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Michael Marshall Smith

Michael Marshall Smith is a bestselling novelist and screenwriter. His first novel, ONLY FORWARD, won the August Derleth and Philip K. Dick awards. SPARES and ONE OF US were optioned for film by DreamWorks and Warner Brothers, and the Straw Men trilogy - THE STRAW MEN, THE LONELY DEAD and BLOOD OF ANGELS - were international bestsellers. He is a three-time winner of the BFS Award for short fiction, and his stories are collected in two volumes - WHAT YOU MAKE IT and MORE TOMORROW AND OTHER STORIES (which won the International Horror Guild Award). His Steel Dagger-nominated novel, THE INTRUDERS, is currently in series development with the BBC. Michael's latest novel, BAD THINGS, is now in hardcover in the UK, and will appear from William Morrow in the US. February 2009 will see the UK paperback publication of THE SERVANTS, a short novel under the new name M. M. Smith. He lives in North London with his wife Paula, a son, and two cats. 'Fair Exchange' previously appeared in the print anthology, MORE SHADOWS OVER INNSMOUTH, edited by Stephen Jones, published by Fadogan & Bremer, 2005. Website www.michaelmarshallsmith.com