Eric Brown was born in Haworth, West Yorkshire, and began writing when he was fifteen while living in Australia, inspired by Agatha Christie and Robert Silverberg. He sold his first short story to Interzone in 1986.
He has won the British Science Fiction Award twice for his short stories, has published over fifty books, and his work has been translated into sixteen languages. His latest books include the SF novel Binary System, the novella Exalted on Bellatrix I, and the crime novel Murder Take Three.
He writes a regular review column for the Guardian newspaper and lives near in Cockburnspath, Berwickshire.