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This area of the George Wright Padgett website is devoted to current events, book releases, special story offers, merchandise, and project updates with the occasional quirky observation/rant from the author himself.

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New Sci-Fi Short Story Collection

Here's the forward from George's current project:

"An admission: Rarely, if ever, am I frightened by watching horror flicks.

On the other hand, Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone show from the 1960s gave me pause. I know it may seem corny, but a few of those black and white episodes penetrated the grey matter behind my skull making me more than a little uneasy. All these years later, some of those intellectual frights have remained lodged in my psyche.

I confess that the series was not free of clichés, but I still find it unnerving to learn that‘To Serve Man’ is an alien cookbook for frying up humankind. I still remember the moment that I witnessed Haley the cook removing his cap that covered his third eye while revealing he’s a part of the invasion from Venus in ‘Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?’ The story ‘The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street’ is a favorite because those sneaky aliens just sit back and allow the humans to do themselves in while they watch from the safety of their flying saucers—those jerks!

Yes, these and many other equally creepy episodes shaped my thoughts regarding space aliens on Earth. It was never a question of ‘if’ but rather ‘how’ these malevolent beings would infiltrate us and snatch up our planet for their own causes.

So, the words contained within this short story collection are understandably part catharsis, part tribute to those brief but unsettling ditties. Spoiler alert—the short stories in this book deal with some aspect of alien invasions. My hope is that you’ll have fun with these tales and maybe find something unsettling in here that will stick with you until our alien overlords reveal themselves."

'False Echoes and Shadow' is due out in 2017


Translated into Spanish

George's masterful tale of modern horror is now available in Spanish.Click below to read the synopsis


Little Brown Dog, Big Green Sofa

We're excited to announce the launch of the official George Wright Padgett fan club. Sign up for free, and get quarterly mail of items handpicked by the author. It's an opportunity to go 'behind the curtain' to see concept ideas and inspiration that led to George's stories.

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SPINDOWN on Audiobook

Now Available from Audible.Com and Falcon Sound Company...

Voice actor, Andrew McFerrin offers a riveting performance of George's hard sci-fi novel, Spindown.

Listen to sample...

‘Of course I know the ending of the book as I’m writing it, otherwise how would I know when it was finished?’