Party Animals

      Myfanwy Tilley
Party Animals

Since her son’s murder, Kerry Williams has been unwilling to connect with other people. Her anger rages behind a veneer of superficial pleasantries that she invokes in order to endure her daily existence with some grace. She has come to see her life as an earthly purgatory, and when she goes to an old acquaintance’s fiftieth birthday party, she feels she may be about to descend into hell.Over five hundred years since the start of the Space Age and humanity has still not yet broken out of the prison of the solar system. Generation ships have been sent to nearby star systems, but the sublight speeds involved means that nobody has returned yet. Warp drives and worm holes have been around for centuries, although only in science fiction. Running short on resources in the solar system–even Saturn's rings have been strip-mined–humanity needs some divine intervention. Instead, they get Boris S. Vladnitz, a down on his luck captain of a battered spaceship. Follow along with Captain Vladnitz and his crew of wildcatters on board the Arkhangel as they eke out a living among the snowballs and rocks of the Kuiper Belt and finally get the chance of humanity's lifetime, if they survive the trip–and each other.Saint Vladnitz is the first story in the Borgia Trajectory, a series set in the same universe as the Eichi Testaments, back when the Galactic Empire wasn't even a glimmer in the eyes of the corporations that ruled Earth.

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    The Cockroach

      Myfanwy Tilley
The Cockroach

Has a bee ever fallen into your shirt? Or has a spider crawled up your trouser leg? And while you were jumping around wildly and tearing at your clothes to get rid of the intruder, were you mortified when you couldn’t find it anywhere, leaving you to obsess about where it might be? ‘The Cockroach’ is a short and mischievous story that takes that horror to a higher and more uncomfortable level.Code of the Fates, is a science fiction & fantasy story that chronicles the adventures of the unlikely hero Captain, in the post oil age. Thousands of years into the future, world scientists compete to improve the human animal with woolier and keener traits from the animal kingdom. The fate of humanity's free will hangs in the balance when a potential mind-control weapon is implanted in the brain of a young man nick-named Code-E. To curb the potential world dominating power of a few greedy multinationals, the Fates create a hero out of a beer brewer, launching an adventure of vampire battles, banking revolutions and water rights wars.129,000+ word count / 155 pages depending on the reader. This novel is book 1 of the 2 book ode to impossible mini-series. Release date goal for book 2 is 2014.

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    The License

      Myfanwy Tilley
The License

The year is 2054. Climate change has wreaked havoc on the earth, and liberal democracy has become just a 'quaint idea'. The only thing that flourishes in the modern world is bureaucracy. And corruption.Climate change has brought an end to liberal democracy and ushered in a bureaucratic totalitarianism as a means of managing the dwindling resources of the planet. In 2054, everything is regulated, from the safety ratings of households to who can live with whom. Richard Croft, an adminocrat working with the Bureau of Parenting, Marriages and Dying, issues - amongst other things - parenting licenses. Claire Monet is a young woman, desperate to have a child before she is deemed too old: twenty-six being the maximum age at which a parenting license will be issued to a woman. When Richard and Claire meet it is deviousness that endures, not rules and regulations. The License is a short and light-hearted sketch of a world we may possibly face in the not-too-distant future: a world utterly shrouded in paperwork and bound by red tape, but where human nature - as we have always known it - still triumphs.

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    Sons of Adam

      Myfanwy Tilley
Sons of Adam

Reid Palmer is all set to go mountaineering in Pakistan’s Karakoram ranges; an adventure of a lifetime. When his younger and somewhat self-serving brother invites himself along, Reid is unable to resist the temptation to teach him a salutary lesson. Reid’s journey is a cathartic experience on many levels, and it is one that he believes will change his life forever. But does it?Reid Palmer is fifty years old, and he feels like time is running out to have some of the adventures he has always dreamed of. He is determined to realise his dream of mountaineering in Pakistan’s Karakoram Mountains, but when his younger brother, Wil, invites himself along, it becomes a contest. Wil is the favoured son of their parents, Adam and Evelyn Palmer. He is self-assured, but also very self-serving, having - amongst other things - moved interstate, abandoning Reid to care for their ageing parents alone. Reid’s resentments are many, and he decides that Wil should be exposed for what he is. In the mountains, however, everyone is humbled by Nature: by her beauty, her capriciousness, and her indiscriminate favour. And as Reid experiences Nature in all her might, he finally comes to understand his ego’s imperfections and vulnerabilities. When Wil falls into a crevasse, Reid overcomes his bitterness and risks his life to save him, but is Wil changed by his near-death experience?"Sons of Adam" is a modern day version of ‘Cain and Abel’ and is a solid tale of jealousy, selfishness, and revenge.

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