Gavin Chappell

Biography

Gavin Chappell was born in northern England and lives near Liverpool. After studying English at the University of Wales, he has since worked variously as a business analyst, a college lecturer and an editor. He is the author of numerous short stories, articles, poems and several books.

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Books

Schlock! Webzine Vol 1 Iss 6
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Price: Free! Words: 53,440. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
An exciting new weekly webzine dedicated to short stories, flash fiction, serialised novels and novellas within the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror. We publish new and old works of pulp sword and sorcery, urban fantasy, dark fantasy and gothic horror. If you want to read quality works of schlock fantasy, science fiction or horror, Schlock! is the webzine for you!
Schlock! Webzine Vol 5, Issue 18
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Price: Free! Words: 23,410. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
This week we have A Step Ahead by Phoebe LaPlume, a tale of abuse and revenge. That’s followed by the first installment in Gary Murphy’s 61st of September, a future tale of worm-riddled dystopia. Next is Daniel Davis’ The Litter, another story of troubled families and terrible vengeance. Then Kevin L Jones’ Androids Attack; an army of experimental soldiers takes command of its own destiny....
Schlock! Webzine Vol 1 Iss 5
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Price: Free! Words: 55,980. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
An exciting new weekly webzine dedicated to short stories, flash fiction, serialised novels and novellas within the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror. We publish new and old works of pulp sword and sorcery, urban fantasy, dark fantasy and gothic horror. If you want to read quality works of schlock fantasy, science fiction or horror, Schlock! is the webzine for you!
Schlock! Webzine Vol 1 Iss 4
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Price: Free! Words: 52,050. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
An exciting new weekly webzine dedicated to short stories, flash fiction, serialised novels and novellas within the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror. We publish new and old works of pulp sword and sorcery, urban fantasy, dark fantasy and gothic horror. If you want to read quality works of schlock fantasy, science fiction or horror, Schlock! is the webzine for you!
Schlock! Webzine Vol 1 Iss 3
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Price: Free! Words: 137,470. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
The third edition of Schlock! an exciting new weekly webzine dedicated to short stories, flash fiction, serialised novels and novellas within the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror. We publish new and old works of pulp sword and sorcery, urban fantasy, dark fantasy and gothic horror.
Schlock! Webzine Vol 1 Iss 2
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Price: Free! Words: 86,590. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The second edition of Schlock! an exciting new weekly webzine dedicated to short stories, flash fiction, serialised novels and novellas within the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror. We publish new and old works of pulp sword and sorcery, urban fantasy, dark fantasy and gothic horror.
Schlock! Webzine Vol 1 Issue 1
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Price: Free! Words: 49,180. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Schlock! is an exciting new weekly webzine dedicated to short stories, flash fiction, serialised novels, and novellas within the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. We publish new and old works of pulp sword and sorcery, urban fantasy, dark fantasy and gothic horror. If you want to read quality works of schlock fantasy, science fiction or horror, Schlock! is the webzine for you!
Wolf Moon
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,750. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
HORROR IN THE FORESTS OF ANCIENT GERMANIA! Dubigalos laughed. ‘Matter of fact, there is,’ he said. ‘We can head for the territory of a friendly tribe. Trouble is, it means going up north – away from the river.’ Titus looked suspiciously at the Caledonian. ‘And what are they called, this friendly tribe of yours?’ Dubigalos looked nonchalantly northward. ‘Vandals,’ he said after a moment.
The Pendragon Inheritance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,020. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In a post apocalyptic England of the future, the only hope for the country is King Arthur...
State of Emergency
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,240. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In a terrifying England of the near future, Will's chance reencounter with his old tutor plunges him into a world of political demonstrations and police brutality. The country's last chance for liberty lies in a deserted hotel room in Shepherds Bush. But what chance does Will have of getting Professor Quigley's Manifesto to Oxford before civil war erupts?
Celtic Warrior
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,440. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
WHEN THE LIFE-GIVER DIES A pagan god, a virgin sacrifice; just another night’s work for Walwain the Pict. Or is it? VIRICONIUM NIGHTS Walwain is pitted against the tyrant Vortigern and his motley coven of sorcerers. THE RUIN OF BRITAIN Walwain searches derelict Londinium for Britannia’s future. and RUN TO THE HILLS Walwain seeks Britannia's salvation in the North
Celtic Vampire
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,690. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Viking shieldmaiden the Red Daughter encounters horror in Ancient Ireland... Part of the Red Daughter saga.
Babbage Must Die
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,540. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In a dystopian world of the near future, the human race has been made redundant by computerisation and automation. Brian, a man who has never done a day's work in his life, encounters Ada, a girl with a plan - and access to a time machine. Her intention is to assassinate Charles Babbage, inventor of the computer.
Angliad
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,040. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Classics
The Legendary History of the Anglo-Saxon People, from the Coming of the Sheaf-Child to the Settlement of England compiled from divers sources by Gavin Chappell
Schlock! Webzine Vol 2 Iss 30
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Price: Free! Words: 21,620. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
This week we’ve got the continuation of the Dream-Quest, where Carter and his ghoul and night-gaunt cohorts encounter moon beasts and almost-humans amidst the ruins of Sarkomand; the beginning of Darklight by Nathan Rowark, where Phillip and his student housemates experience mysterious technical problems, in a prequel to another story that will be published in Techno-Goth Cthulhu.
Schlock! Webzine Vol 2 Iss 29
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Price: Free! Words: 24,980. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
This week, Randolph Carter and his yak encounter the dreaded Shantak-bird. We also have the return of Sergio Palumbo (edited as ever by the indefatigable Michele Dutcher) with Afrika Corpses, which involves World War Two, Ancient Egypt… and things even more sinister. There’s also the conclusion to C Priest Brumley’s The Stolen Other; an apocalyptic poem by Zak Dawson... And lots more!
Schlock! Webzine Vol2 Issue 28
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Price: Free! Words: 25,430. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
This week, in The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, Carter reencounters the old slant-eyed merchant he saw so long before in the taverns of Dylath-Leen. We have another brush with horror in Bryan Carrigan’s The Graveyard Shift; the return of C Priest Brumley’s The Stolen Other; the end of Zak Dawson’s Dominion, and the horrific conclusion to Gregory Bryant's Attack of the Cactus People!
Schlock! Webzine Vol 2 Iss 27
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Price: Free! Words: 24,340. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
This week Randolph Carter visits a fellow visitor to the lands of dream, the more sedentary King Kuranes, who tells him what he knows of the marvellous sunset city hidden by the gods.In Dawn Napier’s Dear Diary we see a new take on the zombie apocalypse, while in Part Four of Dominion Zak Dawson’s hero discovers the downside of being a vampire....
Schlock! Webzine Vol 2 Iss 26
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Price: Free! Words: 28,790. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
In the Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, Randolph Carter treads the dreaded Vale of Pnoth. We also have Antipodean comic horror by Robyn Singer Rose; the continuation of Zak Dawson’s Dominion; more stories from Samantha Stevens-Clay and Rob Bliss; Bryan Carrigan with a story of cold cases and haunted hotels; Aaron Majewski’s Locker 13; the conclusion of Run To The Hills; Varney; and After London.
Schlock! Webzine Vol 2, Issue 25
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Price: Free! Words: 32,550. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
This week we see the continuation of Lovecraft’s Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, followed by a twisted tale of ecclesiastical duty by Samantha Stevens-Clay. Zak Dawson’s Dominion continues while Stranglehold by Albert Betzer reaches a bloody close. We also have Doctor Kim by Stephen Hernandez, a story of sadism, surgery and things even more bizarre.
Schlock! Webzine Vol 2 Issue 24
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Price: Free! Words: 31,560. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Schlock! is an exciting new weekly webzine dedicated to short stories, flash fiction, serialised novels and novellas within the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror. We publish new and old works of pulp sword and sorcery, urban fantasy, dark fantasy and gothic horror. If you want to read quality works of schlock fantasy, science fiction or horror, Schlock! is the webzine for you!
Schlock! Webzine Vol 2 Issue 23
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Price: Free! Words: 24,530. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Schlock! is an exciting new weekly webzine dedicated to short stories, flash fiction, serialised novels and novellas within the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror. We publish new and old works of pulp sword and sorcery, urban fantasy, dark fantasy and gothic horror. If you want to read quality works of schlock fantasy, science fiction or horror, Schlock! is the webzine for you!
Schlock! Webzine
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Price: Free! Words: 25,470. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Schlock! is an exciting new weekly webzine dedicated to short stories, flash fiction, serialised novels and novellas within the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror. We publish new and old works of pulp sword and sorcery, urban fantasy, dark fantasy and gothic horror. If you want to read quality works of schlock fantasy, science fiction or horror, Schlock! is the webzine for you!
The Man Who Sold the Roman Empire
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,870. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Ancient Rome under the mad Emperor Commodus. Laetus, head of the emperor's bodyguard, knows that his master must be removed for the good of the Empire. But who is best suited to replace him, and how can they prepare for the coup without attracting the paranoid Emperor's suspicion? Laetus will have to resort to desperate measures before order can be restored. But at what price?
Dark Sail on the Horizon
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,760. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The seas of Northern Europe, one thousand years ago. As the first Christian millennium draws to a close, the old ways of the Vikings are on the wane. A Christian king sits upon the throne of Norway, bringing a religion of peace and humility with fire and the sword. The reign of the Vikings nears its close, while dark forces stir far to the east, ready to snatch the kingdom of Asgard from the Gods.
The House of Skulls and other stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,820. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Featuring: When the Life-Giver Dies - a pagan god, a virgin sacrifice; just another night's work for Walwain the Pict. Or is it? The Last of the Ogres - a perfect, gentle knight grows up at last. Castle of the Blood Visage - Viking shieldmaiden the Red Daughter encounters a nest of Celtic Vampires. And many more! First published on Schlock! Weekly Webzine.
Street Fighting Years
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 86,910. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A terrifying dystopian future in which politics is the new rock'n'roll... They were just a group of kids with guns, they never thought they’d end up running the country. But when Derek and the boys finally fight their way to the top, they have a nasty surprise waiting.
Going Underground
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 111,380. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Going Underground tells the story of three teenage runaways, Hamish, Eloise and Nick, whose adventures expose them to the seamier side of supernatural Britain. Encounters with black magicians, vampire cultists and Neo-Nazi mystics culminate in a quest for the Celtic Grail, with which their enemy Tybalt Kohl hopes to resurrect the Third Reich...
The Curse of the Dwarves
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,580. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
When King Svafrlami encounters two dwarves in the forest, he forces them to provide him with a sword that will win him victory in battle. But the dwarves, angered by their ill-treatment, lay a curse upon the blade. The Curse of the Dwarves tells the saga of that cursed blade and the tragic generations that bear it through battle and treachery...
Wielder of the Runeblade
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Series: Runeblade Saga, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 87,230. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
After many adventures, Hal reaches the world of Muspell, where the fire-giant king plots the destruction of the gods. Meanwhile, Gwen and Eric flee the conquest of Vanaheim into the world of the elves. But the frost giants are on the move again. Asgard itself is threatened. Ragnarok seems inevitable. Can Hal and his friends save the Nine Worlds?
Bearer of the Runeblade
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Series: Runeblade Saga, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 64,580. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Separated from his friends Gwen and Eric, Hal travels on into the world of the giants, where he will learn how to wield his sword. Meanwhile, the armies of the giants and swart-elves are mustering, and march upon the worlds of light. Will Hal beat them to the world of the Vanir and avert catastrophe? Or will the giants be victorious? And what of Eric and Gwen?
Forger of the Runeblade
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Series: Runeblade Saga, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 79,740. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Hal Dawson's life in a quiet English village is disrupted when swart-elves, creatures from another world, attempt to kill him. Rescuing Hal, his old friend Gangrel tells him that the swart-elves are allies of Muspell, the fire-giant, who plots to destroy the world of the gods. Gangrel sends Hal in search of the dwarf who will forge the foretold Runeblade - Muspell's bane.
The Bones of Wayland
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Series: Wayland Saga, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,700. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Learning that Cynethryth plots to bring all seven kingdoms under her sway with the aid of a dragon army, Oswald and his friends use Wayland's magic to travel to Northumbria, where an attack by Vikings begins a series of events that will result in the death of three English kings. The seven kingdoms hang in the balance.
The Work of Wayland
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Series: Wayland Saga, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,850. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Two years after the events described in The Sword of Wayland, Oswald is living in exile in East Anglia. Queen Cynethryth's machinations have brought Offa's kingdom and the Frankish empire to the brink of war. Oswald and his friends journey to the land of monsters in search of the one man who can bring peace - Wayland's father, Wade. But Wade is nowhere to be found.
The Sword of Wayland
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Series: Wayland Saga, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 63,810. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Wrongly acused of rape by Queen Cynethryth, Oswald, one of King Offa's finest champions, flees into exile. Learning that Cynethryth plots to bring down her husband's kingdom with the aid of the Red Dragon, Oswald leads a small band of outlaws across war-torn Dark Age Britain in a desperate quest for the only weapon that can kill the monster threatening their land...
Celtic Dawn
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 77,510. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Britain, 400 BC. The High King is dead, and he leaves two sons, Brennos and Belinos, who are both supported by rival tribal factions. One of the brothers is destined to be High King, the other to be banished. And yet his deeds in exile will resound down the centuries when the savage Celtic tribes burst down from the Alps to sack the nascent city-state of Rome...

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