Government Men

Rated 3.83/5 based on 6 reviews
.In this epic length whimsical sequel to Secrets of Goth Mountain, an inept DOD scientist leads efforts to save Earth from an impending apocalypse set in motion by man-eating space aliens. The 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. Edited March 2015 re-release. More
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About Gary J. Davies

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.

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Review by: Susan Newton on Dec. 25, 2015 :
Unusual, complex, and humorous compared to its entertaining prequel Secrets of Goth Mountain, Government Men is packed full of super powered mythical creatures, psychic powered humans, high-tech human-eating aliens, and of course civil servants over their depth. The most unusual aspect of this novel is that it and its author appear in the novel itself. The story takes place on a somewhat altered contemporary Earth that is full of strange possibilities and characters. Highly recommended.
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Review by: James Jenkins on Nov. 20, 2015 :
To many words. I started reading this on my commune to work. It seriously took as long for the main character to get to his office as it took me to get to mine.

Concepts are rephrased and repeated over and over. The guy dwells on his ineptitude for long stretches...
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Review by: Tabitha Ormiston-Smith on Oct. 14, 2015 :
As I started reading Government Men, the hair on the back of my neck stood up. The opening was that good. Davies portrayed the geeky scientist so beautifully, with such empathy and wry humour, that one knew he was writing from extensive personal experience. For those first few chapters, I dared to hope that I had discovered another Leaky Establishment.

Sadly, however, the book did not live up to its initial promise, degenerating into a chaotic and unstructured saga of hostile aliens, unicorns, Quetzalcoatl and Uncle Tom Cobleigh and all, which failed to engage me, partly because it was much too long, partly because it was unstructured, and partly because it just isn't that good.

I was so very sad at this. Davies clearly has enormous talent, and if he would just play to his strengths and write about the things he knows well, I really believe he could be another David Langford.
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Review by: Bob Buchanan on Nov. 14, 2014 :
This was fun. Never was an alien invasion/end of the world so enjoyable.
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Review by: min1526 on Sep. 23, 2014 :
These books are such a fun read. The storyline is always interesting and the humor is always well placed!
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Review by: Mark Schultz on July 3, 2014 :
What a fun book! I had so much fun reading this book, combing science, science fiction and fantasy, this was a nearly perfect read! The only thing keeping me from giving a full 5 stars is the spelling errors, I am talking about misplaced words, correctly spelled but in the wrong context. I would be honored to help the author perfect his wonderful invention.
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