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Richard Abbott

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Richard Abbott writes fiction written in several different genres. Originally writing historical fiction set in the Middle East at the end of the Bronze Age, around 1200BC, he branched out into 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
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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 quit…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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Half Sick of Shadows

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Timing (Far from the Spacep...

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Scenes from a Life

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The Flame Before Us

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In a Milk and Honeyed Land

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The Liminal Zone

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The Man in the Cistern

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An author interview

Me (in Madeira, a couple of years ago)

I’m delighted to say that this week my long-term internet friend and fellow author Anastasia Abboud posted an interview with me – find it on Goodreads at https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/21134110-author-interview-richard-abbott, or directly on her blog at https://www.anastasiaabboud.com/grainsofsand/author-interview-richard-abbott.

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Published on March 31, 2021 11:49
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Richard Abbott Daphne wrote: "Hi Richard.
Wondering if you are familiar with SASA = Save Ancient Studies Alliance. There is soon to be an online event to assemble Ancient Studies scholars who are not members of an academic inst..."


Hi Daphne, good to hear from you :) No I hadn't heard of this but will check out the web link you gave. Hope all's well
Richard


Daphne Hi Richard.
Wondering if you are familiar with SASA = Save Ancient Studies Alliance. There is soon to be an online event to assemble Ancient Studies scholars who are not members of an academic institution (perhaps because the latter don't consider them to be scholars). See "events" at saveancientstudies-dot-org
Daphne


Richard Abbott Daphne wrote: "Thanks for your comment on Frankenstein in Baghdad. Upon reflection, I think I'll read your story instead, Lady of the Lions !"

Haha! Hope you enjoy it


Daphne Thanks for your comment on Frankenstein in Baghdad. Upon reflection, I think I'll read your story instead, Lady of the Lions !


Richard Abbott Daphne wrote: "Richard, I just wanted to say that I sampled Milk and Honeyed Land. It'a truly fantastic. You have a way with narrative and dialogue that plunged me immediately into prehistoric times. And that cli..."

Thanks Daphne! I very much appreciate your thoughts. My current work in progress is set rather earlier, near the end of the Neolithic age here in England, but it's a long way off completion yet...


Daphne Richard, I just wanted to say that I sampled Milk and Honeyed Land. It'a truly fantastic. You have a way with narrative and dialogue that plunged me immediately into prehistoric times. And that cliff-hanger - naughty (and clever) of you ! I shall have more :-)


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