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My first novel, Changers' Summer is now up on Amazon US and UK

There is a review and interview on Lyrical Brown's YA Review Blog here:

http://lyricalreviewsya.blogspot.com/2011/09/self-publishing-spotlight-changers.html

One hundred years ago a group of mysterious scientists took charge of the Earth's weather in order to control climate change. Their experiments damaged the planet and in the ensuing chaos they disappeared.

Tom is a twelve year old boy living on a farming commune in a world of constant cloud and acid rain. When one of the "Changers" appears in the grain barn out of thin air, Tom is forced into an adventure where he must choose between his family and friends, and helping the Changers repair the damage they have done.

The Changers are back, but can they be trusted this time?

Changers' Summer is a 60,000 word Young Adult/Children's dystopian science fiction novel about climate change, genetics and the consequences of science.

The book is now picking up some good reviews on Amazon with 3.9 stars average from 20 reviews.

"I really enjoyed this book, I can't say enough good about it! What a fantastic summer book for kids! It was exciting and fast paced, it kept me guessing about what would happen next!"

"The story starts brilliantly. The Changers' appearance is enthralling and I was on the edge of my seat..."

"This is a sci fi with environmental issues as a focus, which is a very modern concept, as it adresses global problems. It is suitable for any age, as it does not contain profanity or other content unsuitable for young readers. I think adults will enjoy it as well. I believe it would also make a great scholastic addition. "

Changers' Summer - YA Science fiction Novel.

Buy it here :

Amazon US
Amazon UK

Many thanks

Mike
 

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Just read your IndieView on Simon Royle's blog. I really like the concept of using "climate change, overuse of genetic engineering and the dangers of meddling with nature" as the overriding conflict in a SF adventure.

All the best with it, Mike.

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VickiT said:
Just read your IndieView on Simon Royle's blog. I really like the concept of using "climate change, overuse of genetic engineering and the dangers of meddling with nature" as the overriding conflict in a SF adventure.

All the best with it, Mike.

Cheers
Vicki
Thanks Vicki. I am hoping that the book does make some people think, although the "dangers of science" stuff is very much in the background beneath the fast-paced adventure.

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The opening few paragraphs:

It was raining the day it started. The thin, green, sticky rain that stuck your hair to your head in tangled strands. The kind of rain that dripped in long strings from the bottom of your coat.

Tom sat at the kitchen window looking out across the farmyard, his feet tucked under him. He half watched the rain and half watched his mother baking. Although Tom didn't like the green rain - he hated the way it marked your shoes and stained your clothes -- it was a welcome sight after the days of yellow rain.

You couldn't go out in the yellow rain. It attacked your clothes, ate holes in the soles of your shoes and generally messed you up. Yellow rain meant days stuck in doors.

 
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