God’s Bolt and Reawakening – the Character Helen Southcote.

The initial idea was to attempt to write a novel with just one character. The character, my heroine, was Helen Southcote.

I had to have a setting for her to be stranded on her own and so I chose the Space Station. This was the future and the world had been brought back from the brink of environmental disaster. The population had been reduced to four billion and nature, conserved in huge swathes of pristine habitat, now thrived.

Helen was raised in the countryside is what had been England. She ran wild with her two brothers and developed a love of nature. Her parents were extremely gifted. Her father being a biologist working for the food agency and her mother a biochemist who worked from her laboratory at home legally creating recreational drugs.

Helen was a vibrant, inquisitive girl. I based a lot of her early experiences on my own childhood. The caterpillars, snakes and wildlife were my experiences. The competition with her brothers and her dare-devil tree-climbing was my daughter.

I made her compassionate, highly intelligent, studious, a completer-finisher and problem-solver, but with a reckless, fun-loving nature. She was very able and obsessively hard-working but also knew how to party. She was sexually active (necessary as part of the plot) and indulged in the psychoactive drugs her mother produced (all safe and legal). Her personality was warm and extrovert. She fell in love easily and developed close relationships with all sexes and ages. She was very gregarious.

Helen was a communicator, exceedingly self-confident and charismatic, able to charm a large audience in a symposium or perform successfully within a small team.

Instead of becoming a biologist, as might have been predicted from her early life, she was turned on to Physics by one of those inspiring teachers that turn up to change the course of one’s life. She became interested in the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Carl Sagan became her hero. It was through this that she entered into a career in SETI – the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. That is what had taken her to the Space Station.

At the time of the destruction of the Earth Helen was still a young girl. She found herself alone, the last surviving human being. I wanted to examine how such a terrible event and horrendous future, with its certainty of being completely alone, with no purpose in sight, might impact on the psychology of such a person.

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Neanderthal – the development of a character

Neanderthal – the development of a character

One of my main characters, Roger Comstock, who came to play a large part in the novel, started life as a minor character. I had originally imagined him in a walk on part, never to be heard of again.

I wanted an expert on Neanderthals and created a university lecturer. I put in some humour and controversy. He was a man who was inspirational for his students, could connect and formed good relationships. I wanted him to be charismatic, knowledgeable, warm, compassionate and human.

At first I was merely using him as a vehicle to explain some theories about Neanderthals and to start the ball rolling on their mysterious disappearance.

As soon as I had written that first scene I knew I had created a character who could have a bigger role in the story so I began developing Roger’s part. Before I knew it he had moved into a central position and became instrumental in how the book developed. The character had taken over the story.

Writing a novel is a fluid experience. A character, or idea, or plot line, can deflect you from your original concept. It grows and takes on a life of its own. You have to write fast to keep up with it.

Roger Comstock did that for Neanderthal. He changed the story.

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New Eden – where the idea came from.

New Eden – where the idea came from.

The idea for this book came from a comment in a documentary on racism and immigration. A young working class racist white man was explaining his thoughts. He said ‘there’s too many of them; too many by far.’ It was a phrase that stuck in my mind.

Then there was a big outbreak of Ebola in Africa. It sounded as if there was no cure for this horrendous disease.

Although this was back in the eighties automation was beginning to displace a lot of the working class. It was quite apparent that we no longer needed a large workforce (a situation that A/I has exacerbated). A huge number of people were becoming surplus to requirements.

The world population was still increasing dramatically. There were likely to be even more unemployed.

At the time I was teaching genetics and gene splicing was on the horizon. We could manufacture specific lethal viruses.

I extrapolated this into the future. I imagined a totalitarian government who adopted the idea posed by the racist man to apply it to all the surplus population.

A novel was born.

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New Website/Blog – Could I ask for a favour??

As everyone who has been following me knows, I have writing my Sci-fi under a different pen name – Ron Forsythe. I have now brought all eleven of my best titles together on a new website/blog to showcase my work.

I intend to sent my books around to various publishers and literary agents shortly (once I have the new site fully up and running). I would like them to refer back to the showcase

The favour I am asking is for you to just check out my new site and feed back your impressions and suggestions.

Thank you so much!! The link is below:

https://ronforsytheauthor.wordpress.com/

All the best to all of you!!

Green – a Sci-fi classic – now available in kindle

I have edited and released Green as a kindle version.

A Sci-fi novel set in the distant future. Elspin is born without a nervous system; a brain with no connection to the world. She is locked within her dreams. She should have withered into nothing but against all the odds she prospered. Politicians and Business-people are at each others throats. The world is in crisis. The Greens are split into factions. Passions are explosive. They find a way of contacting Elspin. What happens when universes clash? Will the world survive?

A Sci-fi novel set in the distant future.Elspin is born without a nervous system; a brain with no connection to the world. She is locked within her dreams. She should have withered into nothing but against all the odds she prospered.Politicians and Business-people are at each others throats. The world is in crisis. The Greens are split into factions. Passions are explosive.They find a way of contacting Elspin. What happens when universes clash? Will the world survive?

Links to some of my books.

Here’s a few links to some of my books. Thank you for having a browse. If there is something that grabs your attention I would be delighted if you should purchase a copy.

So fill my day with joy!!

Neanderthal

 

In the UK:

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Neanderthal-Ron-Forsythe-ebook/dp/B082WL81DH/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=Ron+Forsythe&qid=1587657196&s=books&sr=1-5

 

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Schizoid

 

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Schizoid-Ron-Forsythe/dp/B086B9RS8C/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Ron+Forsythe&qid=1587657926&s=books&sr=1-1

 

 

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https://www.amazon.com/Schizoid-Ron-Forsythe-ebook/dp/B086CD7KTD/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=Ron+Forsythe&qid=1587658106&s=books&sr=1-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Eden

 

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Eden-Ron-Forsythe/dp/B08761GJ3Y/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Ron+Forsythe&qid=1587658183&s=books&sr=1-2

 

 

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Farm 703 – The Human Project

 

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Farm-703-Project-Ron-Forsythe/dp/B086Y6HGHL/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=Ron+Forsythe&qid=1587658545&s=books&sr=1-6

 

 

 

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God’s Bolt

 

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gods-Bolt-Ron-Forsythe/dp/109271359X/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=Ron+Forsythe&qid=1587658655&s=books&sr=1-4

 

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Reawakening

 

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reawakening-Sequel-Gods-Ron-Forsythe/dp/1094954586/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=Ron+Forsythe&qid=1587658836&s=books&sr=1-3

 

 

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Quantum Fever

 

 

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Quantum-Fever-Ron-Forsythe/dp/1711327379/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=Ron+Forsythe&qid=1587659172&s=books&sr=1-7

 

 

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Conexion

 

 

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Conexion-Ron-Forsythe/dp/1729561780/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=Ron+Forsythe&qid=1587659220&s=books&sr=1-9

 

 

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The Gordian Fetish

 

 

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gordian-Fetish-Ron-Forsythe/dp/1981947973/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=Ron+Forsythe&qid=1587659382&s=books&sr=1-8

 

 

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https://www.amazon.com/Gordian-Fetish-Ron-Forsythe-ebook/dp/B078RP7W21/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=Ron+Forsythe&qid=1587659321&s=books&sr=1-7

 

Thank you all for your great reviews of the Nick Harper book.

Thank you all for your great reviews of the Nick Harper book. Just to let you know I have received another batch. If anybody would like a signed copy directly from me they are available. BTW they do have a few photos of Roy and a bit about him as well. Cheers!

email me for the address: opher@hotmail.co.uk

Otherwise they are available on Amazon.

New Eden – A Sci-fi novel – a manmade virus pandemic threatens the end of mankind.

New Eden – A Sci-fi novel – a manmade virus pandemic threatens the end of mankind.

There are too many people. Life is becoming impossible. The government decides on a cull. A virus is designed and released. Only the vaccinated will survive. It is 100% lethal.

Things go wrong.

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Latest Poetry Book – Long Ago and In Between – is now available in paperback!!

For all those who enjoy my poetry my latest poetry book – Long Ago and In between – is now available in paperback!

Why not buy one to adorn your shelf and tease your mind??

My new Poetry Book – Long Ago And In Between – is now available in Kindle!!

I am delighted to announce that my seventeenth book of poetry – Long Ago And In Between – is now available in Kindle.

It is a compendium of my latest poetry – mainly connected to the Covid crisis. Highly political and full of social bite it offends everyone! But there are a few Love poems in their too.

The usual themes can be found – the environment, socialism and love.

Support your local writer and make my day!!

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Stay safe – Opher