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Alan Baxter is a Ditmar Award-nominated British-Australian author. He writes dark fantasy, horror and sci-fi, rides a motorcycle and loves his dog. He also teaches Kung Fu. He is the author of the dark urban fantasy trilogy, Bound, Obsidian and Abduction (The Alex Caine Series). Bound is due out from HarperVoyager Australia in July 2014. He is also the author of the dark urban fantasy duology, RealmShift and MageSign (The Balance Book 1 and Book 2) and co-authored the short horror novel, Dark Rite, with David Wood. Alan also writes short stories with more than 50 published in a variety of journals and anthologies in Australia, the US, the UK and France. His short fiction has appeared in Fantasy & Science Fiction (forthcoming), Beneath C...more


I’ve been going on a lot lately about Bound. It’s no surprise, really. I have a book out from a major publisher and it’s on shelves in bookstores and everything! I’m still finding it hard to believe, but I’m certainly enjoying it. However, now I want to spread the love – I’ve been going on so much lately about myself, it’s time I talked about other people a bit. Below are the books and stories...

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Write The Fight Right
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Realmshift (The Balance, #1)
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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Bound (Alex Caine, #1)
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Magesign (The Balance, #2)
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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The Darkest Shade of Grey
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Obsidian: Alex Caine Book 2
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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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Injustice by Tom    Taylor
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This series is truly outstanding and I love that The Joker was the catalyst for all of it. A truly satisfying alternate DCU and, honestly, a far more realistic and likely course of events.
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This alternate universe DC story comes out of the blocks hammering and doesn't let up. It's a fantastic what-if scenario for the DCU, brilliantly written, wonderfully drawn by every contributing artist, and I loved it. As soon as I got to the end of...more
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Night in the Lonesome October by Richard Laymon
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On the one hand this is excellently written and the characters are fascinating and well-drawn. On the other hand, it's completely insane, nothing really happens except one idiotic decision after another by a first-person narrator who becomes increasi...more
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I both loved this book and was thoroughly irritated by it. The language is beautiful and wonderfully crafted, as are the characters for the most part. The sense of place is spot on and the development of horror and supernatural tropes is excellent.

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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. =)

http://www.cardshark.com/content/view...

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
Mariard Volume 2 Glass Pawns by Christine  Jones


message 1: by Lisa

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


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