About The Author

Robin C.M. Duncan is a Scot born and living in Glasgow, Scotland. A Civil Engineer by profession, he has been writing for decades, but seriously only for the last ten years.

Over 30+ years, Robin has completed six novels, and numerous short stories, novellas and novelettes, with copious other projects in various stages of incompletion.

In 2019, Robin’s short story The NEU Oblivion (presently unpublished) was long-listed for the James White Award which is supported by the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA), and Interzone magazine.

In addition to being a member of READ, Robin is a senior member, assistant to the moderator, and minor poohbah of the Reading Excuses critique group, hosted on Brandon Sanderson’s official fansite, 17th Shard. He belongs to the Glasgow Science Fiction Writers’ Circle (GSFWC), and is a member of the British Fantasy Society (BFS).

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 soon to download from Audible.

Published by

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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.

Published by