BIOGRAPHY
  
 

I am Roderick Gladwish, an amateur illustrator with a passion for SF. I am also a professional spacecraft engineer with a passion for SF.

I have been drawing spacecraft since before I can remember. It was no surprise to anyone except me, that I ended up working for company that builds spacecraft. Funny thing is until I 'discovered' the web in 1999 I did nothing about my pictures. Since then, despite my day job, I have produced illustrations for UK small press magazines and done some book cover work with independent authors.

Due to poor self-control I write fiction too. My short stories have been published in all sorts of places. In 2008 I won the British Science Fiction Association's 50th Anniversary Short Story Competition. My short story writing has gone a bit flat while I work on a couple of novels. The first, a children's historical adventure is complete and in search of a publisher. Unfortunately it's lead to a second, but there you go, when the muse strikes.

That's about it, if you'd like to know more contact me.

 Writing Credits   Picture Credits   Awards
Writing Credits 
2014A Bit of a Mutiny published by Jupiter SF. Appearing in issue XLIV 
2013The Woman who Must published by Planet Magazine. 
 Article on the 'You Write On' website in BSFA's Focus Magazine. 
  
2009Nestbuster Published in BSFA's Focus Magazine - Winner of the BSFA's 50th Anniversary Short Story Competition.
  
2006Stone Me First published in Planetmag July 2006 Issue. Reprinted in Universe Pathways March 2007
 Kings (and Queens) of Speed First published in Quantum Muse July 2006 Issue.
 Pit-A-Pat First published in Scribal Tales July 2006 Issue.
  
2005Soul Price First published in Scribal Tales March 2005 Issue.
 Imprints First published in Aphelion November 2005 Issue.
 Blood Trust First published in Scribal Tales September 2005 Issue.
 Head Shot First published in Quantum Muse July 2005 Issue.
  
Picture Credits 
2014Robot Surfer Poster for an Apprentice Project for World Space Week 2014
2013Magnificent Machines on Mars Poster for an Apprentice Project for World Space Week 2013
2012Never Die an illustration for Casper Pearl's Website.
 Internal illustration for Memory Eater SF Anthology.
 Poster for an Apprentice Project for World Space Week 2012.
2011Strange Engine Poster for an Apprentice Project for World Space Week 2011
2010Steampunk Atmospheric Probe Poster for an Apprentice Project for World Space Week 2010
 'Space is Cool Wall' Compeition School Briefing Book (PDF 650k)
  
2009Satellites Puzzle Book (PDF 2.8Mb) for World Space Week 2009
  
2005Cover Illustration for print version of Scifantastic Issue 2 October 2005 Android Japanese Gardener
 Internal Illustrations for Killing Gloria in the October 2005 issue of Print version of Scifantastic
 Internal Illustrations for A Cook's Tale in the July 2005 issue of Webzine Scifantastic
 Cover picture for A Writers' Association collection of short stories Side Streets
 Cover Illustration for July 2005 Issue of Webzine Scifantastic Red Tree World
 Cover picture for William Alan Rieser novel Kesht
 Cover picture for William Alan Rieser novel Pmat
  
2004Cover picture for William Alan Rieser and Timothy R Piper novellas Stones and RBDHJ
 Cover picture for William Alan Rieser novel The Ultimage
 Cover Illustration for the July 2004 print version of Premonitions 'Alien in the Loop'
 Cover Illustration for Easter 2004 Edition of Webzine Scifantastic 'Green Planet Explorers
  
2003Cover picture for William Alan Rieser novel The 11th Plague
 Cover picture for William Alan Rieser novel Nadir
 Cover picture for William Alan Rieser novel Cloister
 Cover Illustration for 'Robed Alien' in the June/July 2003 issue of Webzine Scifantastic
 Cover Illustrations Begotten for the June 2003 issue of Webzine Scifantastic
 Cover Illustration 'Hero One' for the February 2003 issue of Webzine Scifantastic
  
2002Cover picture for William Alan Rieser novel Tour
 Cover picture for William Alan Rieser novel Happenings
 Future History 1 and Future History 2Internal Illustrations for November 2002 Issue of Focus BSFA's magazine on writing.
 Cover 'Visit Outpost' Illustration for in the September 2002 issue of Webzine Scifantastic
 Cover Illustration Smokersfor the August/September 2002 issue of Webzine www.zone-sf.com
 Internal Illustrations for The Game in the July 2002 issue of Webzine Scifantastic
 Cover picture for William Alan Rieser novel Panacea
 Cover picture for William Alan Rieser novel Luna Parabella
 Cover picture for William Alan Rieser novel Furnace
 Lady Bird and Ice World Internal Illustrations for March 2002 Issue of Focus BSFA's magazine on writing.
 Internal illustration 'Evolution' for February 2002 issue of Webzine www.zone-sf.com
 Internal Illustrations for in the January 2002 issue of Webzine Scifantastic
  
2001Cover Illustration 'Still Standing' for the November 2001 issue of Webzine Scifantastic
 Ice World Cover Illustration for the November 2001 issue of Webzine www.zone-sf.com
  
Awards 
BSFA 50th Anniversary Short Story Competition

In 2008 I won the BSFA's 50th Anniversary Short Story Competion - I am still stunned. Click on it to see a bigger image.

 
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