My science fiction mystery – Exit, Pursued by a Bee – looks great on Kindle – even on my PC version buy it here I need the sales!
Over the weekend I was kindly informed by someone who recently worked in the editorial offices of a SF publishing house that I should play down the original premise aspect of my Left Luggage trilogy when my agent queries to publishers. They are businesses and as such prefer to not gamble with the market, but take on tried and tested formulae. Shame. At least Left Luggage is the story of an apocalyptic Earth. The reader doesn’t know why the aliens left a pandora’s box with the virus (that’s the original bit: a disease not thought of before) that wipes out everyone eventually unless you can run and hide. It’s a story of survival, retaliation, coping and much more. Funny though, that publishers of the most creative people and ideas don’t really want to take chances on new ideas.
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