We Were Supposed To Be Going Home

We Were Supposed To Be Going Home

From Ralph – Enjoy 😉

Step In To My View

The spacefaring vessel Abatyse launched in late August, 2217, one of a fleet of twenty precious seedships. Her precious cargo- genetic material for every crucial plant and animal from Earth, the technology to clone and foster their growth, and… me. The AI on board guided the ship out of the solar system as I slept, unfurling the solar sails, and keeping watch over its wards as the Abatyse and its counterparts began their long one-way journey towards Kepler-296f.

The AI maneuvered the Abatyse through meteoric minefields and around the gravitational pull of dying stars, protecting its contents at all costs. It used boosters and bolstered radiation shields when situations called for it. At irregular intervals the ship would pull in to orbit around a star, furling its sails and recharging its batteries for the next long haul across the cosmos. Always, it would continue on undaunted by tribulation or distance…

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…aren’t top Literary Agents and Big Five Publishers imaginary species?…

It’s that man again. 😉

Seumas Gallacher

…this ol’ Scots Jurassic scribbler has long since realized that any complaining or whining from me, about anything, seldom achieves positive results… and that fact pertains especially to my publishing aspirations… over the past ten years, I’ve experienced the sum’time exhilarating, sum’time depressing, pendulum familiar to many authors… when my first wee literary baby came hot onto Auntie Amazon Kindle, I savoured the high that came with a successful first book sales volume… that tome reached #3 on Amazon (all titles) at the time… subsequent titles were equally well received… from a novice self-publisher, I graduated into having an excellent, small, hybrid publisher, but amicably parted company with them after a year, as the sales were not to my expectations, dropping to levels well below those that my own marketing and promotional activities generated… in between then and now, I’ve also dabbled with a freelance agent, but equally friendly severance…

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The Curse of Time Book Blitz: Q&A+Review

The Curse of Time Book Blitz: Q&A+Review

From the Hufflepuffnerdette 😉

Hello my little munchkins. Sorry I haven’t been that active. I have been super busy this week and this is literally the only free time I have had all week to do this so I hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to read the interview and enter the giveaway.

I hope you are all doing well.

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About Marjorie Mallon:

I am a debut author who has been blogging for three years at my lovely blog home Kyrosmagica: https://mjmallon.com. My interests include writing, photography, poetry, and alternative therapies. I write Fantasy YA, middle grade fiction and micro poetry – haiku and Tanka. I love to read and have written over 100 reviews: https://mjmallon.com/2015/09/28/a-z-of-my-book-reviews/
My alter ego is MJ – Mary Jane from Spiderman. I love superheroes! I was born on the 17th of November in Lion City: Singapore, (a passionate Scorpio, with the Chinese Zodiac sign a lucky rabbit,) second…

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Why Reinvent the Wheel

Posted this a while back. Let’s see if it is greeted with apathy once again!

Have We Had Help?


Take a long hard look at the Orion space vehicle. Seem familiar to you? It should. Think back to when the Apollo programme to send men to the moon happened.

Since the Space Shuttle was retired due to the shortsightedness of those who hold the purse strings in America, in effect their space program virtually ground to a halt. Now NASA has decided to readopt the old nineteen sixties Apollo technology, minus the colossal Saturn Five rocket. Why? What’s the point of taking such a retrograde step, when with a little imagination, they already have the basis for what they are proposing in an already proven space vehicle – the Space Shuttle. All it needs is to be modified for the long flight to Mars.





Let’s face it, America can not do it alone. If it is to be achieved then it must become a combined operation, encompassing the…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update – Jack Eason, Sacha de Black and K.D. Dowdall.

Sally is as good as her word when it comes to spreading reviews…

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to the Friday edition of my Cafe and Bookstore Update, with news from authors on the shelves. The first author with a new review is Jack Eason with his historical novella Autumn 1066.

About the book

Down the centuries the British Isles has always been seen by invaders as a legitimate target for exploitation. This novella concerns the last few weeks of Anglo-Saxon occupation, ending on the 14th of October, 1066. In Autumn 1066, author Jack Eason gives a great sense of ‘place’, of detail. The reader is right ‘there’ in that poignant year, marching, shivering with September cold (as ‘…no warming fires were allowed lest ‘enemy spies would soon spot their approach.’) From the very first few lines, Eason, practising his unique drycraft, begins to weave his particular brand of magic on his reader.

Eason glamour’s with well-crafted dialogue, drawing his reader into the time and into the…

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…time to spend a little timely time with my pal Author, Glen R. Stansfield…

More blether from that man. 🙂

Seumas Gallacher

…my great pal, and fellow scribbler, Glen R. Stansfield, he of the crime writing prowess that produced Fishing for Stones, and Harry, is also on the verge of launching a cookbook, a superb culinary compilation, Around the World in Eighty Dishes, which comprises a series of feature articles which first appeared in a local publication here in Bahrain in the Middle East… in the Guest Post below, Master Glen has a few thoughts for us on the issue of ‘time’… enjoy…

Glen R. Stansfield

Time – We all know what it is, or do we? Try to define time and you may find yourself struggling, yet it appears in our everyday conversations. Examine some of the sayings about time and you start to get an uneasy feeling that we don’t really have a grasp of it – not yet, anyway.

For instance, when we do things to save…

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