Still going well, the follow-up to Blood Red Dust now stands at 63,098 words, an additional 8289 since last week’ update. Another slight change in direction occurred to me during a walk in the forest and this has ramped up the tension significantly. Those characters know how to have fun with me as writer. It’s involved a spot more research, but the resultant story element makes that bit of work well worth the effort.
If you read Blood Red Dust, you’ll be primed for this second book in the Generation Mars series, when it appears, later this year, I hope!
Here are a few of the comments made:
‘Enjoyed? I positively feasted on this book!’
‘There’s a new voice and a quite robust imagination lighting up the sci-fi literary cosmos; and one that speaks with a mythically crisp British accent.’
‘His Orwellian description of an environmentally uninhabitable Earth sounds chillingly prophetic and Aken puts the blame precisely where it belongs, on the greed and short-term sight of industry and big business.’
‘Simply put, I enjoyed the hell out of this book.’
‘One of the great strengths of the book is in the credibility of its world-building.’
‘It’s an interesting read with a fresh take on the space/sci-fi genre, telling a different kind of story in a different kind of way.’
‘A fun read and nice addition to the science fiction genre. It does a book’s job and keeps you entertained to the last page.’
My thanks to those who’ve done this. I really appreciate your efforts.