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Andrew K. Lawston

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Andrew K Lawston has at various times been a writer, actor, director, teacher, journalist, academic, salesman, publisher, editor, designer (that was a weird day), cinema manager, film extra and till monkey. His first job was working in an independent bookshop aged 16, and he at least had the foresight to know that it would all be downhill from there.

Andrew writes quirky short stories and longer works. His writing is infused with the kind of worldview that comes from watching a lot of French cinema and Doctor Who (not necessarily in that order), and reading a lot of Pratchett, Dickens and Shakespeare. It's often dark, sometimes disturbing, always unpredictable, and occasionally very funny. Ever wondered what would happen if a small boy got i
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Andrew K. Lawston Hi Eliana! I know that back in September 2013, one of the publishers still had a few copies left. I don't know if that's still the case, but your best…moreHi Eliana! I know that back in September 2013, one of the publishers still had a few copies left. I don't know if that's still the case, but your best option is to try and get hold of Adrian Middleton. He now runs Fringeworks, and the contact page is at http://www.fringeworks.co.uk/about.php

I hope this helps! If he doesn't have a hard copy, I believe that there was also a PDF version of the entire book available to buy on CD ROM (hey, this was back in 2008!).

If you do manage to get hold of a copy, I hope you enjoy it, it was a great project to work on, and a fitting tribute to Craig Hinton.

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Something Nice - 10 Stories

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The new book!From 21st Century Shakespearean actor to intergalactic super spy!

Ten thousand years in the future, the Starship Troupers Initiative is the galaxy's foremost touring theatre company, bringing the greatest actors to entertain soldiers in warzones on the most lethal colony worlds. Now, new actor James Fanning must both give the performance of a lifetime, and singlehandedly turn the t... Read more of this blog post »
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Zip! Zap! Boing! by Andrew K. Lawston
"Zip Zap Boing is an absolute rollercoaster that manages to pull off the tricky feat of combining a fairly action-packed scifi plot, with genuine comedy -- plus a good helping of high brow literary and theatrical references too. The writing is dens..." Read more of this review »
Zip! Zap! Boing! by Andrew K. Lawston
"This is a most unusual space romp with a theatre company acting as spies. Our hero is abducted from a run of Shakespeare in Whitby and emerges thousands of years into our future. The story is full of theatrical references as well as the usual Spac..." Read more of this review »
" Hello!

Please could these two recent books be linked to my author profile?

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" After short stories galore, novellas, novelettes, and translations, my first novel is finally here!

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" Zip! Zap! Boing! is now available in paperback, and pre-orders will soon be closing for the kindle edition, which comes out on Thursday 24 May.

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“Doctor: Nyssa, we can't get you out of there just yet. I'm sorry.
Nyssa: I know.
Doctor: The TARDIS has gone missing. I'm sorry, I have to concentrate-
Nyssa: I know, Doctor. You don't have to keep saying you're sorry.
Doctor: We'll come for you. When all of this is over we'll follow the comet and get you back.
Nyssa: You once said much the same thing to somebody else.”
Eddie Robson
" I aimed for 1,000 words a day last year. I finished December 2017 on about 175,000, so just under 500 words a day average.

Trying to beat it this year,
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The Copper Promise was the debut novel by Jen Williams, back in 2014 - I pre-ordered the trade paperback and then took over three years to get round to reading it. What can I say? It was a bit big to lug around on trains and busses...

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“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”
George Orwell, 1984

“Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.”
Terry Pratchett, Hogfather

“When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine.”
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Andrew K. Lawston, A Splendid Salmagundi

“What does a scanner see? he asked himself. I mean, really see? Into the head? Down into the heart? Does a passive infrared scanner like they used to use or a cube-type holo-scanner like they use these days, the latest thing, see into me - into us - clearly or darkly? I hope it does, he thought, see clearly, because I can't any longer these days see into myself. I see only murk. Murk outside; murk inside. I hope, for everyone's sake, the scanners do better. Because, he thought, if the scanner sees only darkly, the way I myself do, then we are cursed, cursed again and like we have been continually, and we'll wind up dead this way, knowing very little and getting that little fragment wrong too.”
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