Colin D. Gray

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Colin Gray (1973-) is a qualified pilot and instructor, and now it seems, does a bit of science fiction writing too...

He is from Cape Town, South Africa, but lives in Australia at the moment. He is also a bit of a jack-of-all-interests: Plays guitar, is qualified as an electrical engineer, does paving, gardening, has repaired two mantle clocks, painted watercolours for a children's book.

"Drive Coil (short story) 2014, came to be written after I was playing with audio book recording of a story about an android. I was using the computer narrator to play the part of the android, and started to create the character Ness and her spaceship Persephone." - Colin Gray

Colin's second book, Space Drop (almost a novelette), is set chronologically as a direct follow-on tale of Drive Coil, and has more character development.

The Miner is his third book, also a short story, was inspired by his 8yo son and his imagination. Read it and you'll understand why.

Please review my books when you finish them. I enjoy reading the feedback. Discount coupons available if you contact me.

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The Miner
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
A miner embarks to conquer his surroundings. With all the kit required and adventure in his heart he sets forth. After digging a tunnel he realises with angst that he may have left securing his position too late. Will Stuart make it home in time before the evil comes out at night?
Space Drop
Price: $1.59 USD. Words: 8,880. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Following on the book Drive Coil: The Persephone arrives, damaged, at the space port of Egrass. Captain Ness receives an unusual job offer that she can't really refuse. In the back of her mind she feels uneasy. Meeting another ship in mid space could place them in a very dangerous position. Should be safe, or what is she exposing her ship to?
Drive Coil
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,150. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In space you are far from everyone. A sudden failure of a hyper drive leaves the Persephone trader ship floating in space. Is the captain the only survivor?

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  • The Insanity of Zero on Feb. 04, 2014

    A very futuristic setting and the internal strife of Z.E.R.O. that is well executed. I liked the liquid life concept. I feel it provides a view on the future of medical science and how it eventually will tempt man to using it despite the cost in lives. Reminded me abit of the movie Out of Time. Personally I didn't like the direct parallels with the bible. I think this could've been avoided, but it may not be a problem for many people. (6 day work, 7th day rest; prophesy of a child to be born, etc) Hence 4 stars. Thanks for the free book.