Sunday, 29 July 2012
Sunday, 8 July 2012
When a breed of super-soldiers once sent out to protect humanity from an alien invasion return to our planet infected with a virus which has turned them against their own world, the fate of everything falls into the hands of a small group of heroes-in-waiting. “Haywire” is certainly the work of an author who is familiar with not only genre fiction, but adventure fiction however it comes.
The writing style evokes David Weber, Larry Niven and a more to-the-point Peter F. Hamilton, and the focus is very much on telling a rip-roaring adventure, without skimping on the characters and settings.
Haywire is not a book for everyone, but it is certainly a superb book for fans of gung-ho science fiction excitement which harkens back to the days when space opera was at the forefront of the genre.
That's not to say it's an old fashioned book - quite the opposite - it's fresh and new and contemporary, but it holds within its pages all the elements which made Star Wars, Farscape, Stargate and so many more franchises strike such a chord with fans. Buy it and enjoy.
HAYWIRE on Amazon UK (Paperback and Kindle)
HAYWIRE on Amazon US (Paperback/audiobook) Kindle Edition
Wednesday, 4 July 2012
The mixture of science fiction and fantasy tropes (an alien invasion, quarrelling natives, a group of new-age thinkers, dragons, massive battles and terrifying weapons alongside much more) was melded together into one of the most coherent novellas I've ever read.
Joaz Banbeck and Ervis Carcolo are two wonderfully formed characters, completely at loggerheads for the duration of the story, while the hippy-ish, naked Sacerdotes watch on as the world around them tears itself to pieces with internal conflict as well as external invasion from the chilling, strange race known as the Basics.
Social commentary seems to be a powerful motivation with the story, and the reader is invited to draw their own conclusions as to which party is in the right.
While the language and the format of the story has indeed dated a little, the power that it carries has not. The Dragon Masters is an extremely entertaining science fiction/fantasy novella, which I cannot recommend highly enough to lovers of genre fiction.
Sunday, 1 July 2012
Featuring a wealth of original stories in which the main character is/has been forever changed by far-off and thrilling new places, it's a unique and exciting book which will make you think, gasp, weep and applaud.
It's available NOW in paperback and a huge range of ebook formats. What's more, if you order the paperback version, you can get the ebook in the format of your choice for FREE!!!
Details on how to do that, and a full rundown of the authors involved in this new book from Positronic Creations can be found at the Dead Robots' Society podcast's page for Explorers: Beyond The Horizon. So please do check it out and help to support the future of genre fiction!
Some of the fine places you can find the book:
Explorers: Beyond The Horizon paperback and Kindle edition on Amazon UK
Explorers: Beyond The Horizon paperback edition on Createspace US
Explorers: Beyond The Horizon paperback and Kindle edition on Amazon US
(More links and formats available on the above link to the Dead Robots' Society!)
More new short fiction will surface from me very soon, and I am actively looking for new outlets to help me share some of the odd things that go on in my head...