Philip Gilliver


Good morning/afternoon/evening to you. (delete where inappropriate.)
Here's me, I am a writer of children and young adults books, in the realms of science fiction, fantasy and sometimes horror.
Putting one word in front of another in a pleasing order is one of my most favourite things in the world.

Once retweeted by Salman Rushdie, but I don't like to go on about it.

I am also a Saggitarian, and love cheese.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
Generally I squeeze what I can into every available hour (with tea). When typing I keep a separate document open which contains names of characters, relationships to each other and events. That way it is easier to keep on track and I don't end up contradicting myself. It is always best to write until your brain feels tired with it and then walk away until you are refreshed enough to restart it.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, it was C.S Lewis's The Magician's Nephew. I was amazed at the kind of journey's a book can take you, such things your own even imagination can't even take you at times. Word journeys for escape.
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Where to find Philip Gilliver online

Where to buy in print


Stupid Yoomins
Price: Free! Words: 15,790. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A guide book for any alien who might want to come to Earth, highlighting everything they will need to look about for, in order to survive humanity.
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 78,730. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
To get to Heaven, they had to go through Hell. Two young brothers die and find themselves in a horrifying afterlife.
Projector - The Making of Leon Black
Price: Free! Words: 80,520. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Meet Leon Black, the last kid on Earth you would want messing with your head.
A Diary of Two Persons Called 'Brian'
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 73,460. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Before the accident, he was just a normal, vain, sadomasochistic, serial adulterer.
The Coming of the Zartangs
Price: Free! Words: 35,980. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
They were called Zartangs, a race of retail aliens from another galaxy. They came to us, with special offers we couldn't refuse! Only one man is left to save the day. His name is Adrian Lotterby But is the lazy, alcoholic wastrel really up to it?

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Smashwords book reviews by Philip Gilliver

  • The Girl on the Swing on April 05, 2010

    Totally loved it! A wonderfully written peice of work, a modern classic. The Girl On the Swing is one of those books that stays with you long after you have finished it and gets you asking questions.
  • Invisible Friend (A Pastafarian Sermon) on March 10, 2017
    (no rating)
    A little narcissistic. I think the author is in love with himself.