New Release: “Tranquil Sea”

I’m very pleased to announce the e-book publication of “Tranquil Sea”, the third in the “Gas Giant Sequence” of short stories (read about the first two here). Tranquil Sea is available on the Amazon store here if you own a Kindle device, or via Smashwords here if you own any other ebook reader.

Reviewers of the first two stories called them full of “evocative human experiences in alien environments”, saying “I was drawn in with the characters to the beauty and hallucinatory otherworldliness”.


Tranquil Sea David Brookes

Siblings Maria and James have been tasked with setting up
a nanomachine-based parabolic antenna dish on the dark farside
of the moon. With them is their philosophical Uncommon Materials
Science Officer, Theo, suffering from a personal tragedy, and
Michael Hudd-Karlson, their corporate sponsor with cloned
brain tissue and too many agendas to count.

When a mysterious vapour cloud appears over the lunar Daedalus
crater, the team is faced with only the first of countless impossible
scenarios. What is attracting the nebula to the new parabolic dish?
What is causing the moon’s chalky surface to change?
And what are the strange shadows lurking in the corners of their vision?

As the situation becomes more desperate and increasingly impossible,
the team must face the shared trauma of their past to overcome the
dangers of the present. But there are greater forces at work here,
and Jupiter’s eye is ever watching…


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On writing

pic_1I have been a writer for as long as I can remember.  For years I’ve maintained my writer’s website, SpinningLizard.co.uk, but recently allowed this to lapse.

As the site is no longer available, and as I’ve already been asked how people can find a record of my publications, I’m going to list them here with links.

As I probably won’t have access to social networking once I’m in China, I will update you on this blog with any future publications.

 

          NOVELS

          — “Half Discovered Wings” (2009) Libros International

 

          ANTHOLOGY CONTRIBUTIONS

          Chipwrecked (2014) to be featured in “The Pantechnicon Book of Lies”, Pantechnicon Press

          The Colours Behind the World (2013) featured in “Morpheus Tales: The Best Weird Fiction Volume 3”

          Resolution 1838 (2010) featured in “Skulls and Crossbones”, Bedazzled Inc.

 

          SHORT STORIES

          The Transdimensionalist (August 2014) to be printed in Estronomicon

          Solution (January 2014) printed in Bewildering Storiesb

          Amelia Amongst Machines (August 2013) printed in Electric Spec

          Daylight (July 2013) printed in Creator and the Catalyst

          BigDog (March 2013) printed in Aoife’s Kiss

          — A Taste of Real Earth (November 2011) printed in AntipodeanSF

          A Quiet Moment (October 2011) featured in Paraxis

          Kashkei and the Firebird, at Peace (June 2011) printed in Mirror Dance

          — Untitled short (February 2011) printed in Scifaikuest

          — Shaking the Tree (August 2010) printed in Bewildering Stories

          Numbered (April 2010) printed in Whispering Spirits

          Homuncupus (April 2010) printed in Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction

          The Colours Behind the World (January 2010) printed in Morpheus Tales

          A Creature of Substance (December 2009) printed in Delivered

          — Touching the Foam (August 2009) printed in Bewildering Stories

          Sense (July 2009) published at Microhorror.com

          — Albino Weed (June 2009) published at Microhorror.com

          Providence (May 2009) printed in The Cynic

          Tulpa (March 2009) printed in Pantechnicon

          The Dry Air (December 2008) printed in Aphelion

          Bleach (August 2008) printed in Aphelion

          Tranquil Sea (June 2008) printed in Pantechnicon

          Split (March 2008) printed in Pantechnicon

          — Space Castaway (February 2008) printed in Aphelion

          Krill (June 2007) printed in Pantechnicon

          Crust (May 2007) printed in Brew City Magazine

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