Hello, you. I write novels, film scripts and long 'to-do' lists that include tasks like learning to walk on my hands, buying a more powerful microscope for looking at interesting bugs and finding out how long it would take to fall 800 feet with a fifty-mile-an-hour crosswind.
I'm an incessant dabbler and asker of ridiculous questions. I seek out odd data and weird photographs. I can play the didgeridoo. I keep all my Lego mixed up in one big sack. I love synthesisers, coffee, fungi and singing to myself in the car. I frown too much and tend not to talk things over until it's almost too late, and then I don't know when to shut up.
I was born in 1968 and was falling towards the Millenium for the next 32 years. Now we're here and it's fabulous (apart from the lack of antigravity boots). Things get better all the time and any evidence to the contrary is merely a temporary glitch.
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Smashwords book reviews by Laurence Timms
- The Belongers
on Aug. 30, 2013
This isn't science fiction, it's a story about a voyage of personal discovery set in the near future, and it's all the better for it. Written from the perspective of the protagonist, Louanne, The Belongers examines the tensions and confusions of personal relationships that we all experience from time to time. If you've ever wondered why other people always seem to have more interesting friends, better jobs, more fulfilling relationships, The Belongers creates a world where there's a reason for it. A reason you can put your finger on, literally.
Don't come here looking for wow bang technology freakiness, that's not really what this is about. In fact, the post global energy crisis setting of The Belongers has rolled back technology to almost current-day standards. But do you know what? This tale would work in almost any setting, from ancient history to fantasy to hard SF, because where-ever there are people there are relationships, and where-ever there are relationships, stuff gets weird and angsty and confused, and that's fertile ground for stories like this.
The Belongers is personal crisis meets gentle mystery thriller with a heavy dose of introspection. Well worth a read. Enjoy!