Introducing Herebe

July 9, 2013 | 3 comments

I wrote a short novel about Silicon Valley, startups, and, well, dragons. It’s a little different to the kind of thing I normally share here, but bear with me.

From a review on Amazon UK:

What happens when dragons appear over California? And why are they appearing? And how can our hero use them to get himself a good tech job?

This book is a bit hard to categorise. It has elements of fairy tales, without reading like one. It’s got enough computing terminology to make me feel like I might have learned something. It’s got some pretty pointed moral philosophising. It’s urban fantasy. It’s comedy. It’s got a hint of Chuck Palaniuk, a dollop of Douglas Coupland and also a touch of Tom Holt.

And on Amazon.com:

OMG, this book was a lot of fun. Take all the magic of JK Rowlings and set it in the get-rich-quick start-up fever world of San Francisco, subtract all the douchiness of that Bravo TV series, add a touch of Firefly wittiness, and you get magic for big kids.

So, er, that’s that. Here’s that Amazon link again.

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3 Comments

  1. So glad you published this – I heartily enjoyed reading it as you wrote it and have been reading a lot of Cory Doctorow stuff lately which reminds me of you! (I read you first so its that way round).

    katiepiatt July 19, 2013 (11:16 am)
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