Gilles Messier

Biography

Gilles Messier was born in Winnipeg in 1989 and studies aerospace engineering at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. As well as writing, he designs and develops mechanical devices and innovations. He enjoys painting 1930s-style travel posters, and studying history and philosophy.

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Books

In the Ocean of Storms
By Gilles Messier
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,110. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013 by Petra Books. Category: Fiction
Stranded half a million miles from home, cosmonaut Alexei grapples with his existence as the loneliest man in the universe.
The Girl at Panel 857
By Gilles Messier
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013 by Petra Books. Category: Fiction
January 1945. WWII still rages overseas. Eager to do her patriotic duty, Tennessee farm girl Vera volunteers for a mysterious assignment. What she sees will haunt her throughout her life as a dark shadow falls over the post-war world.
The Highest Step
By Gilles Messier
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013 by Petra Books. Category: Fiction
From 36 kilometres up, the earth is a beautiful - and terrifying - place.
The Downwinders
By Gilles Messier
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013 by Petra Books. Category: Fiction
Australia, 1956. Luke van Houdt has escaped the ruins of war-torn Europe and settled into his new life Down Under, working for a prosperous electronics firm. The economy is booming, and life is good. But while working on a routine job, Luke stumbles upon a dark secret - one that will haunt him for the rest of his life.
The Surly Bonds of Earth
By Gilles Messier
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013 by Petra Books. Category: Fiction
Christian joined Air Phenix looking for adventure. But when a seemingly routine cargo flight turns into a harrowing, absurdist odyssey to the most dangerous corner of the world, he gets far more adventure than he bargained for.
The Sky is Calling
By Gilles Messier
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013 by Petra Books. Category: Fiction
We came to Alabama to race. That didn’t work out. But we learned what it means to be engineers.
A is for Atom
By Gilles Messier
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013 by Petra Books. Category: Fiction
Olivia knows the power of science and technology. As radiotherapist, she sees miraculous cures every single day. But an unexpected patient will put her resolve - and personal integrity - to the ultimate test.
Kepi Blanc
By Gilles Messier
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,570. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013 by Petra Books. Category: Fiction
Gerhardt was born to be a soldier - to fight and die with honour for his country. But when a chance encounter in the North African desert finds him pitted against the legendary French Foreign Legion, Gerhardt embarks on a harrowing odyssey across the changing landscape of modern warfare, discovering what it truly means to be a soldier.
Hypothermia
By Gilles Messier
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013 by Petra Books. Category: Fiction
The discovery of a young boy’s frozen body at sea forces Werner to confront a dark secret from his past - one that could mean the difference between life and death.
The Fisherman and the Genie
By Gilles Messier
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013 by Petra Books. Category: Fiction
Adam is the greatest 12-year-old chemist in the world - at least, as far as he knows. To prove his prowess, he attempts his most audacious feat yet: an experiment that will bring the fundamental forces of the universe to the confines of his potting-shed laboratory - and forever cement his reputation.
Our Own Devices
By Gilles Messier
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,580. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012 by Petra Books. Category: Fiction
MID-CENTURY SPECULATIVE FICTION: The Second World War. Nuclear Power. Space Exploration. Three powerful forces that forever changed the course of history. In these nine new stories Messier explores our intimate and often fickle relationship with science and technology in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, and how it came to define our past, present and future. With 27 archival photographs.

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