Gordon Medley's Final Frontier!

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Yantios Oluen, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Yantios Oluen

    Yantios Oluen Ensign Newbie

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    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)
    More info

    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?
     
  2. captcalhoun

    captcalhoun Admiral Admiral

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    that does sound raher entertaining in a Pratchettian manner.
     
  3. Yantios Oluen

    Yantios Oluen Ensign Newbie

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    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.
     
  4. Relayer1

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

    Hope it does well. Just sent an email...
     
  5. Yantios Oluen

    Yantios Oluen Ensign Newbie

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    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.
     
  6. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

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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.
     
  7. Yantios Oluen

    Yantios Oluen Ensign Newbie

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    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!
     
  8. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

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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.
     
  9. Yantios Oluen

    Yantios Oluen Ensign Newbie

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    Very considerate! Thanks for taking an interest.