Martijn van Waveren



Ever inspired by the greats like Isaac Asimov, I have always been fond of science fiction that focuses equally on science but also the fiction, and isn't afraid of adding a healthy dose of politics and socio-economics. Something that isn't afraid to push the envelope doesn't hurt either.

My first novel, Newfoundland, is a story of social movements, political corruption, love, conspiracy and the devastating effects of violence, set during an ill-fated colonisation of a newly discovered planet. Unsurprisingly, it isn't short on politics and socio-economics. Nor is it afraid of doing its own thing.

I have several others projects on the go. A futuristic detective story brimming with mystery, tension and philosophy. A fast-paced, smart-mouthed look at the effects of celebrity status on the champions of a fictional sport. And, of course, a spiritual successor to Newfoundland of epic proportions.

My aim; pay tribute to the greats of science fiction yet do something new with the genre. To create a bridge for newcomers. And of course, to entertain as many science fiction lovers as possible.


Born in The Netherlands, I moved to Edinburgh at the young age of 13. After high school and university, I did a variety of job in both the financial and catering sectors, before embarking on some travels in the US. I'm currently back in a financial office again.

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Price: Free! Words: 119,110. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A new habitable planet is found. Mankind rejoices. When colonists arrive, a journalist uncovers a huge secret. His team is kidnapped. People die. Earth sends in an ex-detective. He digs too far and gets in way over his head. No one knew the bad guys will stop at nothing to preserve their secret. It can only end one way - violently. A story of love, corruption and war on an epic scale.

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colony    conspiracy    corruption    detective    discover    greed    journalist    love    military    new planet    planet    politics    rebel    reporter    riot    romance    science fiction    secret    space opera    violence    war