British science fiction author best known for his novel The Time Ships. He co-worte his series The Time Odyssey famed sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke.
He attended Cambridge University and got a degree in mathematics. He received his doctorate in engineering from Southampton University.
He co-authored the series The Long Earth with popular British fantasy novelist Terry Pratchett.
He was born in and spent much of his life in Liverpool, England.
He was strongly influenced by H.G. Wells and became the Vice-President of the international H. G. Wells Society in 2006.