Born in the Northeast of England, I graduated from Newcastle University in Chemistry. My entire career has been in the manufacturing industry, first in research, then general management. After a number of years as the chief executive of a UK division of an American multinational corporation, I set up my own company, and in less than five years I was able to retire and turn to a boyhood yearning to write science fiction stories. This has gradually expanded to other genres such as alternate history and crime fiction.
on Nov. 04, 2016 :
It's a good story, but really difficult (arduous) to read. Although very well copy-edited, it feels like a very detailed and lengthy legal summation. I found myself skimming at times to find plot points and action. As a result (or perhaps due to a lack of description) I was unable to differentiate characters from each other. Dialogue consists of quotes spanning several paragraphs from one character before another contributes, often in kind. It felt, to me, like a train-of-thought email conversation between characters.
However, Hylton Smith, by offering his work for free (and thus allowing uncensored review) shows admirable confidence, maturity and generosity, for which he should be commended.
(review of free book)