I am an author and lecturer at MMU.
My works of fiction include 'Events', 'The Letter', and 'The Figures.' I am also co-editor of 'The Continuum Companion to Kant'.
'Atherfield's Final Formula' is now available. as well as two short stories, 'The Room' and 'The Resident' (which will be published together). I will also be publishing a new short story, 'The Visitor', here at Smashwords in 2013. I am at present working on a short novel length work of fiction called 'The Place', which will be available later in the year. The story revolves around the main character, Klein, who pases through a perplexing sequence of events, whilst coming into contact with various friends and foes, often without being able to distinguish between these categories. At one particular stage, Klein comes into contact with a quasi-monastic order of enigmatic hedge-cutters, who are working in a maze, and following the dictates of a manual of half-articulated rules (as well as a semblance of intuition); Klein has to decide whether to join the hedge-cutters, or risk venturing further into the daunting regions of the maze.
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- When the World Disappeared (Free Version)
on March 18, 2013
A reasonable attempt to adapt Descartes' dream hypothesis/ evil genius into a narrative and merge this with a 'brain in the vat' type scenario. Nice try!
- The Christmas Stocking
on March 19, 2013
I liked this story by Mr Bolton. The start has a distinct 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' feel to it. In 800 words or so, the author has a duty to maintain succinctness and waste no words as the story projects towards its end. I think the author succeeds in this task well. As in all good parables, the main message is tightly woven into the narrative.
- A Stretch of Time
on March 24, 2013
An excellent little story. I liked the idea of magical extensions of time that can be secretly opened up and used as a 'gift'. Charming and delicately written.
- Smashwords Style Guide
on March 26, 2013
Mark Coker's book is ideal for all aspiring authors and publishers just starting out in the publishing business. Sound advice is given on how to prepare a book for publication on Smashwords. Any writer not familiar with formatting will be taken through an easy step-by-step guide on how to get their book ready for publication. There is also a link to Coker’s book on how best to maximise one’s work through social media and other forms of marketing.