Gary J. Davies

Biography

Now retired from engineering, I have been writing science fiction and fantasy short stories and novels as a hobby for two decades. Born in Erie PA, my wife and I currently live in St. Mary's County, Maryland. We plan to shortly move north to Pennsylvania or New Jersey to be closer to our daughters.

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
Validation. I enjoy writing as an activity, but I write what I would like to read. Without someone else bothering to read it (and better yet, actually LIKING it) I haven't a clue that I have written something that makes any sense. I would like to think that I am not writing only for myself.
What are you working on next?
I recently finished "Government Men." When I joined Smashwords I had four novels essentially completed and more than two dozen short stories. Nothing was published. I first published many of my short stories under the cover "There Goes The Neighborhood; Earthly Fantasy/Science Fiction Short Stories." Next I published "Blue Dawn Jay of Aves". It is essentially a conventional Science Fiction novel that bird lovers will hopefully appreciate. The key characters are a giant blue jay and a human female scientist. "The Shrinking Nuts Case" novel, which has probably been the most fun to write, came next. The story is told by its inept hero Jake Simon, a private detective who finds himself involved with magical beings from another universe and with the mob. I then published "Mysteries of Goth Mountain," which involves multiple parallel universes and mythical beings. I recently published "Government Men" as a sequel to "Secrets of Goth Mountain." It has everything, including nasty aliens, unicorns, dragons and a kitchen sink that was added in simply for the sake of completeness. It also includes an unlikely incarnation of the author as well as the book itself. Yes the author and the book appear within the book! How the hells do I manage that? Read it and see! Of the four novels, "The Shrinking Nuts Case" and "Government Men" show the most humor; the other two are slightly more serious in tone. I have recently published a short work on my philosophical world view and the science of my sci-fi. There are also several additional new novels in (slow) progress, some suffering from various varieties of writer's block, which I hope to complete later in my retirement. Some are teen adventures. One is a continuation of the dragon short stories from "There Goes the Neighborhood." Two tell the story of a teen with magic powers and demon enemies. Currently I am developing a series of short stories that together will form a novel (tentative title "Global Warming Fun") which follows the life of an accidently turned-immortal man and others who experience Earthly apocalyptic misadventures. Someday "Tales of The Traveler" will follow The Traveler (introduced in "Government Men") to many worlds. Then there are potential sequels and sequels to sequels. Far too many story ideas; so little time. I'll do the best I can but I type using only two slow fingers and an even slower brain.
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Books

Global Warming Fun 2: Ice Giants Wake!
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Series: Global Warming Fun. Price: Free! Words: 59,600. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
When climate change brings year-long snow to the Adirondack Mountains, the long dormant Stone-Coats/Ice Giants of ancient Mohawk legends threaten to awaken. The reclusive Mohawk tribe that guards against their emergence enlists the aid of Ed Rumsfeld, a middle-school history teacher with recently gained telepathic abilities. This novella is part of an emerging fantasy/sci-fi series.
NOW and the Weltanschauung of Government Men
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Price: Free! Words: 20,390. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Philosophy of Science
In this short work the world view (Weltanschauung) of this sci-fi/fantasy author is outlined, including the concept of NOW: the continuing Big-Bang event of our one universe. Focus is on physics quantum mechanics interpretation and multiverse concepts. This is contrasted with the fanciful world view of the novels Government Men and its prequel Secrets of Goth Mountain.
Global Warming Fun 1: Saved by Right-Handed Grass
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Series: Global Warming Fun, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 17,480. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Fun? Maybe not so much! In this sci-fi/fantasy short story, hapless home-owner Ed Rumsfeld is attacked by mutant man-eating insects. Thus begins a FREE series that will chronicle an increasingly unstable world in which nasty natural, technological and mythical forces are unleashed in response to climate change and other human induced problems.
Government Men
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Price: Free! Words: 213,000. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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In this epic length whimsical sequel to the novel Secrets of Goth Mountain, an inept DOD scientist leads efforts to save Earth from an impending apocalypse set in motion by nasty man-eating space aliens. This slightly askew Earthly setting includes mythical, supernatural, and alien players, as well as an unlikely reincarnation of the author and the book Government Men itself.
Secrets of Goth Mountain
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Price: Free! Words: 113,270. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
This full-length action packed fantasy/science fiction novel reveals secrets long kept hidden by the Goth family and a reclusive Native American tribe. Psychic powered Johnny Goth returns to Goth Mountain in the Pacific North-West to oppose a ruthless land grabbing tycoon that seeks to log the sacred forest and a demon that threatens to consume Goth Mountain secrets. Prequel to Government Men.
The Shrinking Nuts Case
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 92,950. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
In this full length spoofy novel Jake Simon, a crude old-school private-eye that usually does divorce or lost dog work, describes a weird case. He doesn't believe in trolls, elves, magic or marriage, but that begins to change when he wakes up two-foot-six and not six-foot-two. He has a smart sexy partner and a super-rich client, but the client is missing and Jake is the number-one suspect.
Blue Dawn Jay of Aves
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 109,090. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Bird and sci-fi fans! On planet Aves young Blue Dawn Jay knows nothing of the humans that are colonizing his world, a world inhabited by giant birds. Blue quests to find his missing mentor Song Flame the cardinal. Meanwhile human biologist Kate Deborg has been tasked to investigate problems on Aves. Neither is aware that the survival of both birds and humans on Aves will soon depend on them.
There Goes the Neighborhood; Earthly Fantasy/Science Fiction Short Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 105,770. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00)
The twenty original fantasy and science fiction Twilight Zone-like short stories of this diverse collection mostly take place on contemporary Earth or some slightly futuristic or altered Earth, where a technology, ghost, dragon, demon, curse, or space-alien intrudes. Some of the stories relate to subsequent e-book novels soon to be released.

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