Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Captains Stupendous!

My new novel is available for pre-order as from this moment...

It's an adventure featuring three brothers who are captains of different types of transportation, namely ship, zeppelin and train, and how they avoid and interact with each other; and the consequences of living in interesting times (the early decades of the 20th Century!); and the secret political intrigues that take place behind the scenes; and... magic and yetis and living skeletons and lots and lots and lots of other stuff!

It is available from Telos Publishing and I am delighted to be working with them.

It's not really a Steampunk novel, more of a Steamprog one. There is very little punk anywhere in it, but quite a lot of prog...

"So you want to know about the Faraway Brothers, do you? Born somewhere in Gascony, they were, in the 1880s, all three of them birthed at the same time from the same womb of the same mother. Grew up in the same household, they did too, eating the same food, reading the same books, counting the legs on the same spider because the family couldn’t afford a real clock; but later they went their separate ways. Scipio took to the sea, to ships, islands and women; Distanto took to the air, to balloons, islands and women; Neary, unluckiest of the triplets, remained on land, taking only to locomotives and stations and chastity. Many adventures they all had and often their paths crossed and sometimes they clashed and the consequences were always totally STUPENDOUS!"

Sounds like exponential Thomas Pynchon!
Ha! Yes, well he was one of my big influences.
I'm reading AGAINST THE DAY at the moment. A masterpiece.
I have ordered your new book from Telos. Can't wait to read it.:)
Pynchon is so good that the word 'good' just isn't good enough to describe him really...

Des: I have to thank you again for everything! I just hope you enjoy my novel when it is published.
Sir, is there a likelihood of this being available in the States? I'm anxious to read, but the cost of shipping alone is preventing me from pre-ordering...
I hope so and will check! I assume that Telos have a distributor in the USA. They surely must do! :-)
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