The Story behind ‘Nine Planets’ by Greg Byrne

Nine Planets was the sort of inspiration many authors dream about. I was working on Book Three of a high-fantasy epic several years ago, uninspiringly called ‘Untitled.’ Nine Planets was such a full-on ambush, take-no-prisoners, full body armour attack that Untitled didn’t stand a chance. I abandoned it on the spot and have never gone…

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The Story Behind Rhapsody by David Lundgren

Born in Zimbabwe (called Rhodesia back then), I was an only child in a world that was lacking TV but absolutely loaded to the brim with astonishing landscapes and a mixture of wonderful and terrifying creatures (charging hippos, leaping crocodiles, and – worst of all – the absurdly evil spiders). Devouring books as a young…

The Story Behind Spectra by Joanne Elder

Often science fiction plots involve extraterrestrials carrying out ruthless experiments on humans. I loved the idea of switching it up and stirring in some deadly consequences for those immoral enough to exploit a newly discovered, peaceful and intelligent life form. In Spectra, one man’s life crumbles as he struggles to stop the genocide of newly…