Colin Harvey (1960-2011)

British SF writer Colin Harvey, 50, died August 15, 2011 of a stroke.

Harvey began publishing short fiction in 2001, with about 30 stories appearing in various anthologies, Interzone, Albedo One, and other magazines. His first novel Vengeance appeared in 2001, followed by Lightning Days (2006), The Silk Palace (2007), Blind Faith (2008), Winter Song (2009), and Damage Time (2010). He edited anthology Killers in 2008 and Future Bristol in 2009.

Harvey was born November 11, 1960 in Cornwall, and lived in Bristol and Bath. He spent 20 years working for the corporation Unilever until becoming a freelance writer in 2007. He was studying creative writing at Bath Spa University. Harvey reviewed books for Strange Horizons for six years, and served as part of the management committee for the Speculative Literature foundation for five years. He is survived by Kate, his wife of 23 years.

See the September issue of Locus for a complete obituary.