Tag Archives: Science Fiction Books

Book Review: Blue Mars

Finishing the Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy is a mark of honour, rather like being able to say you’ve read War and Peace or all seven volumes of Proust.  With ten years between each volume, I can’t say this series … Continue reading

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Is it worth bringing out new editions of your self-published books?

Yes, definitely.  I could just leave it there!  There are so many reasons, not least of which is checking for errors.  I personally like updating my published books if I bring out a new book – I would definitely want … Continue reading

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Choosing my first pre-made book cover

I will be the first to admit that my book covers are not the best.  With a zero budget, no required degree in design, and working within the sadly limited choices of KDP, my book covers have not turned out … Continue reading

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Landing on the Moon

I didn’t get to see the moon landings.  There was no television in Far Away Land and I don’t recall anyone mentioning it to me.  Such were the interesting people I grew up with. In the last week, however, I’ve … Continue reading

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Interpreting Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas is the book I wish I’d written.  I read it sick with green envy.  How much easier would my life had been if I’d been awarded even an ounce of David Mitchell’s talent. It’s not that I think … Continue reading

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The Fleet Quintet is now the Free Quintet

I’m giving away the first four books I ever published free for the whole of July.  As this is a Smashwords campaign, it means the books can be downloaded onto any device, which is nice.  No faffing about there, then! … Continue reading

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COMMENCES in review!

I can’t believe I’ve reached this point!  It’s taken over twenty years to turn COMMENCES into a novel that is actually readable!  Now in review on my Kindle Bookshelf, it’ll be out by the end of the week.  I’m REELING … Continue reading

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Please let me know what you think of the blurb for my new book

Billions of years ago, before the artificial universe, there was the Fleet.  Fleet personnel number 50 – mostly known as Dett – sees a spacial dissociation in Fleet space and realises the control sector is broken. She interacts violently with … Continue reading

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Caged: author review

One of the few Exodus stories that was relatively easy to write. Ester Slade turned up in my mind fully formed, right down to the ponytail. I found her voice quickly as well and could see exactly what she could … Continue reading

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Accidently got my new book published on Super Thursday!

I wasn’t trying to get V.GOMENZI published on Super Thursday – I didn’t even know the date!  I had dimly thought about it, but then decided it was a marketing gimmick that wouldn’t do me any favours.  After all, I’m … Continue reading

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