Simon Coates

Biography

Well hello everyone. I am the creator of the Galactic Echo, which is the general fiction concept on which everything I write about is based. It is an idea of life in the 24th century, based on things that might really happen rather than stories about aliens and the usual sci-fi fare.
On a more personal note, I have lived in the North East of England all my life, I have a wide range of interests. The main one of which is cycle racing in which I regularly compete up to National Championship level, so in case you are wondering yes I have raced against such illustrious competition including Sean Yates, Bradley Wiggins and Alex Dowsett. I also enjoy photography but find with my writing I have a sense of expressing myself in a way that is impossible to do with any other means, and hope that my love of the written artform comes out in the various stories you will see produced.
I have created a website which has lots of things to do with the Galactic Echo, including loads of freebies connected to the stories, www.galactic-echo.com. I hope to make the Galactic Echo a sort of niche sci fi concept, rather than just have stories churned out every now and then. Feel free to contact me via the website or Facebook/Twitter, would love to hear from you if you have any queries about the Galactic Echo!

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It is getting into the mind of the character. This is most obvious when I think of Bike Racing into the Red. I am a competitive cyclist myself, and so when the main character rides his bike I imagine being on the bike myself. As a result these scenes are very vivid.
What do your fans mean to you?
Well, it is a bit of a cliche, but they are everything really. My ambition is to make my writing my career, and without fans that simply isn't possible. If I write stuff my fans like then we both win; they get something they enjoy, and doing so enables me to pursue my writing. Of course it is not just a financial gain for me; creating something that is genuinely liked is fantastic, the idea that I've written something and people like it. That is great and can't really be quantified to be honest.
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Where to find Simon Coates online


Books

The Discovery of Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,110. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Inspirational
Not your typical love story! This is the story of love, and what it really means; and that anyone, regardless of who they are or how wealthy they are, have meaningless lives without it.
Encyclopaedia of the Galactic Echo
Price: Free! Words: 37,540. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Everything you need to know about life in the far future... welcome to the Galactic Echo.
Bike Racing into the Red
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,090. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The story of Jonas Zemke, an amateur bike racer from England as he takes on the challenge of the 240 mile hill climb up Olympus Mons on Mars.
2299 Formula X Guidebook
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 18,090. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Produced by the Galactic Motorsports Council, the Guidebook to the 2299 Formula X Galactic Championship gives you, the reader, an insight into the racing season for the year 2299. With a foreword from Council President Vance Lavarone, the guidebook gives details of past champions, a review and results of the 2298 season, and notes for significant dates and events during 2299.
The Diary of Silas Volante
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,400. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Join Silas Volante in the pilot seat of his Japan Racing E2 racing spaceship, as he races in the dangerous, manic, highly charged and adrenaline fueled Formula X racing series, the top branch of motorsport in the year 2299. After an impressive third place in the championship in 2298, Silas is looking to go one or two steps higher in his ambition to become Galactic Champion.

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