22 thoughts on “Contact

  1. Angel Ventura May 6, 2009 / 8:21 pm

    I loved your novels, expecially Angelglass. I read it en route in my bus travel toward Prague, and, oh my, it was a synaesthetic experienge, when I got there! I felt as if Uriel was there, somewhere…
    My compliments!

    • davidbarnett September 3, 2009 / 6:15 pm

      Thank you, and thanks for all the good words you’ve spread about Hinterland and Angelglass, on Amazon and other sites. It’s noted and appreciated.

  2. Marcelo February 10, 2010 / 8:34 pm

    Hello David,

    Sorry if I`m bothering.
    I`m Marcelo from Argentina and I would like to know if you are the same David Barnett who worked in that 1990 TV serie called “The Adventures of Dynamo Duck”.
    Thanks in advance for any reply.

    • davidbarnett February 11, 2010 / 11:14 am

      Sadly, Marcelo, the answer is no. But I wish I was.

  3. Susanne March 30, 2010 / 4:54 pm

    Hello David
    I am Susanne from Denmark and I used to know a David Barnett from UK, he wrote the book “Love and Poison” is it you????
    Best regards

    • davidbarnett March 30, 2010 / 5:24 pm

      Hi Susanne. Sorry, no. He’s the cool one; I’m the geeky one. Though I did see Suede live several times and thought “Yes” by McAlmont & Butler was absolutely great.

  4. Anwiel April 22, 2011 / 9:19 pm


    I just want to thank you for Angelglass. I´m from Prague and I´m so happy every time when I read or hear something nice about this beautiful city.
    Cheers from Prague.

  5. Davieboy December 31, 2013 / 1:27 pm

    Hi David, your name has just entered my radar screen. Gideon Smith sounds fab to me – any plans for an audiobook version?

    Thanks, Happy New Year!

    • David January 2, 2014 / 5:10 pm

      Hi there – no plans that I know of for an audiobook yet, though it would be a cool thing. I’ll make some enquiries…

  6. Davieboy January 2, 2014 / 5:13 pm

    Cool. I see you’re with Snowbooks, same as Mark Hodder (of Burton & Swinburne) was – all his stuff is on Audible (and very enjoyable too). I’ll just have to buy the hardback for now….

    • David January 2, 2014 / 5:16 pm

      I’ve made a note to look into it. There is a (less expensive) paperback, but don’t let me put you off the hardback, because it is a thing of beauty… 🙂

  7. Chris January 7, 2014 / 9:58 am

    I just spend the latter half of my day finishing the last 2/3 of Gideon Smith. I know, it’s 4 am, but I just couldn’t put it down. I was a little upset with the ending, until I googled and saw that you had already written sequels. Thank you lol.

    I first saw your book at a bookstore and thought I should wait b/c I already had “Stormdancer” which was also steampunk. But a few days later I decided I had to have it. I couldn’t for the life of me remember the title. I spent a half hour googling “a boy finds and fixes a metal girl” and anything close. Then I combed the entire fantasy/scifi section. Nothing. On Friday it was thankfully facing cover out on a shelf and thank God for my photographic memory. Best $15 I’ve spent in a long time.

    I will be impatiently awaiting September 2014 and recommending Gideon Smith to anyone who will listen (and maybe some who won’t)

    • David January 7, 2014 / 10:18 am

      That’s lovely, Chris, thank you so much! Glad you found it in the end… Which store did you get it from, out of interest? I should thank them for front-facing me! And thanks again for your kind words – really appreciate it!

      • Chris January 7, 2014 / 4:57 pm

        Saw it at Barnes and Noble first but ended up getting it at Books a Million.

  8. axel kayler February 25, 2014 / 5:16 pm

    i am enjoying ‘gideon smith and the mechanical girl’ so much that i started searching for more of your books. i get a laugh out of the many references to: lovecraft, ‘lost horizon’, conan doyle even ‘indiana jones’ etc.. i think half of the fun is trying to figure out which story a character is from, although i’m sure many are your own. i’ll guess the film rights for this are already sold. and if not, why not? anyway, it is a cinematic experience already: in my mind. thank you for a truly enjoyable experience.

    • David February 25, 2014 / 5:19 pm

      Alex, thanks so much for your kind words. As to film rights… I wish! Still, never say never. Excuse the hard-sell, but book 2, Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon, is out September 16th. Hope you enjoy that as much as you seemed to enjoy Mechanical Girl. Thanks again for dropping by with your comments – I really do appreciate it.

  9. John Stonaker October 8, 2014 / 4:32 am

    Dear Mr. Barnett,

    Just finished your “Gideon Smith & The Mechanical Girl”, US edition. What a joy to read! Nearing my 60th year, I’ve been reading science fiction and fantasy since I first stumbled upon my Dad’s cache of Analog; Science Ficition & Fact magazines in the mid sixties. Your books, also picked up the Brass Dragon, rekindled a spark as I had become a little bored with some the current fare. A very rousing adventure. I wanted to ask, if I may, where you influenced at all by Michael Moorcock’s Oswald Bastable stories; “The Warlord of the Air”, “The Steel Tzar”, etc.
    Just curious. Well anyway, thank you very much and I hope you plan on more Gideon Smith stories! With best regards, John Stonaker

    • David October 8, 2014 / 9:54 am

      John, thank you so much for your kind words. And yes, have been a fan of Moorcock for a long time, especially the Oswald Bastable stories (you might have spotted right at the beginning of Mechanical Girl, when Gideon is still in Sandsend, that there is a brief mention of a Reverend Bastable, who is the vicar at the nearby St Oswald’s church…). Hope you enjoy Brass Dragon.

      • John Stonaker October 15, 2014 / 4:35 am

        Dear Mr. Barnett,

        Just finished the Brass Dragon, the only disappointment is that it’s over! Darn me for reading so late into the night….LOL! What a great story, you pull themes, characters and plot together so well. Loved the reference to “Farmer Giles of Ham”. I think Mr. Tolkien would have winked. Going to put your next and future endeavors on my literary bucket list. You’ll be finished long before…”completing the entire Enternal Champion multiverse saga”….a lot of hunting and pecking on Amazon and Ebay and “attempting to slog, once again, (been at it since 1975) through the Gormenghast triology.”
        With Best Regards,
        John Stonaker

  10. Philip Birtwistle April 4, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    Loving Gideon Smith! A real hero for the ages. Will he be back?

  11. josiebonham April 6, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    Dear David
    Thank you for your response to the ‘failed novelist’. It was the perfect riposte and very much in tune with opinion on the Romantic Novelists Association FB page. Joining something like the RNA might have helped her. As a member of the RNA New Writers Scheme it was encouraging to read your comments about persevering and I hope the original article on this lady doesn’t put anyone off.

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