About The Author

Robin C.M. Duncan is a Scot born and living in Glasgow. A Civil Engineer by profession, he has been writing for decades, but seriously only for the last ten years. Robin has completed various novels, numerous short stories, novellas, novelettes, and poems, with copious other projects in different stages of incompletion.

Robin’s short story The NEU Oblivion was long-listed for the 2019 James White Award. His first published works, the novellas Dew Diligence and The Bibliothek Betrayal, appear in the Distance Gardens anthology of 2021, available in pb/eb/audio from Space Wizard Science Fantasy.

Robin belongs to the Glasgow Science Fiction Writers’ Circle, the Reading Excuses critique group, the British Fantasy Society, and the British Science Fiction AssociationDeputy Area Head, Glasgow 2024 Presents. Robin likes LEGO, gardening, heavy metal, football (soccer), and long walks on the beach. Robin does not own a cat, but is slightly acquainted with one.



Quirk & Moth

ft. The Bibliothek Betrayal
Distant Gardens






Distant Gardens

Distant Gardens is a ten-story anthology of exploration, biodiversity, and found family, edited by J.S. Fields and Heather Tracy.

Featuring two stories each by J.S. Fields, Sara Codair, William C. Tracy, N.L. Bates, and Robin C.M. Duncan. Illustrations by Katie Cordy.

‘Rules were made to be broken. Journey to worlds where deadly plants, rampant biodiversity, or failed terra-forming have created irresistible opportunities for those brave enough to seize them. New worlds, found family, mystical secrets, and deadly science weave together in this lesbian-centric anthology that focuses on a very different kind of first time — a first encounter with a world, or being, entirely unlike our own.’

Available in paperback from

The Distant Gardens audiobook is voiced by the very excellent Lynn Norris.
Available to download from Audible.

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