The end of the world is nigh

Lightning by vegglefrog (Creative Commons License CC BY 2.0)

Lightning by veggiefrog (Creative Commons License CC BY 2.0)

Don’t worry. This isn’t about Trump. I’ve returned to my first love – science fiction – with two new novels in the pipeline. The first is a conspiracy thriller set in the near future, the second an apocalyptic blockbuster set in the present day.

1. The Da Vinci Code meets The Matrix

The heading above describes my starting point for this first novel. It’s grown somewhat since its original conception a few years back and now incorporates:

  • A secret organization as old as the Bible.
  • A billionaire computer hacker with the power to change the world.
  • A beautiful woman bent on treachery and revenge.
  • An artificial super-intelligence with god-like powers.
  • A sinister plot that threatens the very existence of mankind.
  • Power politics on a grand scale as armies and religious cults battle for supremacy.
  • And a shocking revelation that turns the whole of human history on its head.

This behemoth of a novel has so far reached 100,000 words, and I’ve decided to put it on hold, in order to create some breathing space for my second project.

2. The apocalypse, but with a twist

There are a few heroes in this second series of novels, but they are vastly outnumbered by villains. I won’t tell you what the twist is just yet, but this story will make Brexit and Trump look like the good old days. Think End of Days. Think Twilight of the Gods. It feels like a book of its time.

I’m hoping to complete a first draft of the opening book  in this series (not on any particular timeframe, just eventually), and will be canvassing for beta readers at that time.

Until then, take care. And sleep well.

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15 responses to “The end of the world is nigh

  1. Wait. Trump and Brexit are not the good old days?

  2. Sounds like you have some cool stuff coming down the pipe Steve. I’m jealous of your writing productivity.

  3. Blimey. Someone’s been a busy bunny. Best of luck bud.

  4. I look forward to hearing more about these projects. Both sound very intriguing.

  5. Good luck in your writing projects! I’m starting to feel like a boring realist. My big exciting conflict is someone almost gets fired.

  6. Have you been watching No Tomorrow by any chance, Steve?

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