Remic, Andy

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(1971-    ) UK author whose SPIRAL sequence – a series of Near Future Technothrillers comprising Spiral (2008) and Quake (2004), both assembled as Spiral/Quake (omni 2006), plus Warhead (2005) – sets an elite corps of defenders of civilization known as SPIRAL against mysterious threats, including ruthless terrorists and a Weapon capable of creating seismic mayhem that must be aborted. The series closes noisily but neatly. The Combat-K sequence – comprising War Machine (2007), BioHell (2008), Hardcore (2010) and Cloneworld (2011) – is even more exorbitant: in a vast Space Opera arena known as the Quad-Gal (there is little sense that Remic has fully grasped the daunting problems confronting any author who wishes to enclose four actual galaxies in an imaginable frame), AIs and bad Clones and sentient weapon-systems galore all need to be curbed by a group of mercenary Heroes, Military SF Heroes whose task is to save at least one Galactic Empire from collapse. The series remains open-ended. Remic's third sequence, the Clockwork Vampire Chronicles beginning with Keli's Legend (2009), is heroic fantasy; the eponymous armoured Monsters suck blood. the Books of the Anarchy sequence, comprising to date Theme Planet (2011) and Toxicity (2012), is set in a snuff theme park that occupies an entire planet which serves a seemingly benevolent Ecology-conscious AI-run imperium, which may in fact be a Galactic Empire, as a recycling depot. The Robert Jones sequence beginning with A Song for No Man's Land (2016) focuses initially on this-worldly World War One, but soon exfoliates into other Dimensions, though twisting lines of plot return the main protagonist to the central agony. [JC]

Andrew John Remic

born Manchester, England: 26 July 1971

died

works

series

SPIRAL

  • Spiral (London: Orbit, 2003) [SPIRAL: pb/]
  • Quake (London: Orbit, 2004) [SPIRAL: pb/]
    • Spiral/Quake (London: Orbit, 2006) [omni of the above two: SPIRAL: pb/]
  • Warhead (London: Orbit, 2005) [SPIRAL: pb/Alan Spain]

Combat-K

  • War Machine (Nottingham, Nottinghamshire: BL Publishing/Solaris, 2007) [Combat-K: pb/Dave Seeley]
  • BioHell (Nottingham, Nottinghamshire: BL Publishing/Solaris, 2008) [Combat-K: pb/Dave Seeley]
  • Hardcore (Oxford, Oxfordshire: Rebellion/Solaris, 2010) [Combat-K: pb/Dave Seeley]
  • Cloneworld (Oxford, Oxfordshire: Rebellion/Solaris, 2011) [Combat-K: pb/Dave Seeley]

Clockwork Vampire Chronicles

  • Keli's Legend (Oxford, Oxfordshire: Angry Robot, 2009) [Clockwork Vampire Chronicles: pb/]
  • Soul Stealers (Oxford, Oxfordshire: Angry Robot, 2010) [Clockwork Vampire Chronicles: pb/Adrian Smith]
  • Vampire Warlords (Oxford, Oxfordshire: Angry Robot, 2011) [Clockwork Vampire Chronicles: pb/]

Books of the Anarchy

  • Theme Planet (Oxford, Oxfordshire: Rebellion/Solaris, 2011) [Books of the Anarchy: pb/Marek Okon]
  • Toxicity (Oxford, Oxfordshire: Rebellion/Solaris, 2012) [Books of the Anarchy: pb/Marek Okon]

The Rage of Kings

Robert Jones

Blood Dragon Empire

individual titles

  • SIM (no place given: Anarchy Books, 2011) [ebook: na/]

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