EDEN UNPLUGGED: the sequel to Eden out soon

For four years the people of Eden have lived an idyllic life on a pristine planet with easy access to Earth. But the gateway is closing, leaving Eden less perfect; and for the seven billion souls stuck on Earth, no Planet B.

Eden: a brilliant piece of work, looking forward to the sequel

A great story, The author leads the reader down a rabbit hole and on an adventure into a fantasy world that is quietly growing. The device of multiple protagonists all telling their version in first person keeps the reader slightly off balance and contributes to the sense and experience of an alternate world where non of them can be certain of the outcome. It’s an easy read though, very enjoyable, and compelling once it draws the reader in. Make no mistake about it, this is a really well executed work. I believe there is a sequel on the way, I can’t wait, I’m fascinated to see what happens to this community of characters. Graham Hackshaw

Now available as eBooks on Amazon and Kobo

“Eden” and “Walking the Dog” are now available as eBooks on Amazon and Kobo. Other titles to follow soon. The 21st century is upon us. The paperback will one day become an oddity like the 12″ vinyl record – collected rabidly by a handful of fanatics.

Good News and Bad News

The bad news is that in teleporting the manuscript backwards and forwards between Earth and Eden, Chapter 39 disappeared into the ether. This has left readers wondering how and why Dakota returned to the planet she was so glad to leave. The good news is that an e-book including the missing chapter is on its way and will be available on Kobo in the next few days. In more good news, the paperback version will be reprinted, including chapter 39, in the next couple of months. And if you’re lucky enough to have a copy of the original print run, who knows – a hundred years from now it may be worth millions.

Intro to Eden

Dr Douglas Winchcombe was a dreamer. He was last seen on planet Earth on the 29th of August 2018. Some considered him a genius – one of the finest scientific minds in Australia, if not the world, though he’d published remarkably few papers. Others considered him a clueless nerd, totally devoid of social skills, a caricature of the absent-minded professor. Most people didn’t consider him at all. But on Eden, despite his reluctance, he was practically God.

Eden

Never before in human history has the lure of another planet been more tempting. Planet Earth is being used to wipe the arses of millionaire megalomaniacs with egos more fragile than our battered ecosystem. Is there any hope for mankind?
Traverse the void with Doug Winchcombe on a voyage of hope.

Eden to be launched at Willy Lit Fest: Saturday 16th June

Eden will be launched at 5.00pm to 6.00pm on Saturday 16th June in the old Council Chamber at Williamstown Town Hall, as part of the Willy Lit Fest.

Coming Soon: Eden


Dr Douglas Winchcombe was a dreamer. He was last seen on planet Earth on the 29th of August 2018. Some considered him a genius – one of the finest scientific minds in Australia, if not the world, though he’d published remarkably few papers. Others considered him a clueless nerd, totally devoid of social skills, a caricature of the absent-minded professor. Most people didn’t consider him at all. But on Eden, despite his reluctance, he was practically God.

Something to Look Forward to

I fear that I’ll grow old one day
Lose contact with my youth
I’ll have to be responsible
And even tell the truth

My kids will think I’m senile
And women think I’m spent
My memory shot to buggery
My body worn and bent

My sense of purpose wilted
My libido like a slug
I’ll be plugged into machinery
Too weak to pull the plug

Synopsis: Eden

Set in the immediate future, and told from multiple points of view, Eden is an escapist fantasy, a commentary on planet Earth’s woes and a crime thriller.
Doug Winchcombe, a brilliant but chronically introverted, physicist discovers a gateway to another planet. A perfect world he names Eden. He returns to Eden daily, amazed by its wonders and content in its tranquillity. But a perfect world needs more than one inhabitant.
He recruits his nephew, Matthew, and together they encourage others to join them, building a viable population as they discover the wonders and secrets of Eden and the pitfalls of building a society from scratch.
A perfect world attracts imperfect people, though. Doug’s boss wants to claim the discovery for herself. His greedy brother wants to make a fortune while plunging the rest of the planet into debt and the CIA agents won’t disclose what they want.
Doug seeks peace and quiet. Matthew wants to sleep with Sandra but she’s more interested in feeding the starving millions of Earth. Ingrid is building a university, Ayumu is drafting the Constitution of Planet Eden and Yousef and Sara just want to find somewhere safe. Dakota is launching commando raids on Earth and a Twitter war with the POTUS, while Chief Inspector Branston is racing against the clock to solve the most intriguing missing person case of his career.
Poignant, funny, and populated by an international cast of diverse characters, Eden is a planet for everyone.

Finished the manuscript and looking for a publisher…