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Colin F. Barnes

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Out now. SALT: a post-apocalytpic thriller. Buy now.

Colin F. Barnes is a publisher and full-time writer of cyberpunk and thriller novels. He's a member of both the British Fantasy Society and the British Science Fiction Association. He honed his craft with the London School of Journalism and the Open University (BA, English).

Colin has run a number of tech-based businesses, worked in rat-infested workshops, and scoured the back streets of London looking for characters and stories.

BOOKS
- Artificial Evil: Book 1 of The Techxorcist
- Assembly Code: Book 2 of The Techxorcist
- Annihilation Point: Book 3 of The Techxorcist
- Apex Cypher: Techxorcist Prequel Novella.
- SALT: A Post-Apocalytpic Thriller.

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Yesterday was a good day. I finally had chance to release the first book of a project that I have been working on with a cowriter (T.F. Grant) for most of the year. The book in question is Shadowkill: A Xantoverse novella.


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This book is a prequel story to the first full-length (480 pages) entry to the Xantervose, Hollow Space: Venture, which is due out on August the 4th.


So what is the Xantovers... Read more of this blog post »
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Artificial Evil (The Techxo...
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Dead Five's Pass
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I didn't think this would happen, but this is the first Bradbury story I've read that I didn't love. But that's okay. Its clearly aimed at a very young audience. I just didn't get into it or particularly enjoy the story, but as ever, some of the pros...more
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Brilliant book. A story told in first person narrative of a young student balancing his life between being the best fighter in the MMO game Versus Town and managing his studies and relations with a kind of girlfriend. There's something I love about J...more
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“We all make sacrifices in this world, some more than others. It’s unfortunate, but that’s the reality of this existence now. There’s no going back. There’s only forward.”
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