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You can never be sure that your writing is up to the mark. Early on I experimented with plot structure — you know the sort of thing, parallel threads, multiple points of view, written on different levels… all in one project. After three years it had reached a logical end; I decided to bring it to a close.

The result: A Guide to First Contact, is a literary experiment. It de
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Kindle Edition, Cherubs edition, 584 pages
Published October 19th 2014 by Self published (first published February 6th 2013)
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Gertie
Jan 11, 2015 marked it as partial
I gave this a shot, but found it too heady and philosphical for my taste.

Probably best for readers who like to be challenged and don't require immediate interest. (I am willing to read a good portion of a book before making a judgement, but I admit I only like to be challenged *a little*. As I read for fun and relaxation, beyond that is more than I like. Yup, I am mentally lazy.)

It has a poetic flow to it that some might like. The beginning is... ethereal I suppose? Then it transitions into som
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Terence Park
Oct 19, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: Those who demand a bit more
Shelves: my-work, dystopia
What did I think?

(As the author) It met my objective which, I have to say, wouldn't have been possible without the good work of my editor, Stephen Cashmore, who is a member of SfEP - the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.

Where does it fit, genre wise?
It's post-apocalyptic with present day thriller, science & evolution & God, and flashes of space opera. My editor likened it to The Road.

The post-apocalyptic settings show all levels of life, from the menace of everyday life in the form
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