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Now sadly out of print, this edition collects all six Uncle books by J.P. Martin, illustrated by Quentin Blake, in one lavish edition with new introductions by Neil Gaiman and more. Funded on kickstarter in 2013.

My recent kickstarter to reprint some unpublished Uncle material & a biography of J.P. Martin has finished, but you can still order the books here!


Freelance Editor

Do you have a manuscript that you think may need a helping hand for a number of reasons? If so please get in touch as I offer an editing service.

About Me

Marcus Gipps

After almost ten years as a bookseller, I joined the UK's leading SF & Fantasy publisher, Gollancz, in 2011. Since then I have worked on all sorts of books with all sorts of authors. Some personal highlights include working with the people I grew up reading - Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman, Mary Gentle.

I have judged the Edge Hill Shory Story Prize (2011), the Tibor Jones Pageturner Award (2012), and the British Fantasy Society Best Magazine Award (2016). I was named as one of the Rising Stars of Publishing by the Bookseller Magzine in 2013.

I have run two successful Kickstarters to reprint some of my favourite children's books - the UNCLE series, by J.P. Martin, illustrated by Quentin Blake. Details for those and purchase links can be found below.

I live in London with my partner, a historian and novelist, and our young daughter, who has far too many books.

Marcus Gipps

Commissioning & Freelance Editor. Publisher.

I am a commissioning editor at Gollancz, part of the Orion Publishing Group. I specialise in science fiction, fantasy and a bit of horror.
I have used Kickstarter to republish the classic UNCLE books by J.P. Martin, as well as a biography of him.