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Patrick Tilley : Biography

Patrick walking with his dogs around his hill farm.
Patrick walking with his dogs around his hill farm.
Photograph Philip Dunn
Patrick Tilley, 1995
Patrick Tilley, 1995

Jacket photo for Fade-Out, 1975
Jacket photo
for Fade-Out. 1975
Born a man of Essex, Patrick Tilley spent his formative years in the border counties of Northumbria and Cumbria. After studying art at King's College, University of Durham, he came to London in 1955 and rapidly established himself as one of Britain's leading graphic designers. He began writing part-time in 1959 with three episodes for ATV's Crane.

In 1968 he gave up design altogether in favour of a new career as a film scriptwriter. Work on several major British-based productions was followed by writing assignments in New York and Hollywood. Fade-out, his first book, has been translated into several languages, and since its appearance in 1974 has achieved cult-novel status.


Patrick Tilley - Bibliography ____________________________

Book Title First Published
Fade-Out 1975
Mission 1981
The Amtrak Wars 1: Cloud Warrior 1983
The Amtrak Wars 2: First Family 1985
The Amtrak Wars 3: Iron Master 1987
The Amtrak Wars 4: Blood River 1988
The Amtrak Wars 5: Death-Bringer 1989
The Amtrak Wars 6: Earth-Thunder 1993
Xan 1986
Star Wartz 1996


Publishing Details ___________________________________

FADE-OUT

Hardback USA -1975 by Wiliiam Morrow, NY Paperback USA - 1977 by Dell Hardback UK - 1975 by Hodder & Stoughton 1992 by Little Brown & Co UK Paperback UK - 1977 by Sphere Books 1987 (revised edition) Grafton Books 1992 by Warner Books reprinted 1993, 1996 1999 new edition by Orbit reprinted 2000 Spanish language hardback - 1977 by Pomaire Italian language hardback - 1977 by Grazanti

MISSION

Hardback USA - 1981 by Little, Brown & Company Hardback UK - 1981 by Michael Joseph Ltd Trade Paperback UK - 1981 by Michael Joseph Ltd Paperback UK - 1982 by Sphere Books Ltd reprinted 1990, 1991 1993 by Warner Books reprinted 1994, 1996, 1999 Dutch language edition - 1984 by Het Spectrum

XAN Paperback original UK - 1986 by Grafton Books (Now out of print)

THE AMTRAK WARS (Vols 1-6)
Cover Design/Art Direction - Bruno Tilley
Cover Illustration - Steve Stone

1 - CLOUD WARRIOR
UK - Paperback original: 1983, Sphere Books Ltd
reprinted 1986, 1987(twice) 1988(twice)
1989(twice) 1990, 1991
1995 by Warner Books
reprinted 1996, 1997
1998 by Orbit
reprinted 1999, 2000
UK - Hardback(1st): 1984, Severn House Publishers Ltd
UK - Hardback: 1992, Little, Brown & Co UK Ltd
US - Hardback: 1984, Macmillan Publishing Co., NY
US - Paperback:1985, Baen Publishing Enterprises, NY

2 - FIRST FAMILY
UK - Paperback original: 1985, Sphere Books Ltd
reprinted 1986, 1987(twice) 1988(twice)
1989, 1990(twice),1991
1995 by Warner Books
1998 by Orbit
UK - Hardback (1st): 1985, Severn House Publishers Ltd
UK - Hardback: 1992, Little, Brown & Co UK Ltd
US - Paperback: 1986, Baen Publishing Enterprises, NY

3 - IRON MASTER
UK - Paperback Original: 1987, Sphere Books
reprinted 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991
1993 by Warner Books
reprinted 1993, 1995
1988 by Orbit, reprinted 1998, 2000
UK - Hardback: 1992, Little, Brown & Co UK Ltd
US - Paperback: 1988, Baen Publishing Enterprises, NY

4 - BLOOD RIVER
UK - Paperback Original: 1988, Sphere Books Ltd
reprinted 1989, 1990, 1991
1995 by Warner Books, reprinted 1996
1998 by Orbit
UK - Hardback: 1992, Little, Brown & Co UK Ltd

5 - DEATH-BRINGER
UK - paperback Original: 1989, Sphere Books Ltd
reprinted 1990(twice), 1991
1995 by Warner Books, reprinted 1995
1998 by Orbit, reprinted 1999
UK - Hardback: 1992, Little, Brown & Co UK Ltd

6 - EARTH-THUNDER
UK Paperback Original: 1990, Sphere Books Ltd
reprinted 1990, 1991, 1992
1993 by Warner Books
reprinted 1995, 1996
1998 by Orbit
UK - Hardback: 1992, Little, Brown & Co UK Ltd

A German language edition of
THE AMTRAK WARS BOOKS 1 thru 6 are also
available from Wilhem Heyne Verlag, Munich.


Patrick Tilley : Biography

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