Francis Harford


Francis Harford was born in Australia. He appreciates that all is not as it seems - and is surprised that few know it.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
Some years ago, I noticed that nobody had ever really personified 'Mammon' in fiction. I also saw that the world was ripe for a no-holds-barred satire about globalisation, AI and the cult of celebrity.

Many of the things that I had on my mind in the nineties are now not far from fiction. So, I wrote a novel in three months. I christened it Planes, Cars and Stars as an homage to one of the best comedy movies of the 1980s. Hopefully, my compact satire stands the test of time - and raises a few chuckles.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has allowed me to lay a foundation stone. What happens now is up to me.
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Where to find Francis Harford online

Where to buy in print


Jack and the Moonstalker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,250. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense
Jack discovers a cosmic secret threatening humankind. Aided by Wendy the Great and her friends, he must use the Celeritas as an ally to challenge the might of the Moonstalker.
Nymphs and Satyrs
Price: $3.69 USD. Words: 8,510. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2017. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A powerful collection of verse from Francis Harford. Sensual, insightful, impressive and contemplative. This is a must-own for all lovers of poetry
Planes, Cars and Stars
Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 48,820. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Planes, Cars and Stars is a satire of galactic proportions. Tracy and Hippocrates ("Hippy") travel to the strange world of Amriff-Arret with Kurtiz, an intergalactic dandy. There, they discover that a 'sibling' planet of Earth is ruled by Mammon the Supercomputer and The Little Red Can Company.

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