Rob Chicken

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I was born in Newport, South Wales in 1951. My junior school was very traditional with iron bound desks and the ever present threat of being wacked by a ruler on the back of the legs, then my senior school was a complete contrast. It was one of the first ever comprehensive schools in the UK. Boys and girls mixed together, seven or eight classes in each year ranging from the ‘grammar stream’ down to ‘remedial’. From there I went on to university, graduating at Bath with an honours degree in engineering in 1973.
I worked as an engineer, mostly as a designer, for the next 10 years, and then moved over to computer sales. I now run my own business, working from home selling IT security technology to medium and large sized businesses.
My hobbies have included sailing, scuba diving, and amateur dramatics, plus I was a school governor for over twelve years. I am married and have two children, and two grandsons.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
About 10 years ago.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's called "The Hidden Planet" and is about a planet that orbits around the Sun, in a position exactly opposite to the Earth's orbit, and hence is totally undetectable to any scientific instrument. It was only because a graduate scientist was calculating the mass of the Solar System that they knew something was there. They sent out 2 satellites, then a space station, but none of them returned. the only clue they had was a report from the space ship that they could see a blue planet.
A second space ship was sent out with space fighter jets on a rescue mission. This their story
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A Nice Quiet Life
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 28,260. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2016 by Rob Chicken. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
This is the life story of my grandfather. He was an Engineer, and Engineering Officer in the Merchant Navy, from 1908 to 1945. The book describes a lifetime of adventure, the hardship and joy on all of the different ships he sailed. From grand liners to rusty hulks, he survived two world wars, the depression of the nineteen thirties, and even took his family with him to sea.

Books

Mars and the Hidden Planet
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 35,540. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
An action packed tale of two spaceships returning to the Hidden Planet. An ice cloud in space. A storm on the Planet. A stowaway is discovered, a murder is committed, and there's plenty more!
The Hidden Planet
You set the price! Words: 34,720. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Scientists have calculated that there is something directly behind the sun, orbiting at the same speed as the Earth and therefore always invisible to all scientific instruments. Two satellites, then a manned space ship are sent out discover what is there but none of them return. In their last message, the manned ship reports seeing a blue planet. This is the story of their rescue.

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