Maurice Sketchley lives near the sea in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Suffolk, England. Recently retired from industry, he is now able to spend his time writing poetry, short stories and now a Science Fiction novel.
Set in the near future, planet Earth is dying and the imminent environmental crisis prompts mankind to look to the stars for a new world to colonise. The Hypatia missions are pathfinders, performing reconnaissance of potential homes for mankind. This is the story of Hypatia IV and its crew, dispatched to an exoplanet in the Vega system. . .
Published: October 10, 2012.
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This Novella tells the story of Matt and Sylvia, two people with sadness in their past who meet by chance and set out on a quest to discover the true meaning of the Wodewose. Like Bigfoot or the Yeti in other parts of the world, the Wodewose is a European Wildman of the woods. It also happens to be Sylvia’s surname.
‘The Sea Knife’ is a poetry collection by Maurice Sketchley. The subjects are varied and include nature, the countryside, science and a sideways look at everyday life. The construction is largely traditional but the viewpoint is perceptive with an emphasis on natural beauty and wonder. Some more surreal poems are also included.