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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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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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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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