Felix Gilman was born in London and grew up in the south London suburbs. He attended school in Sevenoaks, Kent, and read history at Oxford for three years, then got a master’s degree in “Elizabethan stuff,” graduating in 1996. After working briefly for a small London publisher, he moved to the U.S. to live with his wife, Sarah. They resided in Washington D.C. for a couple of years starting in 2000, where he worked as a writer for a telecommunications business publication. He then attended Harvard Law School. He has worked for the federal courts in New York and in private practice.
First novel Thunderer appeared in 2008, followed by sequel Gears of the City in 2009. The Half-Made World, first in a new series, was released by Tor Books in October 2010.