Tomas L. Martin

After finishing my PhD I backpacked across Europe, taking the train to Paris, Verona, Florence and Rome, and stopping off in Barcelona for a few days on the flight back. This is me in the Colosseum in Rome.

After finishing my PhD I backpacked across Europe, taking the train to Paris, Verona, Florence and Rome, and stopping off in Barcelona for a few days on the flight back. This is me in the Colosseum in Rome.

Tomas L. Martin is a physicist and science fiction and fantasy writer based in Bristol, England. His short fiction has appeared in venues such as Nature Futures, Digital Science Fiction and Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine  Show. He has published several  novels as part of his role as co-lead writer of the Maelstrom's Edge miniatures game.

He has also been involved in other projects in film and nonfiction, including as curator of Screentest, the UK National Student Film Festival, in 2008.

Tomas completed a PhD in semiconductor physics at the University of Bristol in 2011, researching a novel new solar energy device using artificial diamond. He subsequently joined renewable energy consultancy Wind Prospect, where he worked in the Advisory Services division. 

In 2013 he returned to academia at the University of Oxford, where he was lab manager in the atom probe group. In 2017 he became a lecturer in materials at the University of Bristol, returning to the Physics Department where he got his degree. You can read more about his scientific work on the Science part of this website.

When not writing SF or doing scientific research, Tomas likes to cycle, listen to music, paint miniatures and indulge in every type of storytelling he can get his hands on.