Thursday, October 29, 2009
BOTB Semifinalist - Balant: A Beginning, by Sam Smith
Balant: A Beginning, by Sam Smith
The first in a 5 book SF series, Towards the unMaking of Heaven, Balant: A Beginning is the tale of three young spacemen - Dag Olvess, Malamud Bey and Pi Pandy (the narrator) - who get marooned on a planet. To survive, not only do they have to adapt to a cave-dwelling planetary life, but they also have to deal with wild creatures, savages, slave traders and the other space species on the planet, the Nautili.
A boy's own adventure.
Sam Smith is the editor of The Journal (once 'of Contemporary Anglo-Scandinavian Poetry'), publisher of Original Plus books. He is also proud to be Poetry Editor of BeWrite Books. Born Blackpool 1946, now living in Maryport, Cumbria, freelance writer, most recently employed as an amusement arcade cashier, he has also been a psychiatric nurse, residential social worker, milkman, plumber, laboratory analyst, groundsman, sailor, computer operator, scaffolder, gardener, painter & decorator........ working at anything, in fact, which has paid the rent, enabled him to raise my three daughters and which hasn't got too much in the way of his writing. He now has several poetry collections and novels to his name. (See his website here.)
For more information, or to purchase a copy of Balant: A Beginning, click here.