Dai Llewellyn Davies

Biography

Born in 1948, Sydney, Australia.

Studies:
BSc in Mathematics (pure and applied) and Physics
MSc in Physics (molecular spectroscopy and laser physics)
PhD in Information Sciences and Engineering (automated speech recognition)

I've been a builder's labourer, electrician, gardener, tutor, farmer, environmental researcher, IT contractor and lecturer. I'm now retired. My favourite passtime is walking with my dog, Fin.

Smashwords Interview

How long have you been writing?
I've written non-fiction all my adult life, and still do. Just considering fiction and keyboard time, about five of the past ten years on the Brindabella Chronicles. That's just the tip of the iceberg. I had the story building up in mind for at least two decades before that. Whenever I could, I travelled to the year 2200 and gradually built up a world there that I was comfortable moving about in – two societies, and eventually a few of the main characters to populate them.

I have since read that this is a strongly recommended approach to writing fiction, particularly if the settings are not our contemporary world. Tolkien spent fifteen years developing his world before writing The Lord of the Rings.
Have you had any creative writing training, and was it helpful?
I gave myself an intensive course over several weeks by watching videos of lectures, workshops, panel discussions, and also reading a few writer blogs. I found this very helpful. With punctuation I've ignored rules in my first drafts, then gone though correcting errors during the editing stages. Then, taking oft repeated advice ("ultimately it's up to you, the author"), went through and eliminated many commas that I though unnecessary for comprehension and were breaking up the flow of the text.
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Books

Brindabella Chronicles
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 269,560. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Brindabella Chronicles includes three books: Brindabella 2200: An exploration of the human mind and how reliably a Personal Archive can replicate it. Brindabella Aftermath: A peek into the virtual worlds of the secretive cybs and their approach to galactic exploration. Brindabella Trust: What holds individual societies together, and how can all Earth's societies maintain peaceful coexistence.
Brindabella Trust
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,800. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Religious
Brindabella Trust: Having learned more about PA fidelity (Brindabella 2200) and a new view of galactic exploration and settlement (Brindabella Aftermath), Mary explores the nature and evolution of societies and gods. Does Arkadel have a god? Through discussions with George, Tom, and Clare, she comes to the conclusion that it does.
Brindabella Aftermath
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,860. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
The results of the quest in Brindabella 2200 shock the planet, and shock is quickly turned to fear by groups who's aim is to undermine The Treaty that has maintained peace for the past century. Mary returns to Arkadel in an attempt to quell the fears. She explores worlds of the secretive cybs, and learns much from their understanding of swarming. There is another wedding.
Brindabella 2200
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 116,910. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Brindabella 2200 lays the foundations for the Brindabella Chronicles trilogy. It establishes settings, introduces the main characters, and follows them through a scientific quest which shapes their destinies and the future of the human race. It sketches a technically achievable alternative to the tyranny of centralised AI, and a realistic approach to exploring and settling our galaxy.

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