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Old January 20 2012, 03:32 PM   #1
Yantios Oluen
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Gordon Medley's Final Frontier!

Hi everyone,
I've just published my comedy Star Trek-ish novel entitled 'Gordon Medley's Final Frontier' in eBook form on Amazon (under the pen-name David Hall). I'd really love to know what people here think. To that end, I'd like to give away 5 free copies to BBS users. If you'd like one, please just email me before midnight (GMT) on Sunday 29th Jan, saying "A free copy please!" and I'll email you your ebook! (eskdalebooks@gmail.com)
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The novel is a sort-of parody on TOS; I say 'sort of' because I love Star Trek, and I want to make it clear that that comes across through the book. It does poke some gentle fun at the characters, but the story is meaty and powerful, and I hope and believe true ST fans will love it!
I hope to hear from you, so please do come and claim your free copy!

Here's a bit of blurb:
England, 1989. Star Trek fan Gordon Medley has the organisational skills of an earthquake, and the decision-making skills of an old sock; in short, he’s exactly the sort of person you wouldn’t entrust with anything remotely important, especially a magical orb that could save the entire planet from its imminent destruction. But that is exactly what his mysterious colleague does.


Gordon knows the orb is just a snooker ball, and that the colleague is clearly suffering some sort of breakdown. Still, humouring him, Gordon takes the ‘orb’ and vows to protect it.


But when an ex-pupil, now an adult, comes back into his life, clonks him on the head with a wok and leads him up a ramp and into a spaceship which has landed in his back garden, Gordon realises that either he’s the one having the breakdown, or that something out-of-this-world really is happening. Or both. And if that’s the case, the snooker ball he’s been entrusted with must actually be the vitally important orb his colleague said it was. Which is a shame, because Gordon can’t remember where he put it.


And so, Gordon Medley, clumsy and vacant though he is, becomes embroiled in an epic tale of planetary destruction, out-of-control super-computers, and time-travel. And throughout his voyage of self-discovery, he is faced with a question which he cannot begin to answer: why are all the people he meets so similar to the crew of the Starship Enterprise?
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Old January 20 2012, 06:02 PM   #2
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Re: Gordon Medley's Final Frontier!

that does sound raher entertaining in a Pratchettian manner.
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Old January 20 2012, 06:18 PM   #3
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Re: Gordon Medley's Final Frontier!

captcalhoun wrote: View Post
that does sound raher entertaining in a Pratchettian manner.
Thanks! And dare I say also an Adamsian manner...?! A bold claim. Douglas Adams was the master and I'm not saying my writing comes anywhere close to his. It is different. But it is slightly Adamsian.
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Old January 20 2012, 06:28 PM   #4
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Re: Gordon Medley's Final Frontier!

^ Indeed it does, but perhaps even more so, Hitchikers Guide...esque !

Hope it does well. Just sent an email...
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Old January 20 2012, 06:48 PM   #5
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Re: Gordon Medley's Final Frontier!

Ok, I realise now that posting the same thing in more than one forum can be seen as spamming. Sorry about that. I'm just trying to find out how to delete the other threads I've started.
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Old January 20 2012, 11:16 PM   #6
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Re: Gordon Medley's Final Frontier!

If you ask the mods, they can delete it for you.
This sounds like it could be fun, but I think I'm gonna wait to see how others react before I make a final decision.
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Old January 21 2012, 01:40 AM   #7
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If you ask the mods, they can delete it for you.
This sounds like it could be fun, but I think I'm gonna wait to see how others react before I make a final decision.
Thanks for saying it could be fun! You're right, it could be. Let me know if you'd like a free copy. Then you could find out for yourself!
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Old January 21 2012, 05:48 AM   #8
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Re: Gordon Medley's Final Frontier!

I've already got a huge backlog of stuff I want to get through before I add anymore to my to read list. I'll save the free one for someone who might get around to reading it in the near future.
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Old January 21 2012, 08:15 PM   #9
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I've already got a huge backlog of stuff I want to get through before I add anymore to my to read list. I'll save the free one for someone who might get around to reading it in the near future.
Very considerate! Thanks for taking an interest.
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