Books and Writing

Month: September 2018 (Page 2 of 2)

First impressions by Bruce Gillespie

The Fallen Sun

Here’s what Bruce Gillespie, editor of the award-winning critical magazine SF Commentary says about “The Fallen Sun”:

A real winner… Unputdownable…

I found the characters instantly interesting, and the novel keeps on delivering surprises that undermine one’s expectations about the world they live in. And the landscape itself remains very vivid and interesting…

If any novel deserves the top awards in the YA category, it is this one.

Bruce has promised a full review in an upcoming issue of SF Commentary.

Review by Jyoti Dahiya

The Fallen Sun by David R. Grigg

…. well plotted sci fi with a fast pace, mindbending worldbuilding, a carefully realised culture, wicked but human villains, a plot with plenty of twists, and whatever else you could want in a sci fi adventure of the very far future. All the while, David Grigg slowly pulls the world itself into sharper and sharper focus. Like any good sci fi, the world itself is a character. … There are plenty of wow moments as you realise what is really going on. The familiar becomes strange, and the strange becomes familiar as the book goes on. The characters grow upon you, and their flaws become endearing. By the time they are fully tangled in the web of deceit, you’re rooting for them all the way, and turning pages frantically to find out: what next??

… had me spellbound–it blew my socks off, and I grudged my eating and sleeping time.

Jyoti Dahiya, 12 September 2018

Full review on Goodreads

“The Fallen Sun” now available!

Finally, it’s out! My SF novel “The Fallen Sun” is now available via Amazon, in either paperback or Kindle format. The ebook is also available from Kobo, Smashwords and Gumroad. Or you can buy the paperback direct from me (really only sensible if you live in Australia).

Visit this page for detailed information on the book, some nice comments about it, and how to order.

The Fallen Sun : David R Grigg

… had me spellbound – it blew my socks off…  — Jyoti Dahiya

A world where the sun never sets; where there is no day and no night; and where shadows never move. Beyond an oasis of light, the freezing outer darkness stretches far away.

In this strange environment we follow the stories of three remarkable young people.

Together, these three must struggle to save their world. And in saving it, they change it and themselves forever.

Here’s what Bruce Gillespie, editor of the award-winning critical magazine SF Commentary says about it:

“A real winner… Unputdownable…

I found the characters instantly interesting, and the novel keeps on delivering surprises that undermine one’s expectations about the world they live in. And the landscape itself remains very vivid and interesting…

If any novel deserves the top awards in the YA category, it is this one.”

Other nice words about the book here.



Kindle Kindle version available through the Amazon Kindle Store for USD $2.99.
Paperback Paperback version (400 pages) available from Amazon and from Barnes & Noble for USD $18.00. Also available at Book Depository for USD $26.20 (but with free shipping).

Note that Australian readers may save money on the paperback version by ordering direct from the author (AUD $25.00 + $12.50 shipping via Australia Post). Contact us if you want more than one copy or require shipping outside of Australia.

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