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Selso Xisto

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in London, The United Kingdom




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Graduated from King's College London longer ago than seems possible, and went on to work in kid's TV for over 10 years making promos for Disney and Cartoon Network. Perhaps as an antidote he writes gritty, epic science fiction; forever his first love.

Surviving his ongoing obsession with fast motorbikes and flirtation with the underrated virtual worlds of videogames, he somehow found time to put to paper his long-gestating scifi epic. Influenced by the great space opera of Peter F Hamilton and Yokinobu Hoshino, as well as a lifetime of digesting the classics of Greg Bear and Arthur C Clarke, he lives and breathes SciFi in all its forms.

He lives in London with his awesome cat.

From the 4th of July to the 6th, you can get Particle Horizon for FREE on kindle from Amazon!

Semifinalist in the ongoing Kindle Book Reviews 'Best Indie Book of 2012' Competition!Particle Horizon
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Particle Horizon

3.78 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Pretty enjoyable adventure but I kept waiting for the 'clever bit' that justified the seemingly cliched premise but it never really came. I constantly had the creeping feeling that this was a re-hash of so many 80's films like The Last Starfighter bu ...more
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Really, really excellent ideas and mind-blowing concepts buried in a rather confusing, seemingly directionless and opaque plot. Shame - a lot of the ideas in here stuck with me, but the plot, such that it was, has been completely forgotten.
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A lot better then recent disappointing works from the Master, Peter F. I do love the way he manages to weave so many stories into the expanding Commonwealth narrative. Personally, I found the political machinations of Bienvenido a massively boring an ...more
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Haunting, relentlessly bleak and powerful human drama about the end of the world. Feels rather dated in some of the references and particularly the attitudes to women, but has some really powerful scenes that stick in the mind long after the end.
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Excellent, knowing and witty, a really cracking adventure above all else. If you can get all the geek-references (which I do and love) you'll enjoy it even more but I don't think that holds it back if you don't. I wish I'd written this one!
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Monica Rodriguez Found your interview at Wayward Things, and your description of your book made me put it on my "to read" list! I'm not much of a sci-fi reader, either (tho I am a sci-fi watcher, go figure), but it sounded too good to pass up.
I have a Nook, though, so I suppose it's not available right now except on the Kindle, while it's free?

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Rai Hi Selso, thanks for your friendship here on Goodreads! Cute line about your cat. My kitties pretty much see me as their servant, lol!



Rachel Rueben Hey Selso, thanks for the invite, love your profile pic!

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Linda Parkinson-Hardman Hi Selso and thanks for the friend invite. I'll be looking forward to finding out more about the books we share :-) Linda

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Selso Xisto Thank you Charlotte, very kind of you to say!

Larissa and Savannah, you are very welcome :D

Charlotte Liebel Thank you for your friendship, Selso. Your bio is interesting. Have added your book to read: Particle Horizon. I see you have a Blog at Wordpress to visit and will stop by.

~Charlotte M. Liebel

Larissa Reinhart Selso,
Thanks for your friendship!

Savannah Selso, thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,

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