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Alan Baxter

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Alan Baxter is an award-winning British-Australian author who writes dark fantasy, horror and sci-fi, rides a motorcycle and loves his dog. He also teaches Kung Fu. He lives among dairy paddocks on the beautiful south coast of NSW, Australia, with his wife, son, dog and cat. He is the author of the dark urban fantasy thriller trilogy, Bound, Obsidian and Abduction (The Alex Caine Series) published by HarperVoyager Australia and Ragnarok Publications in the US, and the dark urban fantasy duology, RealmShift and MageSign (The Balance 1 and 2) from Gryphonwood Press.

As well as novels, Alan has had more than 70 short fiction publications in journals and anthologies in Australia, the US, the UK and France. His short fiction has appeared in The
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Bound

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Write The Fight Right

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Obsidian (Alex Caine, #2)

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Realmshift (The Balance, #1)

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MageSign (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 24, 2009 11:11PM
Description: This is my second novel, the sequel to RealmShift. You can get the first three chapters in full here.
RealmShift (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Here are the first three chapters of my debut novel, RealmShift.
A 'Verse Full of Scum (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated May 27, 2009 10:35PM
Description: A serial novella that I released weekly on my website last year. It's now complete and free to read.
Dark Shorts (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: A selection of my short fiction

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This is a rollicking thriller with powerful characters, disturbing science and a blistering plot. But it's also just so terrifyingly possible. Creepy, crawly and recommended. But you may find yourself sometimes rooting for the ants...
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Amazing, appallingly bleak, and quite brilliant. I wasn't sure what to expect here and was repeatedly surprised. I'll be thinking about this for quite a while.
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Malerman is fast becoming one of my favourite contemporary horror authors. This novella is disturbing and enchanting and entirely engrossing. Highly recommended.
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An incredible book, relentless and brutal and compelling. It's really a 5-star book, but the elitist lack of punctuation as some stylistic quirk annoys the hell out of me. It's the author saying, "My work is so good, you have to work extra hard to ...more
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message 9: by Alan

Alan Baxter Thanks very much. I do my best. :)


Leticia Hi Al, I LOVE that people love your work so much. Was just reading reviews of Write the Fight Right: they all adore it. It's brilliant.

Now, I'm off to do some reading of my own. :)


Christine Hi Alan,just dropping by for a visit. I would like to invite you to check out Shadow Forrest Authors for charity and help support illiteracy issues.
http://www.shadowforestauthors.com
We also have a SFA group here on goodreads. Have a great week.
Blessing CJ



Christine Hi Alan, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
Mariard Volume 2 Glass Pawns by Christine Jones

Join shadow forest authors and help stop illiteracy worldwide.
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message 5: by Alan

Alan Baxter Hi Bradley

Warhammer novels? I used to play Warhammer FRPG and Battle years ago. :)


Bradley Oooo I like dark fantasy. Thank you for adding me. =)

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Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson

and my dark fantasy fav:
Gotrek & Felix The First Omnibus (Warhammer) by William King


message 3: by Alan

Alan Baxter I've just added all the books of The Belgariad and The Mallorean, along with Belgarath The Sorcerer and Polgara The Sorceress to my shelves. It's terribly sad news to hear that David Eddings has died. These books are part of the reason I became an author.


Christine Hi from down under Alan, thanks for being a friend. I hope to hear more from you.
Blessings CJ
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message 1: by Lisa

Lisa It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance, Alan!


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