|Pen name Martin Scott|
Genre Pulp noir, Fantasy
Name Martin Millar
Period 1987 - present
|Notable awards World Fantasy Award, 2000|
Awards World Fantasy Award for Best Novel
Books Lonely Werewolf Girl, The Good Fairies of New York, The Anxiety of Kalix the, Lux the poet, Milk - sulphate & Alby Star
Martin Millar is a critically acclaimed Scottish writer from Glasgow, now resident in London. He also writes the Thraxas series of fantasy novels under the pseudonym Martin Scott.
The novels he writes as Martin Millar dwell on urban decay and British sub-cultures, and the impact this has on a range of characters, both realistic and supernatural. There are elements of magical realism, and the feeling that the boundary between real life and the supernatural is not very thick. Most of them are set in Brixton, Millar's one-time place of residence. Many are at least semi-autobiographical, and Love and Peace with Melody Paradise and Suzy, Led Zeppelin and Me both feature Millar himself as a character.
As Martin Scott his Thraxas novels are a fusion of traditional high fantasy and pulp noir thrillers.
In 2000, he won the World Fantasy Award for best novel with his book Thraxas.