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Selso Xisto

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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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Average rating: 3.86 · 63 ratings · 22 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
Particle Horizon
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Particle Horizon by Selso Xisto
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"Particle Horizon is a gritty Science Fiction novel, and a pretty awesome debut by Selso Xisto. It is essentially about a galactic war between Angelhaven, an advanced human colony on an asteroid, and New Jerusalem from which the Legion of the Light..." Read more of this review »
Particle Horizon by Selso Xisto
"Clever deep space action.

You may enjoy this like this if you James S.A. Corey and Peter F. Hamilton. I for one loved it."
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Excellent stuff! Rip-roaring adventure, kind of like the early Stephen Baxter adventures but with a sense of humour! Having said that, I found some of the off-hand humour a little goofy but that's just personal taste. Impeccable science (as far as I ...more
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Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks
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12 Years a Slave and Other Slave Narratives by Solomon Northup
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New Earth by Ben Bova
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Very disappointing effort from one of the greats in my opinion. Never really fleshes out the premise properly and very poor characters with implausible behaviours and motivations.
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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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