Because there’s nothing like a blast of SF adrenaline to get an author’s creative juices flowing. I pretty much ground to a halt last year, toiling away on a hugely complicated steampunk project that sapped my stamina to nought. So I decided to take a month off to write something just for fun—a stripped-down, hell-for-leather getaway chase across an alien desert. One man, one woman, one old hoverbike. A pissed-off hi-tech army in pursuit. And the mysterious biotech prize everyone wants a piece of.
No, I didn’t want it to end. How could you tell?
Read the first chapter here.
Robert Appleton is an award-winning author of science fiction, steampunk, and historical fiction. He currently lives in Lancashire, England.