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Nebula Yorker (“Neb” to his friends) finds himself on the water planet of Marine in a race to recover a long lost Triopelian Star Chart he previously never knew existed.
Along the way Neb encounters new friends and a villainous brother and sister team bent on doing whatever they must to get their hands on the star chart first – including mayhem and murder.
One cocky android, one imbibed professor, one universal(ly) renowned scientist and one ice breathing sassy Water Dragon make Neb wonder whether the past 3 years travelling with Halley’s Casino was just a peaceful lull?
Who will find the star chart first?
What are the implications if Neb doesn’t?
And what does a Water Moon have to do with all of this?
John Lennon seems to know….
Halley’s Casino will continue with “Return Trip” Halley’s Casino IIIRead sample chapter
Halley’s Casino is set in 1986. 26-year old Nebula Yorker (Neb to his friends), is patiently awaiting the return of Halley’s Comet. He is about to discover that the world is not what it seems.
Upon the arrival of Halley’s Comet, Neb is confronted by a mysterious stranger who literally swoops out of the night sky. What happens next will change the course of Neb’s life and that of all he befriends.
This stranger (Mr. Tict) reveals to Neb that Halley’s is not a comet at all, but an Intergalactic Casino that has been posing as a comet for countless years. Mr. Tict is the Concierge of the Casino and he has come back to Earth to recruit Neb as his assistant.
What happens next is an eye-opening experience for young Neb that no one on Earth can imagine. It can only be explained by watching old Star Trek reruns, while eating cheese sandwiches and drinking hot chocolate. From androids with attitude to a vast assortment of alien beings and historic individuals, with a touch of time travel from ancient Babylon to 1757 London and back to Rome of 12 BCE, Neb soon learns that his past, present and future have always lain in the stars above.
It’s a rock and roll ride chock full of chaos, a formidable nemesis, drama, satire, humour, death and new beginnings, with revelations that Neb never saw coming.
Even John Lennon is amused!
Starting out on a quiet evening of star gazing, Nebula Yorker finds himself caught up in the most extraordinary time travel and planet saving adventure of a lifetime.
And that’s only the beginning of what is to come.
Think Hitch Hikers Guide meets Red Dwarf meets Bill & Ted
meets Dr Who meets The Stainless Steel Rat meets Star Trek
for tea and a chat
Halley’s Casino is the 1st in the Halley’s Casino Trilogy
Just a guy with an imagination who has dreamt his whole
life awake, looking up to the heavens above, gazing at the stars out my bedroom window.
Wishing I was somewhere else until I realised that being where I was wasn’t so bad after all.
Huge fan of SCTV, Monty Python, Saturday Night Live, Mel Brooks
The Marx Brothers, Wayne & Shuster. These influences I believe are reflected in my work.
Did you know it takes 13 muscles in your face to laugh?
Give or take.
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Q&A with VincentHow would you increase literacy?
Make it come alive in schools everywhere at any age
Put down the phone and read a book campaign!
Hard to say in some ways.
One sometimes does not know if they are reading a blockbuster until they pick up that book and start reading.
One person 's idea of a block buster may not be another but if you can not put the book down it may well be that blockbuster
I have a vast array of books that I have read, political, drama, satire.
rock n roll, bio's, history, science fiction of course. Anything that grabs my attention is inspiring.
If you have a love for the written word, follow your passion even if it take years to accomplish . When I finished high school I told everyone I was going to write a book now I have after all those years. I have not 1 but 2 and the 3rd is on its way
Be discipline, Be honest and most importantly DO IT FOR YOU! Don't do it to become rich and famous if your work is good, time will compensate and if not, "Hey you wrote a book man!"
When I was 10 years old I found a 1912 Remington typewriter at home in a closet just sitting there waiting to be re-found. I ask my Mom if I could play with it. Having the imagination I had and have I started to put it on paper. The best toy if you can call it that at least for a 10 year old.