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Just A Minor Malfunction #scifi Magazine Issue #3

I’m very pleased to announce that I succeeded in getting another of my science fiction short stories into Just Another Minor Malfunction magazine, this time the third issue. Woohoo! Having got stories into two out of three issues, I’m going to try again for issue four.

Just a Minor Malfunction Magazine Cover #3The great news for you is that JAMM only costs 99p/99c per issue from your local Amazon website. As Amazon supports almost all devices (including PC, Mac, Kindle, Android, Windows Mobile, iPad, iPhone etc.) you are sure to be able to download and read it.

The magazine contains 13 carefully selected, professionally-edited short stories. One of these is my story “Link”, exploring the unforeseen and potentially terrifying implications of implanting communication devices directly into the skulls of soldiers.

It’s a tough market these days for science fiction magazine, so the fact that this one has survived and even grown in readership for three issues is a big vote of confidence in the quality of the writing within it.

Please support this growing science fiction magazine. Don’t forget you can download a free sample from Amazon to try before you buy. But the whole magazine is justs 99p  – that’s less than 8p per story – so I think you can afford to take a risk on this one. You won’t regret it.

Find out more about JAMM #3 here.


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.


Unmissable Low Price for 390 Pages of Quality Science Fiction

Astronomicon: The Beginning - Front Cover

After having had over two dozen people request this (some more than once!), I’ve given in and repriced Astronomicon: The Beginning (First book in the epic Astronomicon series) down to just 99c (that’s just 79p in the UK). That low price makes a fantastic  bargain for 390 pages of highly rated, quality science fiction. That’s over 120,000 words.

With only 5 star reviews on GoodReads.com and a 4 star review on Amazon, it has been very well received by readers. Of course I would love to get more reviews, preferably good ones!

I’m not sure yet on how long this offer will run, but I expect to return it to the normal, full price of $3.99 (£2.59 in the UK) at the start of June. I will post more information when I have decided.

Don’t miss out: Download it from Amazon right away.

(This clever link will automatically take you directly to your LOCAL Amazon website).


Good reviews are hard to get

Astronomicon: Icarus front cover imageSince I published the first Astronomicon novel about three years ago, I’ve consistently found it difficult to get any genuine readers to leave reviews on sites like Amazon and GoodReads.com. Admittedly it’s a mixed blessing as, while no reviews means no good reviews,  it means no bad reviews either.

 

Icarus has had a variety of reviews, so far all very positive:

 

I enjoyed it and easily recommend it to anyone who enjoys SF.”
4/5 stars by Marva on GoodReads.com. (Read full review)

 

 

Overall I enjoyed this book. I recommend it to readers seeking a layered thriller or realistic science-fiction.
by Dave Higgins on Davetopia. (Read full review)

 

 

The last half of the book I read in one sitting as I couldn’t wait to find out how it ended.
5/5 stars by Avid Reader on Amazon.com. (Read full review)

 

 

Obviously I’m still looking to get more reviews, as many as possible in fact, so if you’re interested in reading it and publishing a review, please let me know.