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Garry Abbott

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Garry Abbott is a science fiction author from Staffordshire in the UK where he lives with his wife, daughter and two cats.

Garry has published the short story collection 'The Dimension Scales and Other Stories', the space opera novel: 'The Great Connection: Worlds in Waiting' and most recently, the sci-fi comedy 'Transported'.

As well as writing science fiction, Garry has regularly contributed topical comedy sketches for the BBC and produced scripts for community arts productions and performances.

Garry's influences include Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Ursula K. Le Guin, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, Philip Pullman, George R. R. Martin and Dennis Potter.

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Garry Abbott Hello Brenda, thanks for the question!

To date I have written one published collection of short speculative fiction stories (The Dimension Scales and…more
Hello Brenda, thanks for the question!

To date I have written one published collection of short speculative fiction stories (The Dimension Scales and Other Stories), a full length science fiction novel called 'The Great Connection: Worlds in Waiting' due for release autumn this year, and I am about a quarter way through a science fiction comedy currently called 'transported' that I want to complete for a 2017 release...

Before that I wrote a sci-fi novella many years ago that I never published, and that made me realise I needed more skills and practice! That prompted me to go back to university and complete some creative writing courses as part of a open university BA degree.

I hope that answers your question and thanks again for asking!

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Garry Abbott I usually take writer's block to mean I need to rethink the direction I'm heading in with a story. I give it a little time, and if still nothing, go…moreI usually take writer's block to mean I need to rethink the direction I'm heading in with a story. I give it a little time, and if still nothing, go back to making plot notes to see if I can get excited again. I don't get it too often, and I think it can often be a sign that you are not clear on the direction of the story (or what the story is at all if you haven't even started yet!)(less)
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Last night I watched ‘Man Up’ from the wonderful ‘Restoke’, a group of artists and collaborators who work with the local community to craft music, dance and spoken word performances in various unusual locations around Stoke on Trent.


This was the first year I was able to watch a performance purely as an audience member, having previously helped out with the technical crew behind the scenes, and...

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Garry Abbott Still getting used to Goodreads! Trying to find a place I can add general updates - I've found this box, hope it's the right place!

Anyway, just a general update to say that my book is now only $2.99 (or £1.82 for us Brits) in all major eBook stores. That's a bargain for fourteen speculative fiction short stories, perfect for gentle summer reading! (so I'm told!)

Hope you are all well?

The Dimension Scales and Other Stories


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Ray Martini Garry,

Thanks, I'll give it a try.

Ray Martini


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