Coolwood Books

The works of Jen and Mike Coolwood

Looking for sci-fi novels with a sense of humour?

This is an elegantly written and extremely funny slice of surrealist fantasy from a writer who obviously loves the genre and has the ability to turn even giant spiders into sympathetic comic characters. Arachnophobes and arach-not-phobes rejoice! This is a darn entertaining read, no matter how many legs you’ve got!
— Starburst Magazine

OUT NOW - Michael Coolwood’s latest book, Confessions of a Gentleman Arachnid, combines thrilling space battles, original world-building and razor sharp wit. 

Follow well-meaning fop, Milligan Clodthorpe, on an adventure of world-building and word-play.

Milligan faces the social challenges of any modern Gentleman Arachnid and more than a few particular to his current situation – namely trying to pass as Human with only a half-forgotten degree in Human Culture (BA) to rely on.





In Coolwood’s first book, The Unexpected Death of a Soldier,  Lt Carlson, Medic Isolde and Engineer Lucy come to terms with the end of society as they know it.  As their civilisation crumbles under revolution and fanaticism they face difficult decisions.

What is the future of humankind? Can Humanity ever trust help from extra-terrestrials again? What makes a human, human? What makes you, you?

It’s tough to survive the apocalypse without a sense of humour and Coolwood’s writing brings fun, absurdity and irreverence to his characters and plot-lines alike. With Coolwood’s confident, clean, writing style the end of humanity makes for a very compelling read.

It's a doggy. And a funny sci-fi author.









 Michael Coolwood is a life-long Londoner and was raised on a literary diet of Terry Pratchett, P.G. Wodehouse, and Douglas Adams. He read English Literature and Drama at university and discovered that life is much better when you spend it writing, filming, and drinking with friends.

Michael also runs a moderately successful Youtube channel that you should check out.