17 March 2018

Silently in the Night

Short Stories

By Clayton Graham

Pages 143
Publisher Self Published

📕My Review

Silently in the Night is an anthology of 14 short stories, plus 2 excerpts from the author's books Milijun and soon-to-be-published Saving Paludis. The stories are a quick and easy read with themes ranging from a suicidal robot to the very last human in the universe. There's something for everyone; some are better than others but overall it's a good, diverse collection.

I'm not a huge short story fan; I like full-length books with depth and character development but I found Silently in the Night to be a great 'filler' between the author's excellent sci-fi novel Milijun and his forthcoming Saving Paludis. The writing was first-rate (I've read some shockingly awful self-published books with virtually no editing or proofreading!) and I can only marvel at the wonderful imagination needed to bring these stories to fruition. A fine addition to the author's portfolio.

My thanks to author Clayton Graham for providing a copy of this book.

Barnsey's Books Rating 

📗The Blurb

A collection of tantalizing tales with more twists than braided hair:

Mystery, murder and mayhem – plus a moment of romance.

Sympathize with a doomed husband and connect with an altruistic robot. Explore an isolated Scottish isle and touch down on a far-flung asteroid.

From the light-hearted to the darkest depths of the human psyche. They’re all there in this smorgasbord of short stories to keep you guessing at every turn. From the author of Milijun and Saving Paludis.

Buy ‘Silently in the Night’ and discover new worlds today!

📘The Author

As a youngster growing up in the cobbled streets of Stockport, UK, Clayton Graham read a lot of Science Fiction. He loved the 'old school' masters such as HG Wells, Jules Verne, Isaac Asimov and John Wyndham. As he left those formative years behind, he penned short stories when he could find a rare quiet moment amidst life's usual distractions.

He settled in Victoria, Australia, in 1982. A retired aerospace engineer who worked in structural design and research, Clayton has always had an interest in Science Fiction and where it places humankind within a universe we are only just starting to understand.

Clayton loves animals, including well behaved pets, and all the natural world, and is a member of Australian Geographic.

Combining future science with the paranormal is his passion. Milijun is his first novel. Second novel, Saving Paludis, will be published early 2018. They are light years from each other, but share the future adventures of mankind in an expansive universe as a common theme.

He hopes you can share the journeys.

Clayton Graham's website

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