All of the are available on Amazon Kindle, Sony, Kobo, iPad, Nook, Diesel and Blio
The in The Nexus Odyssey are available in paperback from online and .
Resident Fear has been awarded book of the month on www.sfbook.com for May 2012.
Frankenstein.com is a new release and is the sequel to Resident fear
The kindle format offered the chance to combine all four books in The Nexus Odyssey into a single download. The same applies to the Evilution series. This hopefully gives the reader the choice to try one book or read the sample download for kindle and go for the series.
There are reader reviews on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. There are also editorial reviews of every one of my books on www.sfbook.com . I have posted them on this site but I believe it is more authentic to visit the site of the reviewer, in order to get a feel for the comprehensive nature of this non-profit making facility for science fiction fans. The editor publishes absolutely independent reviews of all sub-genres within science fiction. Like many others, I find this site to be very informative and easy to navigate. It also treats the most famous and fledgling authors in precisely the same way in the reviews, which is a refreshing change.
The three images further down the page - Halle's Comet, Birth of the Earth, plus Andromeda and The Milky Way, in their own way provide a tapestry for science fiction stories. Just over a century ago, the Amazonian rainforests were largely unexplored, and this opened the way for tales of mystery and danger. As time has passed and television arrived, we can see all of this from our living room. It has also moved perception to verifiable fact and simultaneously killed the appetite for fictional stories of discovery in the region. The blank tapestry we have for the Cosmos will also become daubed with 'scientific proof of this' and 'mundane data on that', so - we fans of science fiction may gradually have our imaginination bridled by discovery. Hopefully that will not be too soon, as it is fundamental to the genre that speculation and imagination abound. Well, that is my excuse for having an unashamed fascination with what is out there. 'The Nexus Odyssey', which was originally planned as a trilogy, mutated to a four book series, and draws strongly on the fact that it is over forty years since man set foot on the Moon. Such bending of the knee to consumer society and the backlash it currently wields, is a timely reminder that we still know little about our nearest planetary neighbour - the Red planet - despite the plethora of probes and instruments which have been despatched into more distant regions of the solar system. This situation also permits speculation on just how human occupation of another world may affect the macro-political situation on Earth, especially if discoveries tend to conflict with accepted hypotheses.
Apart from it being our nearest planetary neighbour, it is about the same age as Earth. Although it is thought to have lost its atmosphere a long time ago, it could have imported the same kind of organic-bearing cosmic impacts as our planet, at the same time. It is therefore logical that true archeological exploration there may reveal things which instruments and robotic devices have so far failed to uncover.
There is also the fascinating presence of canyons far greater in dimension than the Grand Canyon, especially in depth. This gives a natural starting point for research. West Candor Chasm, for example is almost 2,000 miles long and over 5 miles deep in places. When this is coupled with it being the closest planet and therefore the least costly to explore, it would seem to be a no-brainer to consider manned missions in the not too distant future.
Below there are links to the books on Amazon Kindle US/UK and other ebook readers + Smashwords.
The site is intended to help familiarise science fiction fans with my work. Currently I have published eleven manuscripts, but only five are actually hard science fiction novels. I cut my teeth on a political satire, which turned out to be a bit of a rant. It did however give me the push to enter the genre in which my interest has always lurked. Great authors such as Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov are to blame for that particular addiction.
I hope that people enjoy my humble attempts at creating stories which are grounded in realism as well as fiction. The books are not in the sub-genre of fantasy. Having retired early, I enjoy exercising my imagination and my physique (running and cycling), although they are not obvious bedfellows.
Born and still living in Northeast England does afford me a stunning environment to ease the pain of pounding the roads, and although there are many unspoilt stretches of coastline, the sea is not often at a welcoming temperature.