Liam Davies

Writer of new weird, absurdist, horror and fantasy fiction

"I'm almost thinking Davies may be some evil genius..." John Boden, Shock Totem
"...the writer's laurels definitely have to go to Liam Davies." Charles Packer, Sci-fi online.

What some people have said:

About Bugger All Backwards "For those out for something a little off the wall, but still wanting an intriguing, well-told tale, I recommend picking this one up." Scott Tyson, author of Topsiders, on Goodreads


About Bugger All Backwards "The kicker is that, as ridiculous as this premise reads, it really works. The characters are strong and believable and the moral of the tale is quite strong. I'm almost thinking Davies may be some evil genius.John Boden, author of Dominoes, reviewing in Shock Totem issue 6


About Bugger All Backwards: "It's full of sex, filth, deformities, greasy limbs, fights, booze, broken glass and seaweed. I was reading in tandem with Brian Aldiss - was a good mix." Ann Shenton, Add N to (X) 


About Sow: "Everyone needs to read Sow! Fucking bad ass book." Shane McKenzie (on The Crypt), author of Infinity House and The Obese.


About Bugger All Backwards: "Humorous, horrifying, and heart rending all at the same time. Definitely worth the read!"  Kurt Newton, author of Powerlines, The Wishnik and Dark Demons


“So three new stories, all of which have their good points, though the writer's laurels defiantly have to go to Liam Davies. 7/10″ Charles Packer, Sci-Fi-Online, 2006, on Triquorum 2 (Pendragon Press)


"My favorite story was Liam Davies' The Perpetual Commuter. This is a true horror story. It left me with an empty feeling in the middle of my stomach." Karen L. Newman (author of Eeku - re: Wicked Karnival, issue 5).


"Powerful Debut Lifts Lid on World of Pigs and Men: Being a nighwatchman in an abattoir, surrounded by dead pig's carcasses hanging from racks in the dark, is no job for the faint-hearted. Worse still, pigs squeal during night time slaughter - and the nightwatchman starts to hear "voices". Are they real or imagined? This is the setting for Swine, the provocative debut play by Liam Davies. It has an Orwellian quality - shades of Animal Farm - as the pig takes control, revealing the nightwatchman, Steve, to the nightmare of his inner-being. On the road to the final mind-bending revelation - an ending too powerful and unexpected to give away - we are treated to foul-mouthed domestic abuse, especialy from Steve's grossly sex-obsessed workmate, Gordon... the play which runs for 80 minutes without pause is in many ways an uneven and unpleasant piece of work, but captivating, threatening and, in the end, powerful." Philip Radcliffe - Manchester Evening News, May 16th 2000.