David Parish-Whittaker


David Parish-Whittaker is a winner of the Writers of the Future competition for emerging talent in speculative fiction, for his story A Warbird in the Belly of the Mouse

Upcoming works include Leviathans of the Skies co-authored with Steven Savile, to be released by Untreed Reads in 2013 as part of the steampunk series Space 1889. He is on the writing team for the game Dragon Assault by Symbiant Studios.

A graduate of the Pixelyard School of Art for game design, he writes videogame reviews and analysis for Bag of Games and Geekosophy.

By day, he pays for his dog's kibble as an airline captain. In previous incarnations he has been a traffic watch pilot, aerobatic instructor and Naval Flight Officer.


A Warbird in the Belly of the Mouse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,990. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
A winner of the Writers of the Future contest in 2007, Warbird follows Nigel, a World War One fighter pilot who has been "time plucked" into the 21st century in order to work as a guide for a reality show about Great War air combat. Nigel has to contend with his feelings about the war, as well as the 21st century tourists he shepherds, each with their own reasons for being there.

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  • Formatting eBooks with Open Office Writer on Dec. 25, 2011

    A must have for all Open Office users. Nailed the conversion on the very first try with my book. The section on how to set up a hyperlink TOC was worth it alone (something that was making my head ache). $2.99 is a LOT less than caving in and getting MS Word. Oh, and thanks, Aussie Scribbler for the tip on using 97/2000/XP format for the .doc file.
  • A Chip in Time on Jan. 03, 2012

    Full of frenetic energy and unapologetic silliness, A Chip in Time merges romantic comedy with mythology with time travel and serves it all up in a tall frosted glass with an umbrella. Much like those mixed drinks one finds at resort bars, you're never really sure exactly what you're drinking in, but it's quite enjoyable. Just don't be surprised if you feel a tad giddy afterward. Some adult content, including a racy description of how good brownies with ice cream really are.