DAVID CONYERS

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David Conyers is science fiction author and editor from Adelaide, South Australia. He has a degree in engineering from the University of Melbourne, and today works in marketing communications. David’s fiction has appeared in magazines such as Albedo One, Ticon4, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Book of Dark Wisdom, Lovecraft eZine and Jupiter, as well as more than twenty anthologies. His previous books include the science fiction Cthulhu Mythos blended thriller, The Eye of Infinity published by Perilous Press and the prequel The Spiraling Worm co-authored with John Sunseri. Previous anthologies he has edited include Extreme Planets, Cthulhu Unbound 3, Cthulhu’s Dark Cults and Undead & Unbound. His e-books include The Uncertainty Bridge and The Impossible Object.

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Adventuring in the Extreme: Eight Exoplanet-inspired Science Fiction Novels

Posted by David Conyers on April 1, 2014 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The sheer variety of exoplanets is making us rethink science fiction. The variety of alien terrains that heroic space adventurers will now be subjected to is likely to be more bizarre than anything we’ve yet encountered, or at least that is what David Kernot and I think.

 

Therefore, in celebration of the recent release of our book Extreme Planets, the first anthology of exoplanet tales featuring carbon planets, ...

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"The Eldritch Force" in Lovecraft eZine

Posted by David Conyers on March 19, 2014 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (0)

I've recently appeared in "The Eldritch Force" A Cthulhu Mythos Round Robin with Peter Rawlik, Glynn Owen Barrass, Brian M. Sammons, Bruce L. Priddy, Robert M. Price, Rick Lai and myself. This one features superheros in a Post World War Two setting.

This is my second publication with Lovecraft eZine, and I'm proud to have teamed up with such a talented bunch of authors.

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World War Cthulhu "The Bullet and the Flesh" Promo Video

Posted by David Conyers on March 19, 2014 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I’ve recently been involved in a Indiegogo sponsorship campaign for a new anthology I’m appearing in:


World War Cthulhu

A Collection of Lovecraftian War Stories to the forefront with 19 war stories rooted deep in the mythos of H.P. Lovecraft. Wars and battlefields written by top names in the industry like John Shirley, Tim Curran, W.H. Pugmire, William Meikle, Cody Goodfellow, Jeffrey Thoma...

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Extreme Planets is Out

Posted by David Conyers on March 9, 2014 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Extreme Planets is now out, and available from Amazon. Gardner Dozois says of the book in Locus, "The anthology does contain a lot of solid, entertaining, core SF"

Here is an extract from David Kernot and my contribution to the anthology, "Petrochemical Skies" set on a carbon planet.

 

 

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The 2013 Scorecard

Posted by David Conyers on December 27, 2013 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)

2013 was an interesting year for me on the writing front, mostly because I followed the lead of Shane Jiraiya Cummings and Hugh Howey, and tried self-publishing through Amazon and Smashwords with far greater success than I could have imagined when I first set out.

 

Despite the naysayers of the established pros and the fear self-publishing is generating in the world today, I think it is a great opportunity for writers, offering more than one path to success in the industry. ...

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Cthulhu Mythos Writers Sampler 2013

Posted by David Conyers on December 27, 2013 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

A late post but this year I appeared in the Cthulhu Mythos Writers Sampler 2013, available for 99c from Amazon, which I assisted in pulling together.

 

 

The book has proved to be rather successful considering the number of downloads and positive reviews. My contribution inclu...

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Albedo One (Issue 44) Released on Kindle

Posted by David Conyers on November 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Out now on Amazon Kindle.

 

 

A race with hounds across Europe to seek true love, a dying world plagued by invading jelly, a soulful train journey through the wastelands of purgatory, and an angry father who might have saved the wrong daughter.

 

Issue 44 of Ireland&...

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Australian Horror Writers Sampler 2013

Posted by David Conyers on November 10, 2013 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)

A group of Aussie authors got together and produced this sampler, featuring seven authors and one Australian artist. I'm one of them, and here is the blurb:

 

Inside this book you’ll find a taste of some of Australia’s top horror writers.

 

“The Grief School” by Matthew Tait – as a man of chance, Myles Lacey understood all too well the whims of the universe, and that meant death was a constant in life.

 

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Best New Tales of the Apocalypse features "Subtle Invasion"

Posted by David Conyers on November 10, 2013 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Best Tales of the Apocalypse edited by D.L. Snell and Bobbie Metevier is now released. It took a while to be released, considering the manuscript was completed more than 5 years ago, but I'm excited nonetheless mostly because of the authors I'm sharing space with.

 

In these 14 shattering tales by some of the genre’s first and final scribes, the world doesn’t just end once. These are the horsemen, the trumpeting angels. Their words are the bowls of wrath,...

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The Weaponized Puzzle: The Harrison Peel Files Book 2 Released

Posted by David Conyers on October 5, 2013 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Harrison Peel is back in the second in my rebooted series of spies versus the horrors of the Cthulhu Mythos. If geometry, the five perfect solids, shoggoths, Elder Things, military action and weird science fiction is your thing, then check it out, from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk ...

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