Ian Sales is a [[United Kingdom|British]] [[Science Fiction]] writer, editor and founder of the SF Mistressworks website. Although born in the UK, he grew up in the [[Middle-East]], in [[Qatar]], [[Oman]], [[Dubai]] and [[Abu Dhabi]].
In the 1990s he was joint editor of The Lyre science-fiction magazine, which published work by authors like , [[Stephen Baxter]], and [[Peter F Hamilton]].
In 2012, he edited the anthology Rocket Science for Mutation Press. One of the non-fiction articles in the anthology, 'The Complexity of the Humble Spacesuit' by Karen Burnham was nominated for the [[BSFA Award]] in the non-fiction category.
His [[self-published]] [[novella]] Adrift on the Sea of Rains, the first book of the Apollo Quartet, was described by the Guardian national newspaper as "one of the most outstanding self-published books of the year".ref It won the 2012 [[BSFA Award]] in the short fiction category, and was a finalist for the 2012 Sidewise Award for Alternate History Best Short-Form.ref The second book of the quartet, The Eye With Which The Universe Beholds Itself, was published in early 2013, and the third book,Then Will The Great Ocean Wash Deep Above, in late 2013.