After a long break due to a hectic day job, Covid-dodging and concentrating on other projects, I've finally managed to complete a book! Sentinel - Voyager Book 2 Sentinel is the sequel to Voyager, my very successful second book. It had a difficult gestation, being abandoned about a year ago after a shaky start, and… Continue reading Sentinel – the new thriller by Carl Rackman
Voyager, my second novel, was an anomaly, much like the central premise of its story. I’d just written Irex, an intense, brooding and claustrophobic historical mystery; I expected to continue in a similar vein. Instead, I had a very vivid dream in the summer of 2016 in which I saw the central motif of Voyager’s… Continue reading Voyager – an odyssey in the making!
I will start off by saying this is a brilliant book. Matterhorn is the codename for a hill held by a battalion of the US Marines of the 5th Marine Div, one of several named after European mountains. I began reading and the sense of place and the general atmospehere of the book was captivating… Continue reading Matterhorn – by Karl Marlantes
This is a great read and worthy follow-up to Hope, the author's first book in this trilogy. Picking up decades after Hope in the year 2061, Britain is now a plastic, contrived social media theme park dominated by a dynastic corporate family. The so-called megacities provide corporate playgrounds for a shallow, facile population of wannabe… Continue reading Wasteland by Terry Tyler
Storytelling is the creative skill du jour. It's an increasingly common way for ordinary people to express their imagination to the world at large. The rise of self-publishing and its tyrannical champion, Amazon, has given an unprecedented platform to those who want to express themselves through writing. Having cut their literary teeth on the digital… Continue reading The Indie Wasteland – A Post-Apocalyptic Trap for the Unwary