Phill Campbell


UK resident. Artist, illustrator and writer, with a Fine Art degree from Liverpool University. Sings tenor with the Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus (MLGC). Interests include: Golden Age SF, comparative religions, anthropology and shamanism. Has won several short story awards and competitions; has also had work published and performed on stage. Is currently writing and illustrating the sequel to Shell Song.

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Shell Song
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,650. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.43 from 7 reviews)
Dionia encounters a group of colonists on the waterworld of Melusine. They are at war with a race of fierce amphibious reptiles. The mysterious Shell has been lost on the ocean floor and their city is defenceless without it. Dionia is plunged into a series of perilous adventures when she sets out to find it ... but the Shell's true nature has startling implications for humanity's future.

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  • Flawed Gods on June 25, 2012

    A highly original first novel, adult, compelling and avant-garde. Vividly imagined, with a relentless, exciting pace. the author's invention of lamina physics is an especially ingenious touch. A must-read for those who are tired of traditional fantasy scenarios. Highly recommended.
  • Hyclos on Feb. 11, 2013

    Even more chock-full of ideas, excitement, incidents, plot-twists and characters than its worthy predecessor. Sometimes a glut of information in SF/Fantasy novels can be confusing, but Hyclos avoids this because of its central character, whose quest and inner development give the book a strong core. If you are tired of the usual genre stereotypes and cliches and want something that is resolutely non-mainstream, this is the one to read!
  • Incandescence on Dec. 01, 2014

    A daring and imaginative continuation of the Flawed Gods series. Incandescence is darker and more disturbing in tone than Hyclos, but is none the worse for that. Doella must penetrate an anti-universe and confront a ruler who wields powers that are equal and opposite to her own in order to defeat her own dark impulses and regain control of her destiny. A great read - I couldn't put it down!
  • Oak on Jan. 07, 2016

    'Oak' is a remarkable book on many levels. It offers a refreshing change of pace from the author's vibrant space-operas and bodes well for a variety of new works from the imagination that gave us Doella and the Varan. 'Oak' draws on British pagan traditions and folklore, melding them with scientific constructs that offer a unique, if radical, solution to the current global problems of population control and the environmental damage inflicted on our planet by a largely uncaring species. The plot is fast-paced and intriguing, with a variety of engaging characters (including a cat and a tree!); and once started, the book is nearly impossible to put down. A highly original and recommended read!