Saturday 22 August 2020


I first published this novel, under a different title, back in 2012. It was my first published novel, titled Even The Dead Dance To Live. No, I didn't understand the concept of marketability at the time. It was intended as a gritty, realistic space adventure, but I got a little carried away. For the realism I spent months researching conditions on the planets and moons in our solar system, and the proposed scientific and engineering ways of being able to live on them. For the grit, I pored over accounts of the Lebanese Civil War and life under the Mexican cartels. Turned out to be a little too gritty for some people's tastes. More Tarantino-in-Space than Star Trek.