It is always a tricky thing to ask professional and famous authors to endorse the work of an unknown writer even if published. However, I am bowed with humility by the graciousness of the greats who have responded to my request for a publishable comment on the science fiction book, ARIA – volume one: Left Luggage – being published by LL-Publications this year. So far I have had positive endorsements from
Brad Lineweaver: Geoff Nelder asks all the right questions (He refers to the issues in the novel where people have difficult decisions to make about what aspects of life is most critical).
Jon Courtenay Grimwood: Geoff Nelder wears science fiction like other people wear clothes.
Robert J Sawyer commented that Left Luggage is a fascinating project.
Mike Resnick: ARIA has an intriguing premise, and is written in a very accessible style.
Dan Simmons wishes me luck and success with ARIA but was too busy to read the manuscript – no problem, I quite understand.
Years ago I would not have dreamed of talking to and writing to the best and admired SF writers in the world and yet they are real people and remarkably accessible. The warmth is tangible. Thanks too to the Chester SF/F rebel book group meeting tonight. We discussed Greg Bear’s Hull Zero Three and although we disagreed in many ways, we are glued by a common admiration of the genre.
Then back home to write more paragraphs on ARIA volume three.