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Gregory S. Close has lived on both coasts of the United States (and that wholesome corn-fed part in-between) as well as Dundalk, Ireland and the tiny islands of the Kwajalein Atoll.

Greg loves travelling and sampling the native cultures, foods, customs, and beers of the world. Greg is married to a rocket scientist and lives in California with his two daughters, a cat, and one and a half dogs.


Average rating: 4.09 · 33 ratings · 13 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
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In Siege of Daylight is dedicated to the memory of my father, Maxwell L. Close.
Since it's Father's Day I made a spur of the moment decision to drop the price to 99 cents for the day.

You may get it here.

I compiled as many of the reviews to date as I could find (good, bad or indiffierent) in case you want to see if the book might be for you without traveling all across the interwebs. Overall, I t... Read more of this blog post »
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In Siege of Daylight by Gregory S. Close
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Gregory Close said "yes" to attending ArmadilloCon
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date: July 25, 2014 04:00PM
location: Omni Southpark Hotel (Austin, TX), 4140 Governor's Row, Austin, TX, The United States
description: My wife, Professor Sigrid Close, is actually the Science Guest of Honor, so she gets top billing for this Con! :)

ArmadilloCon 36 - a place where the smartest people in the world gather to celebrate their uniqueness and intelligence. Oh, and we talk about books too. The primary focus of ArmadilloCon is literary science fiction, but that's not all we do -- we also pay attention to art, animation, science, media, and gaming. Every year, dozens of professional writers, artists and editors attend the...more

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
" There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who like green eggs and ham, and those who don't.

Well, three. Those who like green eggs and ham. Those who don't. And those who like the green eggs but not the ham. It's just ham, not green ham. We... " Read more of this review »
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I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.Douglas Adams
The Dark Beyond The Door by Michael J. Sullivan
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I contributed a story to this anthology, so take that for what it's worth, but Mr. Karlsson found a lot of great short fantasy fiction for The Dark Beyond the Door. I've really enjoyed reading all of the stories.
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“It's hard to win a war with a front at your back.”
Gregory S. Close, In Siege of Daylight

“You never hear a prophecy start with the gods were in error. If it's good, thank the gods - but if it's bad, it's your own damn fault!”
Gregory S. Close, In Siege of Daylight

“You never hear a prophecy start with the gods were in error.. If it's good, thank the gods - but if it's bad, it's your own damn fault!”
Gregory S. Close, In Siege of Daylight

“It's hard to win a war with a front at your back.”
Gregory S. Close, In Siege of Daylight

“Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.”
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“You never hear a prophecy start with the gods were in error. If it's good, thank the gods - but if it's bad, it's your own damn fault!”
Gregory S. Close, In Siege of Daylight

“A fantasy story is a vacation to another world for the price of a sandwich.”
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