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About the book
They say you always remember your first. Every moment. Every glance. Every touch. Everything that either of you said. And it’s true. I’ve never forgotten the first woman I slept with. Or the first person I killed. But then, they were both the same night, both in the same place…both were the same person. (First One)
When Angels return to the control room for the first time in over five hundred years they get a shock. Rather than reverting and losing the ability to create fire again, mankind has made immense leaps forward. Find out how the Angels react. (Everyone Out)
Thrown back in time to 1978 I find myself re-living decades of time. Knowing what is to come creates both opportunities and immense pain. (Déjà Vu)
When a test flight goes wrong and reaches a previously unknown level of hyperspace the crew make an amazing discovery. Wounds that should kill heal almost instantly with no pain. As members of the crew carry out ever more extreme tests Captain Shana starts to suspect that all is not well. (Test Flight)
About the author
Simon Goodson is the author of the highly rated ‘Wanderer’s Escape’ science fiction novel, the first of three books (so far) in the Wanderer’s Odyssey series. He is also the author of the two exciting ‘Dark Soul Silenced’ fantasy books.
His short stories cover a variety of speculative fiction including, but not limited to, science fiction and fantasy. Several of the short stories are freely available from www.simongoodson.com, while many more are available in the collection ‘Last Sunrise & Other Stories’.
Simon fits in writing around a full time job as an IT Consultant and a hectic family life looking after his son and two daughters. He can most often be found writing at lunchtimes and during the commute home.
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