Neil Davies

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Neil Davies was born in 1959 and has found everything else to be an uphill struggle. He currently lives in the North West of England with his wife, two grown-up children and a cat. He is an impoverished writer of horror and science fiction, an occasional freelance programmer, and a musician with The 1850 Project. For more information please visit his official website - http://www.nwdavies.co.uk

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Neil Davies Creating. Putting those images and ideas in your head into words. Best of all, other people read those words and, sometimes, if you're lucky, enjoy…moreCreating. Putting those images and ideas in your head into words. Best of all, other people read those words and, sometimes, if you're lucky, enjoy them too. Getting good reader feedback is one of the best things about the job.(less)
Neil Davies Not so much books as authors (many of them old):
Douglas Clegg (not old!)
Brian Aldiss
Poul Anderson
Robert Silverberg
Steve Alten (also not old)
and…more
Not so much books as authors (many of them old):
Douglas Clegg (not old!)
Brian Aldiss
Poul Anderson
Robert Silverberg
Steve Alten (also not old)
and more.... currently on something of a classic sci fi kick, but a new Douglas Clegg (when it's out) is something I can't ignore, whatever genre I'm reading at the time!(less)
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Hard Winter The Novel

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Hard Winter

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Welcome Home

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The Village Witch

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A World of Assassins

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Raised In Evil

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Just a brief note here to say that if you like reading interviews with authors, but get a bit fed up with the same old questions being asked, pop over to the following blog where more unusual questions are asked, and answered. It's not my website, but it looks fun and, fingers crossed, I might one day get an interview on there too :)

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“The Professor gripped his axe, having pulled it, with some difficulty, from the boy's head.”
Neil Davies, The Village Witch

“Claws grabbed his head from behind, curving round his face, serrated talons gouging into his eyes”
Neil Davies, The Village Witch

“I guess I was lucky I didn't drown, or smother in the thick, black, icy mud that the river left behind in its slow withdrawal back within its banks.

I didn't feel lucky.

When I regained consciousness, my head and ribs winning the battle with the rest of my body for sharp, almost unbearable pain, my first thought was Chrissy. Chrissy, pulled away from me by the merciless power of the water. Chrissy, lost somewhere, maybe injured, calling for me and I wasn't there for her. Chrissy, beautiful, wonderful Chrissy, quite probably lying in the mud, dead!

My scream of anguish, of pain and loss, echoed through the empty Liverpool streets. There was no shame or embarrassment in that shout, that bellow of emotion. I had lost the woman I loved. Nothing I’d ever felt compared to the agony, the gut-wrenching loss of that moment.

I cried. I sat there in the middle of a street I didn't recognise, not knowing how far the wave had carried me, and cried.”
Neil Davies, Hard Winter The Novel

“The Professor gripped his axe, having pulled it, with some difficulty, from the boy's head.”
Neil Davies, The Village Witch

“Claws grabbed his head from behind, curving round his face, serrated talons gouging into his eyes”
Neil Davies, The Village Witch

“I guess I was lucky I didn't drown, or smother in the thick, black, icy mud that the river left behind in its slow withdrawal back within its banks.

I didn't feel lucky.

When I regained consciousness, my head and ribs winning the battle with the rest of my body for sharp, almost unbearable pain, my first thought was Chrissy. Chrissy, pulled away from me by the merciless power of the water. Chrissy, lost somewhere, maybe injured, calling for me and I wasn't there for her. Chrissy, beautiful, wonderful Chrissy, quite probably lying in the mud, dead!

My scream of anguish, of pain and loss, echoed through the empty Liverpool streets. There was no shame or embarrassment in that shout, that bellow of emotion. I had lost the woman I loved. Nothing I’d ever felt compared to the agony, the gut-wrenching loss of that moment.

I cried. I sat there in the middle of a street I didn't recognise, not knowing how far the wave had carried me, and cried.”
Neil Davies, Hard Winter The Novel

“I stood on the old ferry dock and watched the icy sludge slide by. Patches of white ice slipped through, but mostly it was grey slush, sluggish and heavy looking. The air was sharp and clear, one of the few benefits of the evacuation and reducing temperature, the centuries-old odour of industry and modern life frozen and discarded, leaving a crispness previously only found among the peaks of mountain ranges. On the far bank stood the ruins of Birkenhead, where the riots had been particularly bad and the fires that followed were allowed to rage out of control. It had taken weeks for the conflagration to finally die, leaving behind soot-blackened husks of buildings, grotesque sculptures of melted glass and metal and more dead than anyone ever cared to count.”
Neil Davies, Hard Winter The Novel

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