Alan R Wilson
As an undergraduate in the 1970s I was a member of the Melbourne University Science Fiction Club, contributing to and editing the magazine, Yggdrasil, which was largely devoted to fiction. We also held writers workshops and since then I have continued to ‘scribble away’ at various things with the seed of the ‘Anita’ novels sprouting in the late 80s.
Personally, I found it impossible to write seriously while working full-time. (I have a Ph D in Physics and worked in research and have published numerous scientific articles). Always wanting to be a novelist, I took time off a few years ago to see if I had it in me to produce a novel. It worked for me and I retired properly and have dedicated myself to writing ever since.
Writing is great fun, I love it. Whenever asked I say it is ‘better than reading’ because I am continually surprised as the plot develops. I am definitely not an author who has a novel plotted out from start to finish. As Ray Bradbury said, ‘It would be boring if you knew where it was going’. Indeed, the main protagonist in ‘Anita’ suddenly appeared a third of the way into the novel.
There are 4 more books on the way in the Anita Histories and I am also dabbling in some contemporary novels too. Keep tuned, because the next 3 Anita novels may come out quite quickly.
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by Alan R Wilson
'Anita', 'Betrayals', and 'Eagles', follows the life of Anita 1500 years after humankind nearly eliminated itself. Her nemesis is 'The Servants of the Bear', a religious cult which was instrumental in preserving humanity but has now falling into dogma. Some ancient technology is amazingly durable. While the Servants reject everything from the times of Chaos Anita and her companions offer a new way which does not condemn everything old as evil. This inevitably leads them into conflict with the Servants and their allies.
by Alan R Wilson
Anita lives in a time of sword and bow 1500 years after humanity nearly died. She exchanges her solitary life for one among other people to discover she and her horse are unique, but acquires some powerful enemies in the process. She must discover her own potential and with a group of animal and human friends elude the Servants of the Bear and their followers and fight for her true position.
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