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Trevor Barton

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Trevor Barton writes contemporary and science fiction. His first three books, a space opera, were offered contracts by UK and US publishers. In 2019, it was this trilogy which made him a top twenty author for a science fiction subcategory. In the same year, he also had a short story published in a US sci-fi anthology. His fourth novel, Making Contact, is out in paperback with Hawkwood Books, 15th September, 2021.

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Trevor Barton Hi Bill! Thanks for your question.

Rest assured that the paperback will be available on Amazon from publication day (September 15th).

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Hi Bill! Thanks for your question.

Rest assured that the paperback will be available on Amazon from publication day (September 15th).

Yes, the preorders are just on the e-book versions (Kindle, iBooks, Kobo). Much as I'd love to offer preorders on the paperback version, I can't; and that's due to the way Amazon/CreateSpace works. I could use other self-publishing methods to overcome this in future. But one person's problem is another's way to make money. (The self-published end of the book market is tiny; the real answer is to get a proper publishing deal. That's my plan for after the Brobots series.)

I hope that helps! Message me if not.(less)
Trevor Barton Sci-fi is filled with robots of different kinds. We're exploring our relationship with ourselves through them. I've been interested in that ever since…moreSci-fi is filled with robots of different kinds. We're exploring our relationship with ourselves through them. I've been interested in that ever since I did my MA on cyborgs. When I sat back to wonder why I had a fascination with robots in SF beyond that of just cursory intrigue amongst other SF themes I realised that I sort of grew up with one. My Dad was a cyborg in a way. He had pins, replacement parts, brain damage, and became emotionally broken. For me as a kid he was of course my role model for being a man and not only that - I had to be there for him....

Brobots isn't self-therapy or autobiography although I guess I was "making peace" with aspects of my past through writing it. It was fun to write and that was part of the reason for doing it. The world of Brobots starts out as quite threatening in a way, but the characters have fun when they can.

The first novel establishes the world of the characters. Later additions to the series will take that world as a given and move forward.(less)
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Brobots (Brobots, #1)

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Red Gods Sing (Brobots, #2)

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“Alma poured more Gin like it was tea; careful with two hands like to steady the pot. ‘Well, it’s a lovely tradition. Used to do it with my parents. Most people back then had physical mobile phones filled with apps. I used to walk around looking at all the trees and beauty and wonder why other kids my age didn’t put their phones down and just take it all in...”
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“Charlie smiled. ‘Actually, right now I feel like venting; maybe seeing how loud I can make the speakers in the gym and doing a workout of some kind. Does the hotel have music?’
‘Um, pass?’
‘You haven’t tried? Dude! Sort the shit. Hey, Valles?’ ‘Hello.’
‘Play Queen.’
‘Disambiguation. One: Play the Queen: Act like a queen:
female monarch. Subjects needed. Two: Play the Queen: Act like a queen: a person with excessive emotional outbursts. Setting demanded. Three: Play music related to “Queen”: Playqueen: New Zealander electropop group. 2040s. Four. Play music related to...’
‘British rock band. 1980s.’
‘Album, or track?’
‘I Want to Break Free.”
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“So why do it?,’ he challenged. ‘Why return to biological when a quantum existence can empower you to overcome general relativity and become interstellar, intergalactic, intersupercluster, inter-whateverthef*ckyoulike?’
‘Because once you’ve seen one Laniakea you’ve seen them all? I don’t know. Any number of reasons! Lament? They prefer squishy? The sex is better?”
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“The only social change presented by most SF has been towards authoritarianism, the domination of ignorant masses by a powerful elite—sometimes presented as a warning, but often quite complacently. Socialism is never considered as an alternative, and democracy is quite forgotten. Military virtues are taken as ethical ones. Wealth is assumed to be a righteous goal and a personal virtue. Competitive free-enterprise capitalism is the economic destiny of the entire Galaxy. In general, American SF has assumed a permanent hierarchy of superiors and inferiors, with rich, ambitious, aggressive males at the top, then a great gap, and then at the bottom the poor, the uneducated, the faceless masses, and all the women.”
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“So why do it?,’ he challenged. ‘Why return to biological when a quantum existence can empower you to overcome general relativity and become interstellar, intergalactic, intersupercluster, inter-whateverthef*ckyoulike?’
‘Because once you’ve seen one Laniakea you’ve seen them all? I don’t know. Any number of reasons! Lament? They prefer squishy? The sex is better?”
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