E.M. Swift-Hook

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E.M. Swift-Hook is the author of the Fortune's Fools dark space opera series and co-author of the alternate history whodunits the Dai and Julia Mysteries.
In the words that Robert Heinlein put into the mouth of Lazarus Long: 'Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.'
Having tried a number of different careers, before settling in the North-East of England with family, three dogs, cats and a small flock of rescued chickens, she now spends a lot of time in private and has very clean hands.


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E.M. Swift-Hook Interesting question. It all began on Earth, though those living in the Fortune's Fools universe don't recall now where, exactly, that was. Nor do…moreInteresting question. It all began on Earth, though those living in the Fortune's Fools universe don't recall now where, exactly, that was. Nor do they know why it was that humanity, lacking any ability to conquer the speed of light at that time, sent out generational ships to all the exo-planets they could find. You can find a more in-depth answer to this on my blog scifiroundtable.org/emswifthook/updat...(less)
E.M. Swift-Hook The sort of research depends on the needs of the book. Writing space opera, which brings together science-fiction and character based stories, means I…moreThe sort of research depends on the needs of the book. Writing space opera, which brings together science-fiction and character based stories, means I may need to be researching the nature of space-time one day and the psychology of someone with post trauma stress the next.

Normally it is possible to get the answers I am looking for online, I am pretty nifty with a search engine! But sometimes it needs something more esoteric or hard to find and then it may need me to resort to books.(less)
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An extract from a Fortune's Fools short story set about fifteen years before the start of Transgressor - Book One: The Fated Sky and featuring a young Durban Chola.

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