Dean lives with his wife and two young children in Surrey, UK. He owns a business jointly with his father, developing and manufacturing fibre optic components and instruments for the telecommunications, sensing, and data industries. His day job consists largely of shining light through fragile glass fibres, and trying to glue very small things to even smaller things.
Dean is a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Kickboxing and has won national and international titles in the sport. In 2003 he spent a few months living and training at a Shaolin Kung Fu academy in Northern China.
Dean writes science fiction and horror, and his short stories have appeared in webzines in the UK and US. A love of reading, gaming, and watching SF/F has given him the motivation to put his ideas onto paper.
Ursula K Raphael (AstraDaemon)
on Nov. 20, 2011 :
This story is very brief glimpse of what happened before Alien Apocalypse: The Storm. Readers are shown the murder that resulted in Leon's prison sentence, as well as Elliot's personal reaction to the fate of his parents. The most interesting part is the POV of the alien entity, describing the journey to Earth and the way the entity views our planet.
While the alien POV was a nice touch, I prefer the way Leon was written in The Storm. This prequel was somewhat inconsistent with the writing style of the first book.
I still can't wait for the sequel to Th Storm. Giles is an excellent sci-fi author.
(review of free book)