2016 BOOK AWARD FINALIST in: - SCIENCE FICTION with Star Weaver - FANTASY with GODS' Enemy Derek E Pearson is a 2016 FINALIST twice over at the Foreword Indies BOOK AWARDS, American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, 24 June 2017, in the categories - Fantasy with GODS' Enemy (Preacher Spindrift series) Science Fiction with Star Weaver (Soul's Asylum trilogy) Pearson lives on the London/Surrey borders where he spends most of his time at his keyboard imagineering new worlds or twisting existing worlds through the dark prism he uses instead of a brain. With GODS' Enemy Pearson introduced readers to the enigmatic Preacher Spindrift, in a series that will continue in 2017 with GODS' Fool and in 2018 with Delivery From Evil. In his Body Holiday adult sci-fi trilogy Pearson introduced readers to Milla Carter, a beautiful telepath and killer, whose adventures have continued in his Soul's Asylum trilogy. The last volume, The Swarm, was published 15 April 2017. Medina Bishop, a lovely and diminuitive medium, will be introduced in Slave Skin mid-2017. Reviews and previews are saying these books place Pearson at the forefront of the modern science fiction scene combining wild originality with top writing, mordant wit and convincing characters. Pearson says, When someone dies it has to matter. You have to believe a life has been lost. An author learns to love the people he lives with in his mind. They become real.