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Gavin Smith


aka Gavin Deas

Gavin Smith was born in Dundee in the same year that Iron Butterfly recorded Inna-Gadda-da-Vida. He has also lived in Camberley, Hayling Island, Portsmouth, Hull, Leamington Spa and is currently living a near feral existence in Leicester (if you see him in the streets he will write science fiction for sweeties). Anyone who has been to any of these places will understand why his fiction is like it is.

He has a degree in writing for film and a Masters in medieval history. Veteran is his first novel but he is patiently waiting for one of the 2.5 scripts that have been optioned to be turned into films.

He likes to travel and dive when he can afford it and in his free time he enjoys getting the s**t kicked out of him whilst practicing Silat. He is hoping that the book does well so he can buy a motorbike.

Genres: Science Fiction
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2011) : Veteran

Gavin Smith recommends
Pelquin's Comet (2015)
(Dark Angels , book 1)
Ian Whates
"A two-fisted SF adventure, space opera as it should be written!."
The Traitor God (2018)
(Age of Tyranny, book 1)
Cameron Johnston
"High magic and low lives collide in The Traitor God, one part street-level procedural and two parts an urban magic apocalypse, this is fantasy walking tall and carrying a big stick."
Planetside (2018)
(Planetside, book 1)
Michael Mammay
"Definitely the best military sci-fi debut I’ve come across in a while."
The End of Magic (2019)
Mark Stay
"Takes the tropes of high fantasy and uses them to wield an original, compelling and intricately plotted story… exactly the kind of fantasy that we need more of."
We Are The Dead (2019)
(Last War Trilogy, book 1)
Mike Shackle
"Hooked from page one, We Are the Dead rattles along with the pace of a runaway bullet train. Original, engaging, flawed but very-human characters draw us into a world rent by war, a world of brutal occupation, tarnished honour and devastating magics. This is a powerful debut and Shackle is an author to watch."

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