I have been an avid sci-fi reader for several decades, and cut my teeth reading Asimov, E. E. Doc Smith, Alan Dean Foster and such like. In more recent times Andy Weir’s The Martian, and absolutely everything penned by the fantastic Peter F Hamilton inspired me to think about what space story I would write if I was an author.
There never was any doubt in my mind that if I ever did write anything it would be sci-fi, and then in 2016, my wife encouraged me to start jotting down some ideas.
What happened next was that no ideas were written down at all. Over the next eight months, I wrote the first in The Fold Series, from beginning to end. No planning, no notes, just seat of the pants writing. It simply evolved in chapter order. It needed editing, but it was there, and the response from the first beta readers was favourable.
The first two novels in The Fold Series were written while I was living in Brisbane, Australia. In late August of 2018 I returned to the UK and now find myself writing in a pretty village in deepest Somerset.
I write the kind of stories I would like to read. The Fold Series, as Andy Weir has done with The Martian, is set a little in the future, and based around NASA technology. I like real characters, normal everyday people put into extraordinary circumstances, with realistic reactions and language. I know I wouldn’t say “gosh” if a 14km-long alien battle ship appeared next to me!
If you love non-stop action space adventure with believable characters, huge starships and awesome weaponry then why not give The Fold Series a read?
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