Gordon Houghton


I was born in Blackburn, England in 1965. All of my novels are available as paperbacks from Amazon, in Kindle format from the Kindle Store, and various other ebook formats here. If you're into dark fantasy, The Apprentice is a good place to start; if you prefer dystopian SF, try Max; and if you arrived here because of my time as a reviewer, Game Boy might be your thing. Finally, if you enjoy any of my books, please take the time to leave a rating or a review: it makes me unreasonably happy to hear what people think.

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The Invisible
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,890. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
To their neighbours, Liz and Ben Frost are a perfectly happy, normal couple. But they have a dark secret: one of them is dead.
Dystopian Dreams
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 314,210. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
The dystopian trilogy - MAX, ANOTHER WORLD and MUTE - now available in a single volume. All three novels are also available to purchase individually.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 118,410. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
What does it mean to be human? In this tale of revenge from the far future, a rebel android is about to find out.
The Journeyman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,000. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Journeyman continues the story of the hapless, melancholy zombie first encountered in The Apprentice. Now working at a fast food restaurant, he feels his life is empty and devoid of meaning - until one morning Death arrives and makes him an offer he can't refuse.
Another World
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,450. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A horrifying journey through a devastated city, an eighty-year voyage to an Earth-like exoplanet: set in the last decades of the twenty-second century, Another World features one man's struggle to survive against all the odds, as the clock counts down to the coming Apocalypse.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,430. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A dystopian society on the brink of revolution; a population chipped, regulated and drugged into submission; an overpopulated planet defined by the One Mother, One Child policy... Into this world a baby is born: a child with the power to change everything.
Game Boy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,410. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
A homage to gaming and gamers, this is a snapshot of the life of James Roach, gaming obsessive, collector and competitor. It's a story about growing old, and falling in love, and feeling as retro and useless as a Phillips CD-i. Essential reading for anyone who has ever played Mario Kart, Bomberman, Robotron, Soul Calibur or Katamari Damacy.
The Apprentice
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,510. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A corpse is resurrected and apprenticed to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse for seven days. During the course of the week, he tries to remember how he died, accompanies Death on his daily round, and learns what it means to be undead.
The Dinner Party
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,310. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Tightly-paced and shot throughout with gallows humour, The Dinner Party is the chilling, ultimately moving story of a young man's obsession with ritual and the peculiar moral universe he inhabits. Printed editions: The Dinner Party (UK, 1998); Le Diner (France, 2003).

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