Clive Frayne


I'm an award winning media hobo, artist and writer with a life-long love of science fiction.

When I'm not writing, I paint and run an art gallery.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember the first book I ever bought with my own money. It was a pulp Sci-Fi novel called "Kelmo and the Starmen." It had a massive impact on me. This was about 1969 when the Neil Armstrong was taking that first step on the moon's surface and NASA was permanently in the news. So, a space adventure for kids really hit the spot for me. At that point, I really thought I'd be living in space when I grew up. I had read books prior to that, a lot of Enid Blyton adventures and Paddington Bear stories, but it was that first pulp Sci-Fi that really altered my life in so many ways.
How do you approach cover design?
I'm an artist and my books tend to have a strong visual element. I work very hard to make the book cover reflect the visual world of the story. I have a real revulsion towards any book cover that looks like a stock photo with the title in some "airport trash novel" font slapped over it. These days there isn't any reason for that kind of lazy thinking when it comes to covers.
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Where to find Clive Frayne online


Clockwork Revolution
Price: Free! Words: 9,540. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
In a future where power and industry on an Empire are still driven by coal, sweat and steam, the aristocracy live very different lives from the men and women who keep the engines of the city turning. That is, until the evening an Artist, a Princess and a Thief meet on a rain slicked tenement roof. A meeting that will change their lives and the fate of the entire city,

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