At first I was surprised that the title was to be changed but the more I have thought of it the more I like it. The book is complete, i have the hard cover version in front of me as i am writing this and am rather pleased with it though there will still be changes to the cover and possibly even the release blurb. I Was asked the question that if there is intelegent life out there then why would they not have contacted us?
There is a universe out there, quasars, pulsars, nebulous clouds and perhaps even species without number.
Why do we think we are so cool that they would want to get to know us. In fact we live close to a very average white dwarf star in a pretty much unexciting spiral arm of a pretty average galaxy. There is a very good chance that many planets, moons and even gas giants harbour life in our own galaxy and given that we still know so little about the building blocks of life. Perhaps there is flora and fauna on almost every habitable planet.
Imagine the shellfish that feed on sulphur and volcanic eruptions on the ocean floor of our world. Why bother with us? I think we are just a tad self absorbed there. If i had the galaxy to roam never mind the universe i wouldnt be bothered with a. Hey do you ever think to your self that i will go to the end of the street on holiday?
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No you go to somewhere strange new exotic. Hmmmm, i rest my case me lurd. As things transpire, the second volume of "A River of Tears", it seems. Alernatively what was once going to be the second volume of a river of tears is now going to be billed as a novel. It will probably be called either moonrise or moon child or mabybe something different from those ideas. I know not myself as yet but i do know it it is well on its way to becoming complete. I hurried out the last volume needing the income and so the reader got a mish-mash of great stuff mixed with a couple of substandard stories.
This time as luck would have it i have had time to create all the stories from the beginning, taking time to craft and develop them and i think now i will provide a worthy succesor to "A River of Tears". This time the stories are interlinked to a greater extent and though the characters vary the setting continues to adapt.
And so what you may imagine with the first story is simply a lead into a wider world and all will be explained in the end. Hopefully not to long till you get to read it. You will have seen lots of new books appearing on the books page. Should you have bought these titles before do not dop so again for they are just the same books redone as pulp fiction paperbacks with new covers and taglines. There is no adaption to the stories at all.
If you have read them please do not buy them again. If you have not, go ahead for they are well worth a read. Well thats it "A Pale Shadow Creeps" is now out and available for puchace. I hope everyone likes it. It grows, takes form and becomes all those things that we wish it would not. And what it becomes we will never see, for one day it will be your best friend, on the next it will be those that you should hate most.. Posted by Raymond Walker. Posted In : writing. Personally I have never been in favour of Independence for Scotland even though it would mean no conservatives in charge ever again which I consider very much the only argument of worth in favour that I could come up with and it is an important argument.
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I would very much like to be in a position where we are not lead by the rich who with very few exceptions- though I admit that there are some are very much out for themselves. So normally anything that would limit the power of the Tories over my future and the future of others would very much appeal to me. Independence however, is not the way to go. Had I any doubt about this then for the reason I gave before I would give it a chance, perhaps. However any doubts I had in my mind were sealed today with the comments of a European vice president quoted in the Scotsman today as having said; France and Spain "will surely not" accept an independent Scotland.
Worried about defence, Jobs, spending, our huge social services bill, the balance of industry, trade partnerships that would be destroyed, our currency and the state of our banks. To sever the same ties with our largest trading partner by far- Europe would be nothing other than financial suicide. I urge every thinking person not to just have a gut reaction but rather think of the possible consequences of a yes vote.
The more I know the more I think a yes vote would cause hardship, instability, a dramatic reduction in trading increasing our national debt which would already be astronomical.
Ceasing EEC trade with Europe could well sound a death knell to a fledgling democracy especially one whose fortunes are so deeply tied with Europe at the moment. It stays true I think to the first volume though is far more complex which i hope does not let it down.
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I do not think that it will and i think people will be happy with the combining theme. It is obviously still some time away, "The Secert Inside" is only just out and I am hoping that people will buy it. Of course it is a very different beast of a novel and i would not like them confused. There is a great deal of truth in all that you say and I am not, strictly, disagreeing with you.
It is also true that it is rather ineffectual. The same could have been said of the European Union. In all you have said, you are right. Yet I wish to make the point for inclusion in both of those bodies. It is better to talk than to fight. Some members may retire with a bloodied ego after a debate but that is better than a bloodied lip or ten thousand dead on a battlefield.
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The UN is ineffectual, I agree completely, look at the situation in Myanmar, that has hardly been mentioned. Yet that is the choice of major nations protecting their own interests and financial positions. Perhaps if the UN became stronger, more inclusive, these things could be limited. I am not a Utopian asking for world peace in my lifetime though it would be nice but rather accepting of the flaws and divisions of Humanity but do you really wish a return to fractured city states fighting among each other for dominance.
Glasgow verses Edinburgh is fine in football terms but do we wish that to happen with guns? I live in Scotland, a fractured land with many deep divisions. Those that wish to leave Europe and those that wish to remain. Those that wish to leave Great Britain and those that wish to remain. We have earlier social, wealth and religious divisions some of which still run surprisingly deep and you would add to that ostracizing ourselves further, removing ourselves from the UN. A future where Scotland could become a collection of city states or regions each at war with the other.
Wales declare Independence and then Cornwall after all they do have their own identities.
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I believe that we should buy in every time, to the European Union, to NATO, to the UN and any other organisation that joins the human race more closely together. We should all learn Esperanto, or whatever the next fad is, we need to be more inclusive not less so. None of those organisations have been great as Surav Dutt says but they are in their infancy, we were just warring city states once. They are a small step forward, these bureaucracies, but they are a step forward. We need to encourage them expand upon them and make them proliferate.
Tales From this Northern Land turned 5 today! Hard to believe that I have posting to this blog on and off for five years now, though I have been rather lax recently. I will need to bring it up to date. Some have been lost for a hundred years, others for weeks; they are back to fight the coming storm. For there is worse coming than wind and hail, the storms that plucked them from their boats, ripped them from the deck or tore them from the sails, there is worse coming than even the dead can imagine.
Over the Tears of the fallen the next part. So normally anything that would limit the power of the Tories ov It stays true I think to the first volume though is far I hope that you like all three of them. Written in the Stars As of today that is part's ten, eleven and twelve published hope everyone is still enjoying it.
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I am doing well and far beyond my target for "Written in the Stars" and so have posted parts eight and nine tonight. Hope you like them. I will then take it off and rewrite it and it will be released as a novel afterwards but you have a chance to read it all for free month by month till its completion. Independence for Scotland- A challenge Unlike most of the people involved in this debate I have admitted that both sides have their points to make.
Written In The Stars. Subscribe to this blog. I still get the comment all the time; "You're the guy that wrote about the forests dying, the faerie people The Moonchild. And i need to ask a question in return. Why would they contact us? The second is Moonchild, which though a novel will be in its own way a sequel to "A River of Tears" The third which so far has been very easy to write is currently called "Written in the stars" which, though suitable is a title that is a little to twee for me even for what purports itself to be a romance.
Probably together which will make me late for the fourth instalment and early for the fifth. Wait and see.