David R. Grigg


David Grigg is a retired software developer who lives in Melbourne, Australia. He worked in the field of interactive multimedia for over two decades, and has also worked in public relations and as a journalist and sub-editor.

During the 1970s and 1980s, David was deeply involved in the science fiction fan community, publishing fanzines and helping organize SF conventions, eventually becoming Chairman of the 43rd World SF Convention held in Melbourne in 1985.

In recent years he has returned to his old love of writing fiction. He is the author of a number of professionally published short stories and two short fantasy novels for teens. Collections of his stories and novels are available for purchase on his website at:



The Riddling and Other Stories
You set the price! Words: 74,810. Language: Australian English. Published: June 25, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Riddling: that’s what Britons call the day that their world was pierced full of Holes. Mysterious portals to and from other planets, huge and tiny, appear everywhere, causing chaos. In this midst of this disaster, a father must struggle to help his family escape. This is only one of many fascinating short stories by David R. Grigg.
The Twist of Fate
You set the price! Words: 12,640. Language: Australian English. Published: September 28, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
What caused the mysterious explosion which tore apart the research center and spread radioactive pollution over the city? It was Stephen Tang's job to find out. But what he discovered was even more terrifying than the original blast. Novelette, approx 12,500 words.
The Fallen Sun
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 109,730. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Coming of age
(3.00 from 1 review)
A world where the sun never sets; where there is no day and no night; and where shadows never move. Beyond an oasis of light, the freezing outer darkness stretches far away. In this strange environment, three remarkable young people struggle to save their world, and in doing so, change their lives forever.
Storytellers (and Other Tales)
You set the price! Words: 33,170. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Features 16 short stories of contemporary Australian life, illustrated by Robert Brunton OAM.
The Dark Lighthouse
You set the price! Words: 88,080. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Forty-three short stories by David Grigg, exploring the horrific, the mysterious, the fantastic, and the merely disturbing.

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Ian Buchanan
Latest book: Lucky Thirteen!.
Published March 13, 2012.