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Morden, Simon

Overview
Works: 31 works in 122 publications in 2 languages and 3,235 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Fantasy fiction  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Young adult works  Thrillers (Fiction)  Juvenile works  Dystopias 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6113.O736, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Simon Morden
Arcanum by Simon Morden( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rome was the center of the most powerful empire the world had ever seen, but that didn't stop it falling to Alaric the Goth, his horde of barbarian tribesmen and their wild spell-casting shamans. Having split the walls with their sorcery and slaughtered the inhabitants with their axes, the victors carved up the empire into a series of bickering states which were never more than an insult away from war. A thousand years later, and Europe has become an almost civilized place. The rulers of the old Roman palatinates confine their warfare to the short summer months, trade flourishes along the rivers and roads, and farming has become less back-breaking, all due to the magic, bestowed by gods, that infuses daily life. Even the barbarians' gods have been tamed: where once human sacrifices poured their blood onto the ground, there are parties and picnics, drinking and singing, fit for decent people and their children. But it looks like the gods are going to have the last laugh before they slip quietly into ill-remembered obscurity
The lost art by Simon Morden( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A millennium after a devastating war changed the direction of Earth's rotation, when the Church keeps science and technology suppressed, magician-like Benzamir and Va, a killer-for-hire turned monk, seek Solomon, who is surreptitiously spreading technology for nefarious purposes
Equations of life by Simon Morden( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuil Petrovitch is an anti-social Russian émigré in the overcrowded, decaying urban jungle of the London Metrozone. Going against his customary principle of "don't get involved," Petrovitch surprises himself one day by performing an uncharacteristically kind act, which results in his being propelled into a world of rival gang lords, exiled yakuza, crooked cops, crazed prophets, and gun-toting warrior nuns
The curve of the earth by Simon Morden( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In post-apocalyptic London, Samuil Petrovitch, a Russian émigré enhanced with cybernetic replacements and a built-in AI, searches for his missing daughter whom he believes was kidnapped by one of his enemies
Down station by Simon Morden( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small group of commuters and tube workers witness a fiery apocalypse overtaking London. They make their escape through a service tunnel. Reaching a door they step through ... and find themselves on a wild shore backed by cliffs and rolling grassland. The way back is blocked. Making their way inland they meet a man dressed in a wolf's cloak and with wolves by his side. He speaks English and has heard of a place called London - other people have arrived here down the ages - all escaping from a London that is burning. None of them have returned. Except one - who travels between the two worlds at will. The group begin a quest to find this one survivor; the one who holds the key to their return and to the safety of London. And as they travel this world, meeting mythical and legendary creatures, split between North and South by a mighty river and bordered by The White City and The Crystal Palace they realise they are in a world defined by all the London's there have ever been. Reminiscent of Michael Moorcock and Julian May this a grand and sweeping science fantasy built on the ideas, the legends, the memories of every London there has ever been
Theories of flight by Simon Morden( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theorem: Petrovitch has a lot of secrets. Proof: Secrets like how to make anit-gravity for one. For another, he's keeping a sentient computer program on a secret server farm--the same program that nearly destroyed the Metrozone a few months back. Theorem: The city is broken. Proof: The people of the OutZone want what citizens of teh Metrozone have. And then burn it to the ground. Now, with the heart of the city destroyed by the New Machine Jihad, the Outies finally see their chance. Theorem: These events are not unconnected. Proof: Someone is trying to kill Petrovitch and they're willing to sink the whole city to do it
The White City by Simon Morden( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since escaping London's inferno, Mary and Dalip have fought monsters and won - though in the magical world of Down, the most frightening monsters come from within. Now they hold the greatest of treasures: maps that reveal the way to the White City, where they can find the answers they're looking for, and learn the secrets of Down. But to get there they must rely on Crows, who has already betrayed them at every turn. As they battle their way towards the one place in all of Down without magic, they must ask themselves how far they will go to find their way home. After all, if there's one thing the White City offers those brave enough to enter, it's more than they bargained for
Degrees of freedom by Simon Morden( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Six Degrees of Petrovitch -- Michael is an AI of incalculable complexity trapped under the remains of Oshicora tower. Petrovitch will free him one day, he just has to trust Michael will still be sane by the time he does. Maddy and Petrovitch have trust issues. She's left him, but Petrovitch is pretty sure she still loves him. Sonja Oshicora loves Petrovitch too. But she's playing a complicated game and it's not clear that she means to save him from what's coming. The CIA wants to save the world. Well, just America, but they'll call it what they like. The New Machine Jihad is calling. But Petrovitch killed it. Didn't he? And the Armageddonists tried to kill pretty much everyone by blowing the world up. Now, they want to do it again. Once again, all roads lead back to Petrovitch. Everyone wants something from him, but all he wants is to be free ..."--Page 4 of cover
Equations of life by Simon Morden( Recording )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuil Petrovitch is a survivor of the nuclear fallout in a futuristic St. Petersburg. He's lived as long as he has by following a few simple rules. But when he breaks one of those rules by rescuing the daughter of perhaps the most dangerous man in London, he finds himself beset by Russian mobsters, the Yakuza, and something called the New Machine Jihad
Another war by Simon Morden( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It starts with a mystery: an old manor house is surrounded by an impenetrable bubble, and all that lives within it seems to wither and die. Investigating, the Army find two men inside the house: men who vanished some 100 years ago but who have now reappeared, and as young as the day they disappeared. There are rumours of a machine which could puncture the dimensions, allowing man to travel beyond the bounds of the Earth ... and for other things to travel here. Another day, another war
Curve of the earth : a metrozone novel by Simon Morden( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to the Metrozone, Post apocalyptic London, full of street gangs and homeless refugees. A dangerous city needs an equally dangerous saviour. Step forward Samuil Petrovitch, a genius with extensive cybernetic replacements, a built in AI with god like capabilities and a full armoury of Russian swear words. He's dragged the city back from the brink more than once, and made a few enemies on the way. So when his adopted daughter Lucy goes missing in Alaska, he has some clue who's responsible and why. It never occurs to him that guessing wrong could tip the delicate balance of nuclear armed nations. This time it's not just a city that needs saving: it's the whole world
Degrees of freedom by Simon Morden( Recording )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petrovitch is still trying to make his way in the post-apocalyptic nightmare world he calls home. His girl has left him--though he's sure she still loves him. The New Machine Jihad is calling out to him--even though he destroyed it once already. And the Armageddonists are hell-bent on blowing the world up--again. It seems everyone wants something from Petrovitch, but all he wants is his freedom
One way by S. J Morden( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the small crew of ex cons working on Mars start getting murdered, everyone is a suspect in this terrifying science fiction thriller from bona fide rocket scientist and award winning-author S.J. Morden. It's the dawn of a new era - and we're ready to colonize Mars. But the company that's been contracted to construct a new Mars base, has made promises they can't fulfill and is desperate enough to cut corners. The first thing to go is the automation ... the next thing they'll have to deal with is the eight astronauts they'll send to Mars, when there aren't supposed to be any at all. Frank - father, architect, murderer - is recruited for the mission to Mars with the promise of a better life, along with seven of his most notorious fellow inmates. But as his crew sets to work on the red wasteland of Mars, the accidents mount up, and Frank begins to suspect they might not be accidents at all. As the list of suspect grows shorter, it's up to Frank to uncover the terrible truth before it's too late. Dr. S.J. Morden trained as a rocket scientist before becoming the author of razor-sharp, award-winning science fiction. Perfect for fans of Andy Weir's The Martian and Richard Morgan, One Way takes off like a rocket, pulling us along on a terrifying, epic ride with only one way out
The Petrovitch trilogy by Simon Morden( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to the Metrozone - post-apocalyptic London of the future. While the rest of Britain has devolved to anarchy, the M25 cordon protects a decaying city filled with homeless refugees, street gangs, exiled yakuza, crooked cops and mad cults. And something else; something new and dangerous. Enter Samuil Petrovitch: a Russian EmigrE with a smart mouth, a dodgy heart and a dodgier past. He's brilliant, friendless, cocky and - armed only with a genius-level intellect, prototype cyberware and a prodigious vocabulary of Russian swear words - might just be most unlikely champion a city has ever had. Welcome to the future. Mind the gap. This omnibus edition contains EQUATIONS OF LIFE, THEORIES OF FLIGHT and DEGREES OF FREEDOM
One way by Simon Morden( Recording )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight astronauts. One killer. No way home. Andy Weir's The Martian meets Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None in this edge-of-your-seat science fiction thriller about one man's fight for survival on a planet where everyone's a killer. Frank Kittridge is serving life for murdering his son's drug dealer, so when he's offered a deal by Xenosystems Operations - the corporation that owns the prison - he takes it. He's been selected to help build the first permanent base on Mars. Unfortunately, his crewmates are just as guilty of their crimes as he is. As the convicts set to work on the frozen wastes of Mars, the accidents multiply. Until Frank begins to suspect they might not be accidents at all . . .Dr. S. J. Morden trained as a rocket scientist before becoming the author of razor-sharp, award-winning science fiction. Perfect for fans of Andy Weir's The Martian and Richard Morgan, One Way takes off like a rocket, pulling us along on a terrifying, epic ride with only one way out
Degrees of freedom by Simon Morden( Recording )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Degrees of Freedom' is the conclusion to an explosive trilogy of science fiction thrillers, set in the decaying urban jungle of a future London. Welcome to the Metrozone - mind the gap
Theories of flight by Simon Morden( )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petrovich is the guardian of several secrets. For starters, he knows how to make anti-gravity. And if that's not impressive enough, he also knows which secret server farm hides a sentient computer program--the same one that nearly wiped out the Metrozone. Now someone wants to kill Petrovich--and doesn't seem to care what is destroyed in the process
Brilliant things : a short story collection by Simon Morden( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heart by Simon Morden( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT by Simon Morden( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tense drama set in the depths of space. Aboard a ship that has travelled beyond the reach of human knowledge, Corbyn discovers he may not be as alone as he ought to be. An intense hard SF novella from Simon Morden, a bona fide rocket scientist with degrees in geology and planetary geophysics who also writes science fiction. Author of a dozen novels and collections, Simon won the 2012 Philip K. Dick Award
 
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controlled identityMorden, S. J.

Morden, S.J.

Simon Morden

Simon Morden British writer

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English (108)

Italian (2)