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James Devo

James Devo was born and raised in South London, from whence he escaped using a mixture of science fiction and fantasy in any medium he could grasp.

Over the last few shameful decades, he accidentally became a hardened TV professional and award-winning scriptwriter, developing a grubby sitcom for an American network, shorts shown in dingy English pubs and glittering international film festivals and full-length features with geek favourites attached.

James decided to create the world of The Wonder as a novel when he discovered the reader's imagination had both the cheapest and richest effects budget.

He is still trapped in South London, but his daily existence is vastly improved by the existence of his patient and ever-loving wife, his over-critical children, some cats that bring out his allergies and two pointless tortoises. He suspects the tortoises are plotting against him.