Mark Lingane

Biography

Mark was first published at the ripe old age of eight, when a local newspaper published his review of Disney on Ice. The next time his name was in print was a life time later at the age of fifteen, when a national magazine ran his review of the Commodore 64. It was downhill from there, picking up a weekly column in the Sunday Times which funded a rather noncommittal path through university, studying a wide range of topics from Robotics, Anthropology, Philosophy.Computer Science, Psychology.

In fact so many subjects were studied he was eligible for graduation at the end of his second year, based purely on attendance.

He finally left and joined the corporate world before realizing work isn't that much fun, and going back to study. Further writing followed with regular columns for various technology magazines and newspapers around the country. Then as the reality of permanent food and shelter began to bare its teeth, another attempt at the corporate world beckoned as a technical writer, which turned out okay. Shifting from technology companies to resource companies provided the opportunity to travel and live in some desolate and exotic locations where the locals don't like you much.

In 2011, he decided that these shells of books that had been lying around for the last twenty years needed to be finished or burnt. Since no matches were at hand, he finished them and has been releasing them at a consistent rate since.

He's not sure if any of them are any good, but did his best and was relieved to see them out the door, much like a teenager who has overstayed their welcome.

Where to find Mark Lingane online


Books

NT-5
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015 by Insync Holdings. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A rogue Police NT robot rampages through Los Angeles. Sergeant Delaney, outmoded and out-gunned, and his young partner question their understanding of what defines them as human as they fight to stop the mechanical beast.
Fusion
Series: Tesla Evolution. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 152,940. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2015 by Insync Holdings. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
One boy and a steam-powered bike on a journey to save the world. One girl and a past she cannot escape. Two insane warlords and a prize they cannot understand. One fate will bring them together, and at the centre is Sebastian facing his destiny. When everything is broken, when nothing is worth saving, when disease, defeat and hatred encircle you, it's time to face the darkness.
Sucker
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,600. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2015 by Insync Holdings. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Van H. Avram, PI, stumbles from case to case, getting by on his good looks and appeal to desperate dames. But when a missing-person case dumps the body of a skinny blond thing on his doorstep, he finds himself plummeting into the clutches of an underworld intent on sacrifice.
Faraday
Series: Tesla Evolution, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,140. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014 by Insync Holdings. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Book three of the award-winning Tesla Evolution.  In war there are no winners, and everything has its price. Through improbable achievements and desperate sacrifice, Sebastian and Melanie turn to a dark future where the only choice is to soldier on, even if it costs everything. Includes zombies!
Decay
Series: Tesla Evolution, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,220. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014 by Insync Holdings. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Book two of the Tesla Evolution. Awarded runner-up in the 2014 SPR Full Moon Science Fiction Awards.  When friends fail and cities fall, when enemies grow stronger by taking everything that is treasured by the inhabitants of the Steam Academy, what is left for them to do? Strike back!
Tesla
Series: Tesla Evolution, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,400. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013 by Insync Holdings. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A steampunk post-apocalypse adventure for teens & juveniles. Sebastian has lost his parents. Strange part-machine people have come to his quiet town to kill him. His only chance of help comes from an obscure note left by his mother: Get to the Steam Academy. Book 1 in the award-winning Tesla Evolution series.

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