Hello. My name is David Gullen, I make stuff up and I don’t know how to stop.


My big news at the moment is that my SF novel Shopocalypse is back in print thanks to the brilliant NewCon Press. Freshly revised, edited, and with a terrific spin on the original cover, I’m delighted about this very timely return to print.

Writing near-future fiction carries the risk in that some of what you imagine comes true. That was certainly the case with technology I thought would not arrive for another ten years turning up in the news a week later. There was something else too. When I wrote Shopocalypse I set it in what I thought was a disastrous near-future. I never thought it might end up feeling like some kind of slightly preferable alternative present.


“Seriously, you need this book.” – Mike Carey BAFTA nominated author of The Girl with All the Gifts

A Bonnie and Clyde for the Trump Era…

Josie and Novik embark on the ultimate roadtrip. In a near-future re-sculpted politically and geographically by climate change, they blaze a trail across the shopping malls of America in a printed intelligent car (stolen by accident), with a hundred and ninety million LSD-contaminated dollars in the trunk. Pursued by vengeful drug cartels on one side and the agents of corrupt authority on the other, they set out to bring down the system, buying shoes and cameras to change the world.

Meanwhile, President Guinevere Snarlow determines to make America great again. She embarks on an ambitious but perilous campaign, invading Mexico on a pretext and plotting to assassinate the richest man the world has ever known…

Take from the rich, and shop for the poor.

“One of the most original books I’ve read in many years. It’s mad and bad and you need to read it.”  – Jaine Fenn, author of the Hidden Empire novels.
“A clever, dark and often very funny satire on rapacious capitalism.” – Chris Beckett, author of Dark Eden, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award

Now available

Thank you very much if you do pre-order. This is really helpful for the publisher, and for me. Thank you!

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Open Waters

Open Waters… Across which the voyager will sail to wars without end and to the hiding places of the desperate survivors of alien invasion, will follow in the footsteps of lonely, far-from-home explorers and colonists, journey back to Creation itself then burrow into the darker recesses of the human psyche.

Sixteen tales of terrible beauty from the imagination of David Gullen

Open Waters brings together 12 previously published stories, and 4 exclusive to this collection.

“A collection with heart and imaginationPeter Sutton, BRSBKBLOG

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Home — 2 Comments

    • Hello Emad, that is a very interesting article you linked to there. My best wishes to everyone involved in Egyptian SF.
      You are right, I am a big fan of John Brunner, although it has been a while since I read one of his books. For me Shockwave Rider and Stand on Zanzibar are his two great visionary books. How about you?

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