Jaine Fenn studied Linguistics and Astronomy at college before spending a decade and a half developing a healthy distrust of technology whilst working in computing.
As well as numerous published short stories in the science fiction and fantasy genre she is the author of the Hidden Empire series, published by Gollancz. This far future space opera saga consists to date of five novels, starting with Principles of Angels.
Her Patreon page, which gives supporters unique access to audio recordings of her stories, can be found at www.patreon.com/jainefenn.
Who are your favorite authors?
I both love and hate this question. There are so many! OK, always: Iain M Banks and Ursula le Guin. Others (today): Charles Stross, Mary Gentle, John Brunner, Neal Stephenson, Julian May and Paul Cornell. But ask me tomorrow and that may change.
An anthology of stories from the long-running One Step Beyond writers' group, including tales from all corners of the speculative fiction genre. All profits from the sale of this anthology will go to English PEN, a charitable network defending and promoting freedom of expression around the world.
'Downside Girls' is a collection of stories by Jaine Fenn set in the floating city of Khesh which rests above the uninhabitable planet of Vellern. For Topsiders life is about luxury and opulence, while for those of the Undertow survival takes precedence. Khesh City is a democracy by assassination, where Angels - deadly state-sponsored killers - remove those unworthy to hold office.