Richard Barnes


Richard Barnes lives in Wellington, New Zealand. He's been trying to take his writing seriously since winning a short story competition (judged by Iain M Banks's Editor and David Farland) and when he finds the time, writes sci-fi, fantasy and horror.

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The Royal Wedding from Hell
Price: Free! Words: 24,580. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
Relive the Royal Wedding of Kate and Wills, but this time, with demons, swordfights and car chases. All of the romance, all of the pageantry, all of the flesh hungry beasts of the abyss. Join Kate, Wills, Harry and Pippa as they take on ancient forces of darkness, hordes of monsters and a plethora of possessed celebrities. It's the Royal Wedding from Hell!

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  • Antithesis on March 18, 2012

    Intelligent science fiction - there's a novelty. No hyperspace, no big robots, no time travel, just a well thought out story about ants. Well, there's a fair bit more than ants going on, although, as Whitaker clearly enjoys his research you will learn a lot about the creature that makes up possibly one fifth of all the biomass on Earth. One of the book's strengths is the sense of location - Whitaker really makes Namibia come alive, and brings a sense of history and how that has affected and continues to affect local communities. If the book has a fault, then the main character is perhaps too good (at her profession, morally, socially) and a touching subplot about a local girl is resolved a little too quickly. The ants are the stars of the story, Whitaker keeps it tight and efficient - much like the insects themselves.