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The Genesis Debt -  Barry Woodham
 

 

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The Genesis Debt
by Barry Woodham 
UK price: £8.00   US price: $15.95
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 226
ISBN: 0-595-46411-4
Published: Aug-2007

More information at http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/barrywoodham

A sequel to Genesis 2, The Genesis Debt continues the nail biting dramatisation of the conflict between the tyrannical Gnathe Link-soo-shan and the recreated humans on the shrunken planet, Jupiter, over six million years in the future. The Genesis Debt will be paid by the Gnathe by defying the laws of space and time


Rescue One - Sketch by the Author

Book Description

The Genesis Debt is a sequel to Genesis 2. Long after the sun has entered its red giant stage, the human race is recreated by nannite Guardians on a Jupiter that has had its great gas mantle stripped away. Instead of a gas giant the nannite crew find a seeded world teaming with life on a super continent that stretches from pole to pole. Several years after the defeat of the Tyrant, Ender-whann-soo’s Brood-mother daughters devise a way to reach out to the people of Earth, six million years into the past. In doing so, the riddle of the Gnathe’s existence on this world will at last be explained and the possibility of saving the human and ape civilisation from the expanding sun becomes a reality.

The blood debt of the Gnathe will be paid in full or Link-soo-shan’s revenge will destroy them all.

About the author

Barry Woodham was born in 1943 and has lived in Swindon all his life. He spent his working life as a design engineer/draughtsman and worked on the nuclear fusion project for thirteen years. Finding himself with nothing to read one lunchtime he began to write the saga of the Gnathe and after many of his colleagues began to read as quickly as he could finish the chapters, he continued on and finished the book.

Having been able to take early retirement, he now has more time to devote to writing than in the past, also spending time fishing and walking his dogs.

 

Also by Barry Woodham:

Genesis 2                         
by Barry Woodham 
UK price: £13.58    Our price: $24.95
Format: Paperback
Size : 6 x 9
Pages: 470
ISBN: 0-595-33560-8
Published: Nov-2004

The novel is extremely well written, imaginative, and full of great ideas and concepts, which at its best reminds and bears similar styles to the works of Niven and Pournelle. It examines how alien races may differ in their culture and beliefs, and brings the reader a wonderful tale of how these races interact with the human survivors of Earth.

From the Evening Advertiser, Thursday, December 2, 2004 :

  Writer says he’s over the moon

Final frontier for sci-fi fan

  By David Andrew

A science fiction fanatic from Swindon has had his first novel published.

            Barry Woodham, 61, who was a design engineer on the nuclear fusion project, has loved sci-fi since he was a child.

            Now his self-financed book, ‘Genesis 2’, has been published and he is already working on the sequel.

            He has been given assurance that the book will be taken by libraries and shops in Swindon .

            The novel is set six million years into the future, when mankind tries to establish itself on Jupiter.

            Barry, of Old Town, said: “I’m absolutely over the moon about it being published. Everybody that has read it so far has found it addictive and couldn’t put it down.”

            Barry, who is married with three sons, has paid a publisher to edit and produce the first five copies of the book.

            He said: “I tried normal publishers but unless you have a name, nobody is interested. So in the end I thought that if I could just get it into print, then at least I would have something to show people.

“But it’s one thing getting it published and quite another getting it marketed.”

He is hoping a bigger print run will follow depending on the initial response.

He said: “I’ve been reading sci-fi since I was about twelve years old. I have read Analogue magazine, which used to be called Astounding Science Fiction, for about 40 years. I’ve got a scientific background and I know what is good sci-fi and what isn’t.

“I used to be a designer draughtsman working on the nuclear fusion project at the Culham laboratories in Oxfordshire.”

Joint European Torus is the world’s largest nuclear fusion research facility. It is a collaboration between all European fusion organisations. One day in a quiet moment at work Barry started to write. He said: “A number of my colleagues used to gather round the drawing board, and later my computer, to see when the next chapter was going to be written.”

He took early retirement at the age of 54 and has been writing ever since.

He is delighted with the response so far from readers. He said: “The publisher said that he never produced a book that is as good as mine.”

 

Genesis2 costs £13.54 and is currently available at www.amazon.com

 

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