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Published SF and dark fantasy writer obsessed with hot rods, steampunk, urban dystopias, and dirty rock 'n' roll.


Background Information

 Kim is passionate about all aspects of transgression, from freedom of creativity to gender bending to an individual’s right to dress as wildly as they see fit. This desire to push against the norm prompted her to reject the grandiose religious zeal she developed as a partially-deaf child, and take up the academic study of pornography, transsexuality, transvestism and anything else with a good dose of revolt at its core.

After attaining a first class honours degree in English Lit and Creative Writing from the University of Glamorgan, Kim was awarded a Studentship to study for her MA in Writing at Nottingham Trent. There she was tutored by Graham Joyce, thrice winner of the British Fantasy award. She also became fascinated by the Internet, skills she later put to use in her work as a copywriter, advertising exec, and website designer. But it was her desire to write fantasy and science fiction novels which soon took precedence. Inspired by the time she spent living in Nottingham, a place she truly felt at home, Kim wrote Tourniquet, the first book in her ‘Tales From The Renegade City’ series and was delighted to find a home for it with Immanion Press. 2011 saw the publication of her dustbowl SF novel, Cyber Circus (Newcon Press: 2010) and her YA steampunk novella will be published in 2012 by Murky Depths,

Kim lives on the first floor of a Victorian gothic mansion house with her mini demon of a daughter and dark lord of a husband. As a writer, she is inspired by artists who take pop culture, crack it open, and hatch something new; artist HR Giger, music video director Floria Sigismondi, rock god Marilyn Manson, alt.fashion designer Jeannie Nitro, and scriptwriter Joss Whedon. She believes she is well placed to connect with her readers, having a lazy-hazy attitude to maturity, an eclectic dress sense, and a healthy dollop of vanity on the side.

Birth Place
Lichfield,  United Kingdom
Accomplishments

Short-listed for the British Science Fiction short story award 2009.

Additional Information

My dark fantasy and science fiction short stories have appeared in various magazines and anthologies including Black Static, Interzone, Celebration, Myth-Understandings, Further Conflicts, Pandemonium: Stories of the Apocalypse, Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories By Women, and others. 2012 will see the publication of my YA steampunk novella Queen Rat (Murky Depths) and a new steampunk short story taking its influence from Peter Pan and The Island of Doctor Moreau.

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Cyber Circus: A Novel by Kim Lakin-Smith
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