A powerhouse SF debut - a jawdroppingly vivid hell-on-earth future, a brutal war against unknowable aliens and Jake - a harder than all the rest anti-hero it's impossible not to love.
Gavin Smith is 35. Born in Dundee he now lives in Leicester. With a degree in media production (specialising in script writing) and a MA in Medieval history he is the worst person in the world to watch a historical movie with. Fortunately he may just be the best person to write the next book you read if you love violent SF thrillers that crank up the fun with the body-count and keep you thinking. He owns his own marketing company.
I have no hesitation in recommending Veteran, I really couldn't put
it down and the novel has left a lasting impression that will not
fade for some time. * SFBOOK.COM *
Age Of Scorpio announces loud and clear that in Gavin Smith an exceptional talent has arrived to uplift SF. The book is a master class of twisting plot lines that celebrate both the weird and astounding, amid a future that's deeply unnerving yet equally compelling. -- Peter F Hamilton
Gavin Smith's writing is a brutal kaleidoscope of imagination, with the raw energy of a heavy metal album cover: equally dazzling with bloodthirsty ancient Picts and the fallen post-humans of tomorrow. -- Hannu Rajaniemi, author of The Causal Angel