GEORGE WRIGHT

PADGETT

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Author of Science Fiction and
tales of Suspense and Horror

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THE GWP BOOKSHELF

Spindown

Hard Sci-Fi, 2013

A desperate group of escaped mining slave clones are forced into a life and death struggle against the system that has kept them alive since birth...

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Addleton Heights

Steampunk, 2016

In a city balanced on 600 foot metal stilts above the ocean, a burned-out detective discovers a conspiracy that puts innocent lives in jeopardy...

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The Arrangment

Short Story, 2012

This tongue-in-cheek tale of a clandestine meeting on the eve of an alien invasion inspired GGP's short story collection 'A Fancy Dinner Party'...

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Cruel Devices

Horror, 2014

World renowned horror writer, Gavin Curtis finds himself tormented by a malevolent entity when he tampers with a forbidden relic…

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‘A good story told well has the power to transform.’

~ George Wright Padgett


BIOGRAPHY

George's father never took him fishing...

Instead of dropping a line off a creaky pier or bobbing around a small two-man boat on a lake, he opted to take his son to watch cheesy B-movie science fiction films. Those experiences in the flickering glow of Houston, Texas movie theaters soon mixed with George’s voracious appetite for comic book reading. The result ignited a love for the art of story-telling.

Many years later, George found himself making up elaborate bedtime stories for his young daughter. He discovered that the outlandish tales of silliness and fantasy that he told were comparable (and even better sometimes) than the books that he was buying for her from the bookstores. On a whim he began to put these ideas to paper and surprised himself when he won the 2006 Joan Lowery Nixon award for a children’s book.

As his children grew older, George longed to delve into fiction with darker themes for adults; fiction that took the reader away to other planets, other societies, other times, introducing them to darker personalities. He began to write for himself – the stories he wanted to read.

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EARLY REVIEWS

George Wright Padgett's richly envisioned world of haves and have-nots, of floating homes and clockwork biomech, is unlike any other I've encountered in the genre. Top if off with a streetwise, cynical detective caught in a life-and-death mystery, and you've got yourself one heck of a story ...

D.L. Young, author of 'Soledad'

A Steampunk novel for everyone (even those who don’t know what Steampunk is!). It’s witty, fun, exciting and inventive, and is packed with characters you really care about. George Wright Padgett hits all the right notes! ...

Jonathan Maberry, NY Times Bestseller and 5-time Bram Stoker Award winner, author of 'Patient Zero'


Everything I never knew I wanted from a steampunk novel. Absolutely smashing fun and excitement with guns, girls, explosions, cool funky technology, and a mystery that kept me guessing til the very end.

Jason Kristopher,
author of 'The Dying of the Light'


STORY SYNOPSIS

‘If it’s a fair fight, I usually win.
However, the fight I was engaged in at the moment was anything but fair.’

~Addleton Heights