I promised you an announcement, and here it is…and it’s a hum-dinger!
I can confirm that my debut Science Fiction novel, Zero, has been accepted for publication by the wonderful Dagda Publishing and is due for release August 2014. Chuffed doesn’t even begin to cover it. There are lasers and spaceships and drama and intrigue and I can’t even begin to describe how much fun it was to write and to have it sent out into the world is just the icing on the space-laser cake.
You can also now ‘like’ my official Facebook page where I shall be posting updates and artwork as and when and plenty of joyous waffling.
Zero is my very own, epic pirates-in-space romp and I hope people will enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed writing!
Have a gander at the synopsis and see that you think:
Kaleb Hugo is everything an officer of the Service should be: loyal, expertly trained, unquestioning. He has done everything ever ordered of him and has done so with a pride that comes from knowing you are fighting for the good of humankind…until the day that he made a decision, as he has had to many times before to ensure the best outcome for the Service, but in direct violation of regulations.
A battle was won, but Hugo was condemned and dishonorably discharged for going against orders and risking himself and his unit to save an inhabited satellite that had been determined as an acceptable loss.
Unofficially, Hugo has been noticed by Admiral Pharos and re-assigned to captain the crew of the Zero, an eight-man craft classified as, at best, a privateer ship and at worst a smuggling and borderline criminal enterprise vessel. What very few people besides Pharos know is that the Zero, and its crew, are contracted by the Service. Their role is to investigate and infiltrate the less savoury levels of society. They sell on, buy in, bargain, threaten and report back on everything the political levels the Service don’t officially want to know about.
The Zero’s rag-tag crew look to their commander, Ezekiel Webb, as their leader and middleman between the regimented expectations of the Service and the harsh and unpredictable demands of the underworld of colonial space. Captain and commander clash, but they will have to learn to fight together if the Zero is to survive.
But the undercover crew is pulled into an Orbit-wide game of politics, deceit and corruption which will threaten to tear them apart as well as throw humanity back into a cycle of war and destruction. To preserve the fragile peace, Hugo, Webb and the crew will have to overcome personal tragedy, insurmountable odds and every cruel depraved twist of fate that the Orbit can throw at them and Hugo will end up having to go against everything he has ever believed in to save his crew and billions of innocent people.