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A science fiction and fantasy fan since boyhood, I've never outgrown my love of books and write furiously in my spare time, egged on by my wife Michelle and our seven cats (not dwarfs!).

Background Information

I regard myself as a science fantasy novelist, blending machinery and magic with a dollop of humour in my storytelling. Of course I've been inspired by the two giants in their respective fields - Tolkien (fantasy)and Frank Herbert (sci-fi). Other noteworthy influences are Stephen Baxter and Clare Bell. But my earliest, and certainly greatest, influence remains Andre Norton. I fondly remember checking THE BEAST MASTER out of the school library over and over, wowed by the premise of a 'space western' featuring sentient animals and their telepathic handler pitted against an alien enemy. My own copy of that memorable book still holds pride of place on my bookshelf.

Birth Place
Hastings,  New Zealand

Books published:
Fiction, Science Fantasy; THE CHOSEN ONE, 2005, National Pacific Press (NPP), New Zealand.
THE CHOSEN ONE released March 2007 as an ebook by SynergEbooks in conjunction with its two sequels, CHOSEN TOO and THREE TIMES CHOSEN (July 2007), completing The Chosen Trilogy.

Fiction, Science Fantasy: WIZARDS' GOAL, October 2008, released as an ebook by SynergEbooks.

My short story, 'Unnatural Selection' was published in the second issue of NexGen Pulp Magazine in May 2008.

Additional Information

Watch this space! Presently working on a traditional fantasy series, complete with the usual Elves, Trolls and a few surprises. It will initially be released as a trilogy, chased by follow-on books. Also penning an off-beat children's novel based in part on my childhood.

Favorite Links

My publisher's website.

Science fantasy novelist Alan J. Garner
My personal website.

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