Gavin E Parker

Biography

Gavin E Parker is from the Isle of Thanet in southern England, where he has lived and worked his whole life.

He has dabbled in creating music, film and video in the past and is currently writing novels, short stories and blogs.

Inspired by the rapidly expanding possibilities open to publishers in the twenty-first century, in 2014 Gavin set about writing his debut novel, Ephialtes. Ephialtes is the first of a trilogy of books chronicling the war between Earth and its former colony on Mars. A series of short stories - Ephialtes Shorts - set in the same fictional universe complements the main novel trilogy.

Having worked in healthcare, local government and education he has a mildly jaundiced view of the human condition, but still maintains good humour about it. Things could be worse, right?

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I have to get up to go to work.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Mostly working or doing household chores. If I get a bit of free time I might spend it watching TV, reading or playing videogames.
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Series

Ephialtes Shorts
The Ephialtes Trilogy chronicles the conflict between Earth and Mars, triggered by Mars’ secession from the USAN in the aftermath of World War IV. Alongside the core novel trilogy are a series of short stories set in the same fictional universe, providing the connective tissue between books one and two of the trilogy. These are The Ephialtes Shorts.
Ephialtes Trilogy
The Ephialtes Trilogy chronicles the twenty-third century war between Earth and Mars.

Ephialtes

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Books

The Ephialtes Shorts Collection
Series: Ephialtes Shorts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,770. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The Ephialtes Trilogy chronicles the conflict between Earth and Mars, triggered by Mars' secession from the USAN in the aftermath of World War IV. The stories of The Ephialtes Shorts Collection make up the connective tissue between books one and two of the trilogy. The collection comprises all four previously released shorts together with the exclusive Ephialtes Short V: Why Am I So Clever?
Be All You Can Be (Ephialtes Short IV)
Series: Ephialtes Shorts, Book 4. You set the price! Words: 31,480. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
After sustaining an injury in the Battle of Allentown Spaceport Kristen Stahl has to reassess everything she thought she knew about herself and her future.
Son of New York (Ephialtes Short III)
Series: Ephialtes Shorts, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 16,090. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The third Ephialtes Short follows Adam Wilson, and idealistic student on Earth. When President Cortes’ grip on the USAN falters Adam is forced to reassess his core values as civil unrest threatens to tear the country apart.
Phobos Rising - Ephialtes Part II
Series: Ephialtes Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $3.85 USD. Words: 222,810. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Mars and Earth clash once more in this second volume of the Ephialtes Trilogy. Can the Martians rally their forces to meet the might of the USAN? Or would a pre-emptive strike solve all their problems? With time running out some tough choices have to be made. It’s kill or be killed as an unprecedented interplanetary cold war starts to turn hot.
A Cold Wind Blows (Ephialtes Short II)
Series: Ephialtes Shorts, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 16,090. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Cold Wind Blows is the second Ephialtes Short. It tells the story of a young girl whose dream job in the agricultural domes of Mars leads to the unearthing of some primal fears.
Ephialtes
Series: Ephialtes Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 160,420. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
In 2241 Mars declares independence from the USAN on Earth. The USAN sends an enormous spacecraft, Ephialtes, to pressure the Martians into reconsidering. The Martians take some countermeasure of their own. Politics turns to brinksmanship. Just as each side seeks to avoid conflict they are both drawn inexorably toward it and, with Ephialtes closing in on Mars, time is running out.
See the Worlds (Ephialtes Short I)
Series: Ephialtes Shorts, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In 2241, a young soldier trapped in a besieged garrison on Mars reflects on the events that brought him there. An Ephialtes Shorts story.

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