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Overlords of Mars 2 now also on kindle

It’s available in print or kindle. Just click on whichever one you want below and it will take you straight to it:

Overlords of Mars – Stasis – Kindle USA

Overlords of Mars – Stasis (Volume 2) Print USA

Overlords of Mars – Stasis Kindle UK

Overlords of Mars – Stasis: 2 Print UK

Or just search for Overlords of Mars Stasis in your respective Amazon in your country.

 

 

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Overlords of Mars – Book 2 finally out!

 

You can get it now on Amazon USA, Amazon UK or various other Amazon EU countries (or Canada) by going to your version of Amazon.

The front and back covers are below and this is a big one, 479 pages of hardcore SF and all at pretty breakneck pace, so it covers a lot of ground. Enough, I think, to begin to seriously think of this as Space Opera that could do well as a film. So if you are a Hollywood producer, give me a ring, I’m cheap! More info on the book below the image.

 

 

Below is some technical stuff on the book, but before that… I am trying to break the mould here by seeing if I can increase the population of female SF fans. Yes ladies, there is not just zap guns and space Nazis in this one…there is lots of romantic drama too. Not so much of the candle lit dinner variety (there is one dinner scene though, honest!) so we’ll see if I manage to redefine the whole genre of SF commonly known as “Hard Science Fiction”.

This book is not out in kindle yet because the file for that is proving problematic. Mainly because I have quite a lot of background content that doesn’t format well. There is an annotated map of Mars in it, a table of contents, which should ideally be hyperlinks in the kindle format, and a few other appendix tables that give the explanations for the military insignia and rankings of the various military factions on Mars, as well as explain ship sizes and nomenclature and finally an appendix of all the bases on Mars with their names and a brief description on each one. In other words, this not only has the main story, which is massive and which begins to play out a lot of those plot tendrils some smart readers had picked up in the first book, but it also has all the groundwork on it to give you a truly solar system wide dimension of the whole story.

I hope you all like it anyway, I know many of you were waiting a long time for this, and I can only apologise for the delay. It’s a learning process for me too, as I learn how to avoid delays in certain production processes that I find out about only as I smack my face into them (the kindle delay for example being another).

I am also trying to see about making a very short video introducing the series, and we’ll see how that goes in the next few months.

Sadly a lot of real world issues in my life at the moment have become total life/time/soul sucking events, so I have not had time to update this blog at all, but then..you now have almost 500 pages of new fiction to read, so that should keep you guys and girls busy for a while.

And pssst… book three is about 25% written already and I expect I will get a bit of a break over Xmas so maybe I’ll have the next instalment done quicker than this one.

 

 

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Overlords of Mars: Inception

 

Here it is ladies and germs! Finally the finished version. Some of you may recall this book was issued as an advance reader copy on kindle and as a paper book too. This was a bit of an experiment on my part to see how many people are interested in a book that has had no professional editing. As it turns out, it’s quite a bit more than I thought, however, I certainly hope that now that it’s been all fixed up and has a new, less scary cover, that it will literally fly into your homes straight from Amazon, whether in beautiful dead tree format or in digital/kindle/iPad/retinal scan projection, or whatever they will think of next. See below to read a bit about the amazing cover image. Read more »

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On Writing – (Specifically, MY Writing)

 

The Naggon - One of the attack beings of evil Grammar species

 

Anyone who has tried to actually become a professional writer knows two things:

  • It is damned hard work. It’s right up there with working in salt mines. On an asteroid. With a leaky Vacc suit and only an old roll of duct tape to help you patch the holes. And the salt is radioactive. (Non-writers will think this hyperbole. Fools.)
  • It cannot actually be done. Logically it is impossible. Grammar is imperfect, and so, perfect works, must remain continually marred by imperfect, outdated, avant-guarde, passe, cliched, too flashy, too boring or too something or other grammar. This however, is something we can live with. But punctuation, oh, sweet mercy, punctuation…well, what do you think that Naggon up there is huh? That’s right, the Naggon is punctuation.

For the elucidation of the pedants and the grammar Nazis (Hi my sweet, sweet, editor), I have decided to collect a few of my writing idiosyncrasies here, though my editor would probably refer to them as idiot-syncrasies.

A small warning: This is pretty long and also, I try to offend everyone equally so as to be fair about it. If you are a writer or an editor or anyone interested in language, grammar or punctuation in general, or if you are American, English or French, or religious or sensitive, or some damn hippie thing or other, then some part of this post is almost guaranteed to get you to bite at your keyboard rabidly whilst foaming at the mouth.

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I’m Baaaack….sort of…and some MASSIVE news.

 

 

Well, it has most definitely been a busy time, but…lots of new things coming later this year. A relaunch of the Overlords of Mars series will happen (with any luck) before Xmas of this year, as well as a general revamp of this site. The focus of it will shift to something that is more in tune with a “single theme” as the vast unwashed masses seem to prefer.

But fear not, intrepid adventurer, this site will continue to have all the eclectic, in-depth information it has now, and hopefully lots more, along with my general musings and random thoughts, however…

As you may have noticed if you are/were a regular reader of this blog as well as my previous experimental one, I have many and varied interests, and it is difficult for a new visitor to grasp what the hell this is all about. Well…it was Redhead Girl who actually said it best to me: Everything I do is about Exploration. And indeed that is true. Sometimes I explore the mind, sometimes the body, and sometimes the world around me, but in reality, it is indeed always about exploration.

So…in time I will revamp the site a bit and re-organise it a bit and guess what…yes…we are going to become an exploration club. That is, people like yourselves, who may be interested in the same weird things I am, will be able to contribute if you wish.

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