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Alexander Gordon Smith

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Alexander Gordon Smith is the author of the Escape from Furnace series of young adult novels, including Lockdown and Solitary. Born in 1979 in Norwich, England, he always wanted to be a writer. After experimenting in the service and retail trades for a few years, Smith decided to go to University. He studied English and American Literature at the University of East Anglia, and it was here that he first explored his love of publishing. Along with poet Luke Wright, he founded Egg Box Publishing, a groundbreaking magazine and press that promotes talented new authors. He also started writing literally hundreds of articles, short stories and books ranging from Scooby Doo comic strips to world atlases, Midsomer Murders to X-Files. The endless res ...more

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Alexander Gordon Smith Hi Wendy! Thanks so much for getting in touch, I didn't even realise the book was on Goodreads!! (In fact, this is the first time I have seen the cove…moreHi Wendy! Thanks so much for getting in touch, I didn't even realise the book was on Goodreads!! (In fact, this is the first time I have seen the cover!) And yes, that review is massively spoilery (and very out of date, there isn't even a character called Boyd in the books). If you could change it I would be immensely grateful. I do have the latest blurb, and have pasted it below. That's very kind of you, thank you! :-)

In Hellraisers, he made a demonic deal. Now it’s time to pay the price.

Thrown into a relentless war against the forces of darkness, fifteen-year-old Marlow Green and his squad of secret soldiers must fight for control of the Devil’s Engines―ancient, infernal machines that can make any wish come true, as long as you are willing to put your life on the line. But after a monstrous betrayal, Marlow, Pan and the other Hellraisers find themselves on the run from an enemy with horrific powers and limitless resources―an enemy that wants them dead at all costs. Failure doesn’t just mean a fate worse than death for Marlow, it means the total annihilation of the world. And when all looks lost and the stakes couldn’t be higher, just how far is he willing to go?(less)
Alexander Gordon Smith Hi Deborah! Thanks so much for your message, it's really wonderful to know that my books are so popular in your library! Sorry to take so long to get …moreHi Deborah! Thanks so much for your message, it's really wonderful to know that my books are so popular in your library! Sorry to take so long to get back to you, I'm just waiting to hear back from my publisher about whether it's okay to print The Night Children. It should be fine, but I thought I had better check!! As soon as I hear, I will let you know. Please say hi to your students from me, and a huge thanks for reading my books!! :-) (less)
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One of my favourite video games when I was younger was Fatal Frame, a Japanese survival horror where you fended off ghosts by capturing them with your camera. I never actually used to play it, I just watched my sister play it, but I loved the atmosphere, the horror, and the idea that you can fight evil with something other then a gun. To be honest, i

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“Don't make the mistake of bringing your heart down here with you, there is no place for it in Furnace.”
Alexander Gordon Smith, Lockdown

“The human mind is a powerful thing in many ways, but in others it's endlessly fragile—it takes only a single moment of pure terror to tear a hole in it, like a finger through a cobweb, leaving you forever just a shadow, a half-person.”
Alexander Gordon Smith, Solitary

“When you're locked up in here for life, you learn to welcome the little freedoms.”
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