Phil Gilvin

Originally from Liverpool, Phil Gilvin now lives with his wife in Swindon, amid the rolling Wiltshire downland with its neolithic barrows, ancient droveways and stone circles. Phil, a scientist by profession, came to writing “when his children grew too old to have stories read to them” and has produced not only novels but also short stories, a number of which have won or been shortlisted in competitions.

As a writer Phil is interested in the challenges facing us today: climate change, infectious diseases and dwindling resources – and what they will do to our society. His short stories cover a range of topics, with the most recently-shortlisted tale, A New Deal, describing a dystopian near-future Britain.

His first novel, Truth Sister, was first published in the UK in 2018 by Impress Books and was released Australia/New Zealand on 31 July 2021, when we re-released it in the UK with a fabulous new cover under our specialist YA imprint, Aelurus Publishing. The sequel, Blackwolf, will be published in 2022 in the UK, with The Scorpion, the final volume of the trilogy, following soon.

Truth Sister front cover

Knowledge is power. Knowing it, could save you … or kill you.

Year 2149 in the Women’s Republic of Anglia and in the Academy, Clara is training to become a Truth Sister, a privileged position allowing her to maintain the new order. But when she stumbles upon information that the Republic has tried to suppress, questions surface. Will she bow down to the institution she was raised to believe in and grew to love, or will she risk everything for her family?