Russell Davis (writer)

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Russell Davis
Russell Davis (writer).jpg
Davis at the Nebula Awards in 2010
Born 1970
Missouri, US
Pen name
  • David Cian
  • Garrett Dylan
  • Dylan Garrett
  • D.L. Lawson
  • Cliff Ryder (shared)
  • Jenna Solitaire
  • Christopher Tracy
Occupation Novelist, short story writer
Genre Science fiction, western

Russell Davis (born 1970) is an American author born in Missouri. His publications include more than 20 novels and 30 short stories. Davis, who writes in many genres, was the president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) from 2008–2010, and a member of the Western Writers of America (WWA). He has also worked as an editor and book packager.

Davis has written for publication under the names David Cian, Garrett Dylan and Dylan Garrett, D.L. Lawson, Cliff Ryder, Jenna Solitaire and Christopher Tracy as well as his real name.[1][2] Cliff Ryder is a house pseudonym shared by multiple writers.[2]

Selected works[edit]

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Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers[edit]


The Twilight Zone[edit]

Standalone novels[edit]

As by Cliff Ryder[edit]

Among the Room 59 spy novels published under the name Cliff Ryder, a house pseudonym shared by multiple writers, Davis takes credit for two for which he has been acknowledged under the pseudonym Garrett Dylan.[2][3]

  • Out of Time (2008)
  • The Ties that Bind (2008)


Anthologies edited[edit]

Short fiction[edit]

  • "Dead Tired" (1998)
  • "One Tree Hill" (1998)
  • "The End of Winter" (1998)
  • "The Body Clock" (1999)
  • "The Death of Winston Foster" (1999)
  • "The End of Summer" (1999)
  • "Goliath" (1999)
  • "Fat Tuesday" (2000)
  • "Across Hickman's Bridge to Home" (2000)
  • "A Kiss at Midnight" (2001)
  • "King of Thorns" (2001)
  • "A Weapon of Flesh and Bone" (2001) with Tim Waggoner
  • "Omega Time" (2002)
  • "Countdown" (2004)
  • "The Last Day of the Rest of Her Life" (2004)
  • "The Hollywood Dilemma" (2005)
  • "The Things She Handed Down" (2005)
  • "Midnight at the Half-Life Café" (2005)
  • "The Angel Chamber" (2005)
  • "The End of Spring" (2006)
  • "When I Look to the Sky" (2007)
  • "Engines of Desire & Despair" (2007)
  • "Scars Enough" (2008)
  • "Houdini's Mirror" (2008)
  • "An Orchid for Valdis" (2008)


  1. ^ Russell Davis at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Retrieved 2015-07-19. Select a title to see its linked publication history and general information. Select a particular edition (title) for more data at that level, such as a front cover image or linked contents.
  2. ^ a b c "Davis, Russell, 1970–". Library of Congress Authorities ( Retrieved 2015-07-19.
  3. ^ "Room 59". Spy Guys and Gals. Retrieved 2015-07-20.

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