Gavin G. Smith
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 his books does well so he can buy a motorbike.
For more information visit Gavin’s website.
Gollancz welcomes Gavin G. Smith back for a very special guest post in which he attempts to prove his rather spectacular theory about fellow author (and “arch-nemesis”) Hannu Rajaniemi.
(Most of this is true.)
So Veteran, my first novel, was published in 2010. There was something of a buzz about it beforehand. I was one of two SF debuts from Gollancz that year. Like most first time authors I was incredibly excited and looking forward to seeing the … More
Tags: Gavin G. Smith, Hannu Rajaniemi, Science Fiction, The Causal Angel, The Fractal Prince, The Quantum Thief, Veteran
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Today sees the release in e-format of three books I’m very excited about – Gollancz’s three official tie-ins to forthcoming blockbuster computer game ELITE: DANGEROUS.
But wait! If you’re the sort of person who would never read a game-related tie-in, please let me try and convince you why these are worth your time.
For a start, there is no real plot to the ELITE games – they’re a sandbox, a world in which the player truly makes his own decisions. Apart from … More
Tags: Elite: Dangerous, Elite: Docking is Difficult, ELITE: NEMORENSIS, Elite: Wanted, Gavin Deas, Gavin G. Smith, Gideon Defore, Simon Spurrier, Stephen Deas
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In the last of our series of sneak peeks at Gollancz’s 2014 schedule, our focus turns to ongoing series. We’re thrilled as always to have so many authors and series returning, and the books below are all eagerly awaited by their fans. If you haven’t tried any of these series yet, you’re missing out!
Metro 2033 – the novel on which the best-selling computer game was based – has been a sleeper hit for … More
Tags: 2014 fantasy, 2014 SF, Baptism of Fire, Ben Aaronovitch, Foxglove Summer, Gavin Smith, Gollancz series, Kristen Britain, MD Lachlan, Metro 2034, Michael J. Ward, series, Steven Deas
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Gollancz is delighted to share with you the second part of Poor People the exclusive short story by Gavin G. Smith, author of Veteran and War in Heaven. Gavin’s brand never novel The Age of Scorpio is out now where all good books are sold. We posted the first part of Poor People on Wednesday and you can read it here.
Today, we are thrilled to bring you the epic conclusion. Happy Reading!
Part … More
Tags: Age of the Scorpio, Gavin G. Smith, Poor People, Short Story
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Those of you who have been following the blog for the last couple of weeks might have guessed that we’ve been teasing you with photos from Gavin G. Smith’s brilliant new novel, The Age of Scorpio, out today. A few of you guessed the right answer from our photo clues, and here we have a special guest post from Chloe Isherwood, the photographer behind the shoot. Enjoy!
Hey! It’s my birthday!
And … More
Tags: Chloe Isherwood, Gavin G. Smith, The Age of Scorpio
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