31st August.

The Sunday was also a Sci-fi Fun Day at the Stockwood Discovery Centre and Karl Brown did a live art demo all day alongside the #2000AD & #Preacher artist #SteveDillion.

An Android Awakes will be out in 2015 from Elsewhen Press
Twitter: #AnAndroidAwakes

Photos by: Aleksandra Warchol