Particle Horizon on Kindle FREE FOR 48HOURS! Starting this Sunday 3rd! Don’t miss out!

To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend here in the UK, I’m giving away Particle Horizon on Kindle for FREE, this Sunday and Monday only! If you’ve been holding back on buying my novel, your excuses have run out! Find out for yourself why early reviews have been been glowing 😀

https://selsoxisto.wordpress.com/particle-horizon-reviews/

The 48 hour giveaway starts at midnight PST!

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US Kindle:

http://amzn.com/B007SHHAX8

UK Kindle:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007SHHAX8

A nerd’s Ghostbusters pilgrimage in New York

In April, I went to New York with my cousin for some sight-seeing and being the geek that I am, no trip to NYC would be complete without completing a pilgrimage to all the main locations from the greatest movie of all time!

The sponges migrated about a foot and a half…

First thing’s first… The New York Public library! Gorgeous building with the amazing Bryant park behind it. I didn’t see the librarian ghost though. Bah.

We were destined to get kicked out of this dump…

Columbia University. Don’t know what Venkman meant, it was not dump-like at all.

The neighbourhood is like a demilitarised zone… (it’s not)

Yes. They have the real logo from Ghostbusters 2 on the wall. I think I just did a little wee in my pants.

No, you are NOT allowed to slide down the pole.

This is their real badge

Painted on the sidewalk outside. Awesome.

The firefighters at Ladder 8 were so friendly and awesome too. Later we actually saw them in action roaring down 6th avenue. We cheered them on!

Who’s the stiff?

This is where Peter meets Dana later on in the movie to discuss her case. Yes, I did the twirl but I’m not sharing that video with you!

Nobody steps on a church in my town!

So, she’s a dog.

The church Mr Stay Puft steps on! Right next to 55 Central Park West, otherwise known as Dana Barrett’s apartment building. Not quite as opulent as the movie, the top section with the ornate Ivor Shandor stuff was done in matte paintings in the movie.

I’m the keymaster!

Lastly, probably NOT the horse Louis Tully propositions in the movie, but close enough and the right location.

The guys over at Bleedingcool.com did a very similar tour recently, but I wanted to share my own nerd pilgrimage with you as I’ve been planning this since 1984!

Remember kids, if someone asks you if you’re a god, you say YES!

First review for Particle Horizon is in!

…and it’s five stars! I’m obviously ecstatic about it and really makes the years of hard work worth it. Here’s a short excerpt:

“It’s the writing style that really sets this book apart though.  The descriptions of life in this future and the science that made these worlds livable are vivid and alive.  So many sci-fi novels are dry and academic in their world-building, not this one.  The Angelhaven asteroid comes to life in an artist’s vision of color, texture, and sound.  Teenagers fly through light tubes and play in the varying gravity fields.  Longwheat fields rustle thick, hot, and suffocating in their beauty.  I found myself in reverent awe imagining the beauty as well as the destruction.  The author has clearly taken time to consider every detail of the science and life in these worlds, and it shows.  All the new and unfamiliar technologies were absolutely believable.”

You can read the full review on Debra Dunbar’s fabulous blog here:

http://debradunbar.com/2012/05/particle-horizon/

Particle Horizon is out now!

So, after over seven years of procrastination, agonizing, editing, re-writing, but above all, great enjoyment (I’m certainly not doing this for the money) my novel is finished!

Particle Horizon is my love-letter to the great space opera and hard SF writers I grew up with; whose adventures made me want to share my own dreams with like-minded people. I think if you like the ensemble characters and galactic conflicts of Peter F Hamilton, the big questions of Arthur C Clarke and the exotic locations of Greg Bear, there’s a chance you’ll like this!  Throw in a dash of gritty, fast-paced future military action and think you get a pretty good idea of what to expect (Not that I’d ever compare my own work to these writers, I can but aspire!).

Here’s the front and rear cover (with description) to give you a taster.

It is on sale now in the US Kindle store:

http://amzn.com/B007SHHAX8

and UK:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007SHHAX8

A paperback version will be available in a few weeks, check back for updates!

If you read and enjoy my book, it would mean a lot to me if you left me a good review!