Simon Morden has won the Philip K. Dick Award and been a judge on the Arthur C. Clarke Award. A popular figure on the genre scene he has also proved to be a popular author of both noir SF and extravagant Fantasy themed SF. He has also been an editor at Focus magazine. He has a degree in Geology and Planetary Geophysics. He lives in Gateshead.
It's the character's experiences that make this a fresh take on the "cut off from civilisation" subgenre . . . we're drawn in by their responses to this world (DOWN STATION review) - SFXOnce again Simon Morden takes the fantasy genre and moulds it wonderfully . . . What makes Down Station so great is the immaculate pacing and the way character shapes fate for each of the well-drawn main characters - The SunThere are horrors that surprise as well as moments of wonder. The story is patient, and every sequence is both a physical battle and philosophical teaching that merge with well-placed hooks (DOWN STATION review) - Sci-Fi NowThis is a very fast-paced book, with intense moments of danger as well as being full of wonder. There are so many things to discover in Down not only geographically but historically . . . Morden has written a book full of mysteries that are just waiting to be discovered (DOWN STATION review) - Fantasy Book Review