Oliphan Oracus

Oliphan Oracus




From the Author

Just a quick note to say that I have foreseen (remembered?) the future, and not to worry. There was (will be) no collapse of civilisation; no devastating plague. No nuclear holocausts or environmental disasters, for that matter. Absolutely no invasion by space aliens. And no techno-nightmares, such as a take-over by sophisticated neural-net computers. In fact, everyone was carrying on quite normally. Science fiction got things wrong.
But if your present is my future, you already know this. Unless, of course, you live in one of those alternative universes...

About the Author

Neil Robinson, a fortysomething househusband, once read that fiction writers tend to be exhibitionists who don't go out much. He decided then that being a novelist would be the ideal occupation for him. Subsequently the stacks of dirty dishes have climbed steadily toward the kitchen ceiling and piles of laundry now spill alarmingly from what used to be the guestroom. His children never get their dinners on time.  In fact, Neil has dabbled in fiction for many years, but life kept getting in the way. For ten years he worked as a reporter and sub-editor on various East London newspapers. And it was while he was exploring the East End world of dodgy geezers and their dodgy motors that he discovered the Apocalypse has already happened; but most of us haven't noticed yet.  In the mid-1990s he gave up work to look after his two sons. He has a degree in philosophy and literature and lives with his wife and children in Essex. Neil enjoys letting dust settle on his collection of Jamie Oliver cook books while he watches Nature turn his suburban garden into juvenile woodland. Oliphan Oracus is technically his first novel, though he is rumoured to have others stashed in a bottom drawer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904853008
Publisher: Immanion Press
Publication date: 03/17/2004
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 9.54(h) x 0.90(d)

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