RB Banfield

Biography

R.B. Banfield lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, a city famous for suffering large earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. His quiet out-of-the-way house suffered minimal damage and yet was deemed "red zone", so through New Zealand government help, he was able to relocate his family to safer ground. Like most Cantabrians, R.B. is well prepared for earthquakes and their aftermaths, by estimating their size, depth and location, and being disappointed in any below a 4.0. Also, like most Cantabrians, R.B. has become very good at driving Christchurch roads and avoiding the numerous and ever changing holes and bumps, not to mention the growing families of orange cones.
R.B. had been writing since a young age, beginning with the ambitious Robber's Rock, an exciting children's adventure augmented by pictures cut and pasted from newspapers. His follow up work was an original space yarn set on a space station, where the desperate crew had run low on its supply of space floss.
His major hobby is in studying international cricket, which led to his devising a new and better method of statistics. He also thinks himself as a studious movie critic, mostly happy at the state of modern film making, but concerned as to why they can't all be great, and why they can't make some of his own stories into movies. He does have plenty of casting suggestions, and might be willing to help with the scripts.

Where to find RB Banfield online


Series

The Burning Star Series
The story of the early days of space colonisation, following ace pilot Johnny 'TC' Beggs and his indifferent son Jupe, as they battle unforeseen problems, and each other. Rival groups compete to be dominant, including the government-backed DSE (Deep Space Exploration), various gangsters such as Lars Best, and the shadowy Tanner Group.

Books

Easy Say They
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 155,010. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
After a devastating world war, surviving humanity huddled together into four cities. Three hundred years later, the four cities have become massive, and East City is on the verge of collapse. President Merb Irfing has a plan to better control his people and revive his crumbling empire, in the form of a simple boy from the underclass, if Merb can first convince his young daughter to part with him.
Birth of a Burning Star: Book Nine: The Burning Star Series
Series: The Burning Star Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,650. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
As space exploration becomes reality, young Johnny Beggs becomes a space pilot by using every trick he knows, despite having no money or family connections, or any interest in space. In contrast, wealthy retired sports star Doniel Tanner loves space, and has everything he needs to get there, but finds that everyone wants him to leave.
Rise of a Burning Star: Book Eight: The Burning Star Series
Series: The Burning Star Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 77,270. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
With the best cadets needed for space exploration, Willie Khan is a natural for the job, but he must fight for his place at a long distance training station. When it seems that everyone is rejecting him, and his career will fail, fellow outcast Johnny Beggs helps him. Going against the rules and making their own way, together they make history.
Glow of a Burning Star: Book Seven, The Burning Star Series
Series: The Burning Star Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,720. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
An old spaceship is found and historian Tavars Reyn is summoned to study it. The expectation is that the pilot was the legendary Wille Kran, but Tavars suspects it is a lesser known pilot Jupe Begs. With determination Tavars sets out to prove his position, which inspires him to recreate the travels of his hero Wille Kran, and in doing so almost causes a war.
Legend of a Burning Star: Book Six: The Burning Star Series
Series: The Burning Star Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 76,480. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
On the colony world Harax Pras, Tarron Rees attends a ceremony to honour his grandfather who was lost to space thirty years before. Tarron is surprised at angry opposition to the event, as the Star Children claim that Jupe Beggs was a devil. But then the adventurer Freefall Calp tells Tarron that he was on old friend of Jupe’s, and he thinks there’s other reasons for his disappearance.
Bright of a Burning Star: Book Five: The Burning Star Series
Series: The Burning Star Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,040. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Beta Dillour, lone survivor of a space disaster, becomes a celebrity on Harax Pras and the subject of con artist Buddy Shane. Together they organise an exploration mission, with the help of the famous pilot Jupe Beggs who prefers to remain incognito. Their mission attracts all manner of people with hidden pasts and secrets to tell.
Horizon of a Burning Star: Book Four: The Burning Star Series
Series: The Burning Star Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 76,860. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When a ship almost crashes into T Station, and its deranged pilot talks of strange creatures, alien expert Parry Langdon is called in to investigate. Far away, on the colony world Harax Pras, Jupe Beggs is struggling with his new title of planetary hero. He jumps at the chance to head an exploratory mission into deep-space, despite it being funded by the controlling Calp family.
Dawn of a Burning Star: Book Three: The Burning Star Series
Series: The Burning Star Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,320. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Jupe Beggs, trying to live a normal life on the colony world Harax Pras, becomes sidetracked by his suspicion that part of the world is being used for secret experiments. Meanwhile on Earth, Jupe’s sister Dawn-Star is worried that she has not heard from her husband Robbie for three years. The official report is that he is on deep-space assignment, but she fears for his safety and seeks answers.
Companion of a Burning Star: Book Two: The Burning Star Series : Book 2
Series: The Burning Star Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,020. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In this riveting sequel to Shadow of a Burning Star, unexpected characters come into the mix, as the race to conquer space heats up. There are gangsters and opportunists alike, willing to do anything to get into space, and they will use both Jupe Beggs and his famous father TC to do it. But unknown to everyone, Jupe is looking for revenge, and his biggest target is the criminal leader Lars Best.
The Writer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,470. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Sophie has a dream to write her first novel and she plans on the perfect setting, her grandmother’s house in the quiet town of Gendry. There is both a mysterious stranger and a murder in the town. When police investigator Dan Ironwright is called in he finds more to Sophie than anyone expected.
Mercies of Moon Crescent
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,430. Language: American English. Published: February 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Cam Mercie returns to live in his family home, he finds it has rekindled unwelcome memories for his mother Bev. The unsolved mystery of what happened to both his father and grandfather lingers not only in the Mercie household, but also in the entire county.
Shadow of a Burning Star: Book One, The Burning Star Series
Series: The Burning Star Series. Price: Free! Words: 74,950. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Johnny “TC” Beggs, famous and heroic star pilot, is a washed-up figure whose only work is in offering to illegally ferry passengers to the new world Ancia. The passengers are keen to start a new life and maybe strike it rich, and are prepared to take a chance and ignore the danger signs.
The Great Assumption
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 98,170. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
When Roy Hoyle, pastor of a small community church, finds that his entire congregation has left him. Knowing it could not possibly be the Rapture, Roy looks for another answer. In this fast moving novel, set in the near future, we follow Roy as he sets about looking for answers, amongst unexpected friends and foes.
The Man Who Flew Too Much
Price: Free! Words: 20,110. Language: British English. Published: May 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Bennet was a man who decided to put his dream to the test, and set about putting one foot to the air followed by the other, and not touch the ground again. He would be the first to defy the ground and soar into the blue. The Man Who Flew Too Much is a whimsical novella whimsical about dreams, love and a little bit too much of a good thing. It's also about those who dare to underestimate cats.
To Sail the Stars
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 197,890. Language: British English. Published: May 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.00 from 1 review)
The only survivor of an attack on the royal family of Pusard Eshlon hides aboard an anonymous freighter and disguises himself as Jalac Calans, pilot for hire. When the ship is stolen, a secret drug smuggling operation is uncovered, which sends the unlikely crew on a deadly voyage to try to save the galaxy.
Against the Night
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 168,050. Language: British English. Published: May 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical
The life of Irenaeus of Smyrna, in the Second Century, as he is influenced by famous Christian leaders of the time. His journey takes him to pagan Celtic Gaul, where he composes Against Heresies, the most famous defence of the faith against the Gnostic teachers. This book draws upon the actual writings of Irenaeus, Justin Martyr and others, to recreate his life and their fascinating world.

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