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. 

The Ascent of Isaac Steward in Space

Cauliay Publishing

CAPCOM Shannon Lucid: Good morning Endeavour. And a special good morning to you
today, Bob.

Mission Specialist Bob Behnken: Well thank you, Shannon. And a special good morning
back to you guys down in Houston for helping us out so much yesterday for a
successful EVA 1. And I'd also just like to say that both on Endeavour and on the
ISS, thankyou for the advance copy of The Ascent of Isaac Steward.

CAPCOM Shannon Lucid: I see you have it there, Bob.

Mission Specialist Bob Behnken:  Yes, Shannon - it's a bit of a page turner, can't put it down.

CAPCOM Shannon Lucid: Well try and focus on the job on hand, Bob.

Mission Specialist Bob Behnken:  Roger that Houston.

CAPCOM Shannon Lucid: Bob .... Bob ... get on with it.

Mission Specialist Bob Behnken:  Er Houston, we have a problem there's a typo on page 11.