Latest Release – CHAT!

CHATScience Fiction fans, prepare for a feast of futurism with more than a dash of philosophy as the CHAT network hits the streets!

From the pen of Peter Lihou, CHAT is available on 27th November, 2020 in paperback and Kindle versions (see the link to pre-order your copy below!)

The social media giants of the early decades in the 21st century have died and been replaced by ‘CHAT’, a new artificial intelligence network built on a powerful quantum computer, affectionately called the ‘Engine’.

Avoiding the failings of its predecessors and free from the misuse of data, CHAT has become ubiquitous. A key feature, powered by the Engine, is the network’s ability to translate any language to the language of the user, in real time; meaning that everyone around the world can speak to each other as if they are all speaking the same language.

CHAT’s artificial intelligence was developed at a remote campus of Cambridge University in Warwick, England. The academics at Warwick, led by Professor Nick Caine, continue to search for new languages, both human and non-human, to extend the capabilities of the Engine. CHAT’s  public relations executive, Tiffany Hope, spreads the word on all the latest news from Warwick to the entire global network of CHAT users.

Under the management of Professor Caine and his team at Warwick, the Engine polls the internet for signals to translate around the entire planet and even beyond, by connecting to a wide range of equipment ranging from wildlife monitors to space stations. But one such ‘signal’ that initially eludes the translation abilities of the Engine gets the attention of one of the university department’s sponsors, the US military intelligence agency.

As the mysterious signal, code-named, Alpha285, gradually reveals more about its origins, Nick is subjected to increasing pressure from his sponsors to allow the agency to take control.

Set in a future where the legacy of past generations’ environmental abuse has come home to roost, and human ingenuity has created innovative solutions that attempt to arrest the damage, the pursuit of knowledge about Alpha285 becomes fraught with danger and intrigue.

–––And don’t miss the launch on Kindle by pre-ordering today! –––

 

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Excerpt from the Pandemic Anthology, ‘With Love, Comes Hope’

 

With Love, Comes Hope

Doug Dunn, England

I live in Bovey Tracey, Devon, a member of a small Writing
for Pleasure group. Through lockdown we have kept going
meeting online and have been given this month”s
homework assignment. To write a very short story or poem
of exactly 100 words on Water. Our teacher Maria
Kinnersley called it a ‘drabble’.

Here is my poem, inspired by recently listening to SmallSat
Program Manager John Baker from the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory in California speaking to 900 people at the
online Conference for Global Transformation.
…….
Read on…

‘With Love, Comes Hope’ is now available from Amazon sites around the world in print and Kindle versions

    

All proceeds to the international humanitarian charity, ‘Bridge2’

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Now Available Worldwide, the Pandemic Anthology!

With Love, Comes Hope: Stories & Inspiration during the 2020 Pandemic

Now available on Amazon sites worldwide in paperback and Kindle formats, the international anthology on the Coronavirus.

Order your copy now!

All proceeds to charity.

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BBC Radio Guernsey’s Oscar Pearson Interview – With Love, Come Hope!

BBC Radio Guernsey’s, Oscar Pearson, interviews Maureen Moss and Sarah Griffith about  the release of ‘With Love, Comes Hope: Stories & Inspiration during the 2020 Pandemic’.
Available on Amazon sites 
around the world: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CRWWT82

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With Love, Comes Hope – Available to Pre-Order

An anthology of unedited short stories, poems, and articles from around the world during the 2020 Pandemic.

Now available to pre-order on Kindle prior to the official release on 31st July in print and Kindle versions.

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Comes-Hope-Inspiration-Pandemic-ebook/dp/B08CRWWT82/

 

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With Love, Comes Hope: Stories & Inspiration during the 2020 Pandemic

Whether you are self-isolating, supporting those who are, or one of the many fabulous key workers keeping the rest of us alive and sane, we would like to invite you to submit a story or poem for inclusion in our anthology.

No previous writing experience is required and if selected, editorial advice will be given. There will be a word count limit announced shortly.

Our book is a ‘not for profit’ venture and the proceeds will go to an international charity. So this won’t make you rich! But it will give you a chance to be included in a record of these trying times. We are especially looking for inspirational stories, humorous and uplifting submissions that will raise the spirits of people around the world.

The language will be English but submissions are very welcome from any country in the world. The finished book will be available in paperback and on Kindle internationally and each writer will be named.

To register your interest, please visit our Facebook page where further details will soon be announced: https://www.facebook.com/greatliterature/

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The All-Time Greats!

Love Reading!

Some books leave such a powerful impression you just want to let others know about them. Here are some of ours and if you agree, please vote for them and feel free to add your own.

Whether your favorite was moving, funny, thrilling, enlightening or captured your attention in some other way, please share your good fortune with others!

 

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The Book Awards Winner 2018 – The Butterfly Bee Lady and The Bee by I G Oliver!

She’s young, beautiful and is the daughter of the Butterfly Bee Lady, who was once a Queen of dragonflies, along with her twin sister Sindeena; but by fate and malice and a mysterious form of magic was changed into the first Butterfly. She is pursued by her evil twin sister Sindeena and her minions in a never-ending search for her and her daughter, who hold in their hands a power to change life and open doors to a very different world, and more… which can also bring the most terrifying and beautiful creatures out of the woodwork…

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1786936461

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More to Life by Maureen Moss

Divorce. Career kaput. A house move. Three of life’s scariest situations all hit Rachael as she’s entering her forties. This is definitely not the future she signed up for. What’s a girl to do? Run away, of course. Flinging off convention, she plans a wild, exciting and challenging adventure, heading to the East in the hope of finding some meaning in her life. To leave her three teenage children behind is unthinkable. However, any decisions regarding their place in the picture are not hers alone to make: her ex has a few words to say about her plans. Could he scupper her dream? Come along for the ride with Rachael and her family as they stumble through weird encounters, meeting quirky, and often downright peculiar, characters on their travels.

More to Life is a light-hearted look at family relationships when tested in unfamiliar environments.

 

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500 Years of Island Life

From the early 1400s to the 21st century, the island of Guernsey was a microcosm of society edging its way from feudalism towards democracy. During those 500 years, the Lihou family worked and lived on the island and their story is woven into many of the great events that have shaped, not just the island, but the wider world.

Sixteen generations of the Lihou family span the half-millennium of this story and with each generation, a unique view of the society and context of their everyday lives unfolds.

Where historical records have established the facts, as with Parish registers, they have been included. Oral history, books and reports have also provided much of the historical detail. But where no such records exist, conjecture has been used to create a possible version of events, which affords a rare glimpse into the lives of our ancestors.

Link to book

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