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3 Astronomicon booksYou have found the official home of the Astronomicon series of scifi novels. Four novels have been published and a fifth is on the way. This epic series charts the progress of the human race from early interstellar exploration, through political upheavals, subterfuge, first contact, interstellar wars and even the reason for our existence.

Use the left menu to see  each of the Astronomicon books, reviews and more. Please feel free to ask any questions, I will attempt to answer them all!

Back in 2011 I published the 1st volume of the series, Astronomicon: The Beginning on Amazon.  The 2nd volume, Astronomicon: Distant Relatives followed just the following year, also on Amazon. The 3rd  instalment, a prequel to the previous two books,  Astronomicon: Those Left Behind, was published in July 2013. In 2012, the first spin-off book set within the Astronomicon universe was published: Astronomicon: Icarus (also available on Amazon). More books are in development, with plans for six further Astronomicon books but writing all of them is going to take some time. This site is the best way to keep up with my progress or, if you prefer, use the social media links on the left side of this page and follow my progress.

Thank you for your support, especially to the rapidly growing number of people who have purchased my books.


At last! #scifi #novel

Cover of Astronomicon: DeadlineSorry it’s taken over three years for my latest novel “Deadline” to see the light of day. As of today, it is available all over the world to download from Amazon (or at least all the places where Amazon is available).

It is a standalone novel, set firmly within the Astronomicon universe, but is probably my biggest departure in style so far. Most of my works to date have contained elements of humour, mostly within dialogue, but Deadline is different as the whole novel is written as a humorous, action adventure of a more farcical nature.

It follows two main characters who, for differing reasons, need to get back to Earth from Jupiter before a deadline. The problem is everything around them gets in the way. They never expected to face aliens, space pirates,  agents from a shadowy government organisation and a mystery intruder.

Download your copy from Amazon.

Astronomicon: The Beginning #FREE #SciFi on #Wattpad

Astronomicon 1: The Beginning FREE on WattpadWith well over 50 million people around the world using the Wattpad phone app and even more using the hugely popular website, the sheer amount of fiction read every day  on Wattpad is truly staggering.

It’s a vibrant community and, over the past year, I’ve gathered more followers there than I ever thought possible, let alone likely.

I’m sure that this has been helped, at least in part, by so many people reading Astronomicon 1: The Beginning there. It has been available for free on Wattpad for some months now.

More recently I added Astronomicon 2: Distant Relatives there too. You can read it here for free.

In my experience, Wattpad is just about the best site on the internet for putting readers and writers together. The community there is active and enormous. The atmosphere is friendly and very helpful. There is a wealth of helpful information and advice and  if you’re an author it’s simply the best place to get feedback on your writing. If you need to improve, have plot holes, grammar mistakes or any other flaws in your work,  people will most certainly let you know but there is hardly any anger or malice there at all.

There’s much more there than just fiction. If you’re a writer, there is a vibrant community in the many clubs and forums, and there are many writing competitions open for you to join too. If you need help with any aspect of writing, editing, planning, character design, dialogue, marketing, cover art etc., there’s always someone willing to help or advise.

Get involved and become much better known in the world of fiction.

If you like to read or write fiction, and you haven’t already been to Wattpad, give it a try. It’s a great place to be, completely free and growing all the time.


Just A Minor Malfunction #scifi Magazine

May has been an exciting month for me. Book sales are up, I’m right on the verge of completing another novel (Astronomicon: Deadline), Astronomicon: The Beginning has been featured on Wattpad, and now my short story “Guardian Angel” has now been published in the very first issue of JAMM magazine. Better still it’s been featured in one of two prime spots on the front cover! I am very happy about that.Front cover of the 1st issue of JAMM magazine


It’s a great magazine featuring an excellent collection scifi short stories by a dozen quality writers. The first issue is just 99c on Amazon which is a great bargain. As Amazon supports almost all devices (including PC, Mac, Kindle, Android, Windows Mobile, iPad, iPhone etc.) you are sure be able to download and read it.

Please support the first issue of this highly promising magazine. Don’t forget you can download a free sample from Amazon to try before you buy.

New front cover art for “Those Left Behind”

Those Left Behind - front cover artIt’s not only vitally important for a book cover to be eye-catching. It’s also critical that it works well and remains clear when displayed at a huge variety of sizes. The previous cover for Astronomicon: Those Left Behind did not fulfil either of those aims properly.

The image itself was excellent, a huge, planetary scale detonation viewed from orbit, but the layout of the titles was just too small and cluttered to work at smaller sizes.

The new design, shown above, works right down to thumbnail size, has more visual impact and generally looks more polished. I hope you all like it.

You may notice that I have also tweaked the colour-scheme and texture of the font used for the titles. The font itself is too good to lose, but I have felt for a while now that the gold colour was simply too vibrant. It may have been eye-catching, but it was straying into tacky. Hopefully the new finish is a little more tasteful and has a more dramatic feel to it. Of course now I’m going to have to modify all my other book covers to match and the title banner of this website too!

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