Close Enough: A humorous dystopian sci fi story
Date: November 2020
Duration: 2 hours 42 minutes
The world is crying out for a hero ... pity they're all busy.
As recently appointed delivery man for Big Merv, one of Ning Dang Po's most powerful crime bosses, The Pan of Hamgee is ordered to deliver a gift to Big Merv's current girlfriend. With a pair of bespoke-made, sapphire and diamond earrings on board, and a trip across the city in the offing, what could possibly go wrong? Everything.
Suggested UK cinema rating for this one PG (parental guidance)
This is a humorous science fiction fantasy story set in a parallel reality.
INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR
Q – So, tell us about this series. Why did you write it? Why is it special?
A – There's a saying, somewhere, that if the book you want to read hasn't been written, you must write it. So I wrote it for me. A lot of it is a homage to the things I love: StarWars, Adams, Pratchett, Dr Who, StarTrek.
Hopefully, anyone reading will like the same things as I do: the world building, the characterisation, what, I hope, is pithy, witty dialogue (or dialog) and of course, characters who are flawed and stuff up, and are not beautiful, misfits, ne’r do wells etc. There's not one skinny woman in a leather jumpsuit anywhere in this series. I like writing characters who have zero combat skills, putting them in a situation where they could really do with knowing how to fight and seeing how they cope with nothing but their wits - I'm mean like that. ... Oh and of course the snurds. You've gotta love a flying car, right?
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