Bruce Davis is a Mesa AZ based general and trauma surgeon. He finished medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago way back in the 1970’s and did his surgical residency at Bethesda Naval Hospital. After 14 years on active duty that included overseas duty with the Seabees, time on large gray boats and a tour with the Marines during the First Gulf War, he went into private practice near Phoenix. He is part of that dying breed of dinosaurs, the solo general surgeon. He also is a writer of science fiction and fantasy novels. His independently published works include the YA novel Queen Mab Courtesy, and his military science fiction novel That Which Is Human. His nonfiction memoir, Dancing in the Operating Room, is a glimpse into the life and training of a Trauma Surgeon. Glowgems for Profit and Thieves Profit are parts of a continuing series of stand-alone novels about Zach Mbele, former Republic of Mars commando and captain of the fast freighter, Profit. They and his latest work, Platinum Magic, his first foray into the world of fantasy, are published by Brick Cave Media. Platinum Magic represents the start of an exciting new series set in a surprising modern world, like our own, only different.

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Bruce, the Surgeon

For the past thirty years, I have been privileged to serve my community as a general and trauma surgeon. I trained in the Navy at Bethesda and served with the Navy and Marines for fourteen years. I saw action in the First Gulf War and spent time overseas as well as ‘haze gray and underway’.

I have written about these experiences in my nonfiction work and on my blog.


Bruce, the Author

I have always been a storyteller. My first efforts at creative writing started in high school and resulted in several novels that are safely dead and buried, never to see the light of day. I have been published since 1996, both through small press publishers and through independent self publishing. Most of my fiction is in the ‘hard’ science fiction genre, but my new series is fantasy/police procedural – think Lord of the Rings meets Law and Order.


Bruce, the Fan

I have been a science fiction geek since I learned to read. Favorite authors include Heinlein, Asimov, Clement, Dick , Zelazny, and Anderson. Current reads include Eric Flint, Brandon Sanderson, David Brin, Wes Ochse, Sarah Gailey, and Nnedi Okorafor. I can often be found at local and nation conventions, both as a fan and a participant.

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