Gabe Sluis


Gabe Sluis is from Northern California, a graduate of UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Linguistics and a US Army veteran. He began writing as a hobby, primarily exploring Multiverse Sci-Fi and Fantasy for young adults. His stories are appealing to a larger audience, with themes unbound by standard YA convention. While the books are not series based, some common characters and places are seen throughout novels and short stories alike. He has published three novels, three short story collections, and a children's book. Check out his latest novel, ARROW OF TIME, as well as the podcast Tales From The Multiverse!

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Smashwords Interview

What book should I read first?
I recommend checking out Beyond The Gate first. It's a collection of short stories, so you can try little bites of my work and see if you wanna bite off something bigger. There is lots of connections in BTG, so it's also a good place to find tie-ins to the novels as well as the trio of stories that led to the creation of ARROW OF TIME!! Check out the podcast Tales From The Multiverse on iTunes for weekly audio versions of my work.
Give me a down and dirty inside description of each your books.

OWTT- This is all about the character at the center of my universe. It is the end of his story, an epic journey through existence where he tells how it all started. It's a bit slow on the uptake, but I love it to death and the story I'm most proud of.

SJ- My best friends dad died, and I wanted to write a story about it. Inspired by ideas close to home, I wanted to bring to life the type of relationship childhood friends have. One big thing I really wanted to do was capture the essence of the stories we tell from our past. My friend had a new girlfriend and we were telling her funny stories about the two of us growing up. I told one story that made my friend bust up, and he admitted that he had forgotten all about that instance. The act of recording ideas like that was very satisfying for me, because now they cannot be forgotten. Thats what this book is to me, a token to fight off our own forgetfulness as well as a huge tribute to my two best friends. But it's all fiction. I've never thrown poop at anyone...

BTG- A conglomerate of old and new shorts I had written up to this point. I think this is my favorite short collection so far (even though I feel Movement is a bit more mature). It's stories from beyond the chaos gate that Aros goes through in OWTT. These are snapshots of his adventures during the time he is still roaming the levels of existence.

5DoP- Pimu is the old Indian name for Catilina island. It's not my favorite, but I enjoyed writing each story and building it into a collection. There are some highlights, a Non-Fiction essay that some may find funny as well as a little story about the Death of Aros. Once again, lots of tie-ins with other stories.

AOT- In the Army I was taught, crawl, walk, then run. This is my run. It's a time travel story with all the crazy things that make you scratch your head and wonder about causality that you expect from this genera. I wanted the description to read: 'Lizard-men, clones, and war robots, oh my!' But that was shot down. Even though this is less personal to me than stuff like SJ, I really love this book and I think it came out amazing.

Movement- Another collection with some tie ins to SJ, a few of the 19 other stories, and a bit from AOT. I tried to channel some O.S. Card for the story 'If Your Right Hand...' with all the differing logical opinions that can befall a single idea. AOT came directly out of some stories in BTG, so you never know what story may be a the starting point for future works!
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Where to find Gabe Sluis online


Arrow Of Time
Price: Free! Words: 57,470. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Time Coins Stolen! An Impossible Crime And The Thief Remains At Large! Greg Thompson is nothing more than an average 16-year-old boy living a carefree life in Grass Valley, California. But that all changes when he witnesses a hit and run accident. Before the homeless man dies, he hands Greg a handwritten notebook leading to a treasure cache.
Drake the Pit Bull Puppy
Price: Free! Words: 180. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
A children's picture book- Drake tries to get a pair of wings just like the Blue Jay.
Price: Free! Words: 26,390. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A collection of nine Sci-Fi and Fantasy short stories by Gabe Sluis
Five Days on Pimu
Price: Free! Words: 16,990. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A collection of seven Sci-fi and Fantasy short stories by Gabe Sluis.
Beyond The Gate
Price: Free! Words: 27,100. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A collection of twelve Sci-Fi and Fantasy short stories by Gabe Sluis.
Saving John
Price: Free! Words: 51,370. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In the vein of Ray Bradbury's "The Halloween Tree," this fantasy adventure follows three friends on their quest to stop a deranged survivalist that has eluded capture and is known as the Redwood Reaper.
Other Worlds Than These
Price: Free! Words: 40,350. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In 2217, an unknown race of aliens attack Tellus, an alternate/parallel version of Earth. After a brief invasion attempt, the aliens, nicknamed Scalies, are pushed back. A Rift in space is left by the aliens leading to another system.

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  • Secret Stories on June 20, 2014

    I can confirm, the stories are short as reported. I liked them. There seem to be lots to think about hidden in the few words of each tale.