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Richard Abbott

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Richard Abbott writes fiction written in several different genres. The first area is historical fiction set in the Middle East at the end of the Bronze Age, around 1200BC. The second is speculative fiction, set either in a historical fantasy world, or else in a near-future solar system exploring issues of high-tech crime and human-machine relationships.

His first excursion into historical fantasy is Half Sick of Shadows - a retelling and metamorphosis of the Arthurian tale of The Lady of Shalott. The book was awarded an IndieBrag medallion in December 2017.

His first science fiction book, Far from the Spaceports, introduces Mitnash Thakur and his virtual partner Slate as they investigate financial crime in the asteroid belt. A follow-up nove
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Richard Abbott An update to this... currently I'm working on two rather different books set in the near-future science fiction world of Far from the Spaceports. Not…moreAn update to this... currently I'm working on two rather different books set in the near-future science fiction world of Far from the Spaceports. Not sure which will come to a conclusion first but hopefully 2018 will see the outcome.(less)
Richard Abbott The collapse of the Late Bronze Age, and the arrival of the Sea Peoples, is one of the defining moments of ancient Middle Eastern history. Nobody…moreThe collapse of the Late Bronze Age, and the arrival of the Sea Peoples, is one of the defining moments of ancient Middle Eastern history. Nobody quite knows what happened, but the overall impact was to sweep away cultures which had been established for centuries. What was it like to live in those times? To be displaced by incoming armies, and your city burned? Sadly, it is a situation still afflicting that region. I wanted to write this story following each of several different groups, to get a sense of the whole tapestry of culture and life.(less)
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The Flame Before Us

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Scenes from a Life

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With The Liminal Zone foremost in my writing mind just now, I’m always eager to read space news about Pluto. And just recently another paper has been published analysing the surface features as revealed by the New Horizons flyby back in July 2015.


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Richard Abbott Likewise, CJ. I know nothing about Florida but the picture of your house looks lovely.
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C.J. Heck C.J. HeckC.J. Heck

Hello Richard!

What a pleasure it is to be friends with you. I look forward to reading your work. Thank you and best wishes to you.

My warmest regards,
CJ


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