Stephen Deas was born in 1968. He once set fire to Wales. Well one bit of Wales. Twice. When not burning principalities, he played too much D&D. Despite this he managed to study theoretical physics at Cambridge, get a job at BAE, marry and have two children. He now lives in Essex. With The Adamantine Palace he plans to return to his first love; that of setting fire to things.
Today we welcome Gavin Deas the author of the stunning Empires: The First Battle back to the blog for a **SPOILER FILLED** review of The Force Awakens. You have been warned.
The two-headed monster that is Gavin Deas has been fighting again. This time, however, they’re not arguing over the colour of lasers, or who’d win a fight between a dragon and mech. No, this time it’s serious. This time they’ve both been to see Star Wars: the Force … More
Tags: Film Review, Gavin Deas, Gavin Smith, movie review, Star Wars, star wars: the force awakens, Stephen Deas, the force awakens
Posted in Author Post, Film Reviews, Gavin G. Smith, Stephen Deas | No Comments »
The Gollancz Blog is delighted to welcome Gavin G. Smith back to the blog with a special guest post on alien invasion stories.
(Optimus Deas, as my co-author Stephen Deas is now insisting on being addressed, begged me not to call it this.)
(Warning: there will be exclamation mark abuse. There will, however, be no discussion of the Transformers movies because there aren’t enough exclamation marks!)
It started with Star Wars. So you make a massive world destroying … More
Tags: alien invasion, Aliens, Empires, Empires: Extraction, Empires: Infiltration, empires: the last battle, Gavin Deas, Gavin G. Smith, Science Fiction, SF, Stephen Deas
Posted in Gavin G. Smith, Science Fiction, Stephen Deas | No Comments »
Gollancz are thrilled to reveal the covers for two very different books coming later this year – EMPIRES: INFILTRATION and EMPIRES: EXTRACTION. Written by Gavin Deas (a cunning pseudonym for the writing team of GAVIN Smith and Stephen DEAS), the two books cover the same period of time from two different viewpoints.
Two alien races have fought a long and bitter war among the stars. And now their conflict has bought them to … More
Tags: Empires, Empires: Extraction, Empires: Infiltration, Gavin Deas, Gavin G. Smith, Stephen Deas
Posted in Cover Art, Cover Reveal, Gavin G. Smith, Science Fiction, Stephen Deas | 1 Comment »
The Gollancz blog is delighted to welcome Zafir and Elric who have stoppd by for a special guest interview.
The World Cup is upon us, and in our fantasy world of anything-can-happen we’d like to preview two of the teams tipped to reach this year’s final. Our pre-match analysis special is brought to you by fantasy football legend Elric Cantona. With both teams fielding dragons, our other guest is the dragon-queen Zafir from the Memory of Flames Eleven, a … More
Tags: A Memory of Flames, Elric, fantasty football, Splintered Gods, Stephen Deas, Zafir
Posted in Fantasy, Other, Stephen Deas | 1 Comment »
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
Posted in ebooks, Elite: Dangerous, Extract, Gavin G. Smith, Science Fiction, Stephen Deas | No Comments »