Fantastic Pasts – Sci-Fi adventures in alternate New Zealand history is out now! It’s my stupidest book – a wild sci-fi comedy romp through an alternate Kiwi history that never happened. Thrill to the French as they turn New Zealand’s rare Pliestocene fauna into pate! Laugh as Sir Francis Drake accidentally obeys orders and ends … More “Fantastic Pasts” – out today! Buy now before the llamas get to it.
Fantastic Pasts – Sci-Fi adventures in alternate New Zealand history is being released by Intruder Books on 2 April. It’s available now for pre-order in the Kindle store. Fantastic pasts! A wild sci-fi comedy romp through an alternate Kiwi history that never happened. Thrill to the French gastronomic crusade through New Zealand’s Pleistocene fauna. Laugh … More “Fantastic Pasts” now available for Kindle pre-order
Ten years ago I wrote a sci-fi ‘alternate Kiwi history’ collection for Penguin – a what-if satire, filled with wild science, llamas, rogue Spanish explorers and the chilling scenario of a Japanese invasion of New Zealand via the ‘back passage’. Not to be taken seriously, unless you want a laugh. It’s been out of print … More It’s coming! You can’t avoid it!
It is a century today – 1 March 1916 – since the New Zealand Division was formally established in Egypt – the force that became New Zealand’s major contribution to the Western Front and which suffered the bulk of New Zealand’s First World War casualties. First steps towards it came in late January 1916 when … More Hurrah for the New Zealand Division!
It’s done! Yup – the re-release programme for seven of my earliest military history books is finished. These titles were originally published by Reed NZ Ltd between 1998 and 2003. They were short, by design, and intended – above all – to be interesting and accessible for the general audience. ‘We like your style,’ the managing … More And so the great 2015 re-release adventure ends
Here are the new covers for my books Italian Odyssey and Battle For Crete. I like them. The re-jig was spurred by the pending reissue of three of my military titles as an omnibus edition with an extremely cool cover design (watch this space) – demanding a reconstruction of all the covers in that series to keep … More Cover make-over frenzy!
One of my blogging friends asked me, yesterday, why I’d picked a Japanese flag to feature on the cover of my reissued book Pacific War: New Zealand and Japan 1941-45. Why not a New Zealand image? The flag picture featured originally on the back cover of the 2003 Reed print edition. Now it’s in full glory … More The advantages of using your own photos in your books