Shiny Young Adult


Hack people’s minds and you can do anything.
Chris Noonan wants to be spoken of in the same breath as the top hackers in the world. The trouble is, he’s only starting out, and no one has even heard of him.
Meanwhile, a new hacker called Sloom has just cracked the hardwall. The hardwall has been unbeatable for twenty years, protecting everyone’s neural implants from external interference. If Chris could do the same, he’d be unstoppable, a legend in the hacker world. Others have been trying for years, so how did Sloom break through, and how can he recreate it?
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Violent Science


The war is over, but the fighting has just begun.
Kyra Sarin just inherited a world of pain and trouble. Baltasar’s patents almost killed him, so it’s with a certain glee that he passes them on to Kyra.
The word is out: she’s rich, she’s influential, and she has no idea what she’s doing. It doesn’t take long for the sharks to start circling.
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24 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. You have gained a new fan! Started Bite on the line and once I got past weird coloured people I was hooked! Tolbert is brilliant, I also love the inventions, they are really cool.
    I couldn’t wait to get the omnibus and read the first story in one sitting! Loved the huggies! Enjoy the way you have made the characters so believable.
    Looking forward to Bite of Death.
    Not getting any work done ,cos I can’t put them down. Well done!
    I have left a review on Amazon

    • Thanks, Marlene. That’s awesome, there’s nothing that brightens my day more, than hearing someone loves my books 🙂 Thanks for reading and leaving a review, I really appreciate it.


  2. I’ve just started reading your book The bite at the end of the line and I’m really enjoying reading this book. I’ll be reading more of your books on my Kindle ( can’t wait ) xx

        • It took me a little while 🙂 Hard Vacuum 1 ended on a cliffhanger, so I didn’t want to leave people waiting too long on that series for the next one.

          ‘The Bite of Forest Dark’ is planned to come out about 1st March. I’m looking forward to writing it now.

  3. I loved the bytarend series. I downloaded them on my kindle app as a way to pass a boring lunch hour and they were worth way more than the 3 or so quid I spent on them. Can’t wait for the next book to come out. Thanks for the great books and keep them coming xx

  4. just finished bite on the line. highly engaging and entertaining read. makes you want to turn the page to see what’s coming next. I like your humour. on to the next

  5. When I finished Hard Vacuum I had to read the next book as the cliff-hanger ending was fantastic. I’m not a big book reader, due to dyslexia, but I couldn’t put Planet Zero down. It’s the best book I’ve ever read. I can’t wait for Kyra Sarin to return

    • Wow, that’s high praise, Chris. I’m so glad you liked it so much. There’s not too long until Violent Science comes out, either 🙂

      Thanks for your message. That’ll put a spring in my step for the day!

  6. Simon you sent me a copy of Hard Vacuum and I have a review ready for you, but I can’t seem to find your email address. Here is mine s.snider96@yahoo.com
    Thanks Steve
    Ps I loved the book!!

  7. Just finished HV1. I have to agree with your thoughts on the 80s. Although I am normally a hard core SF reader for 60 years. I thoroughly enjoyed the story. Also took me back to some of the stories I read when I was discovering reading and SF in particular. Thank you

  8. Hi Simon
    Have just finished the Bytarend series – thank you for such an amazing set of books. I loved everyone of them! The characters were real and the adventures great!

  9. RE your survey Simon, are you going to win trying to please every one? As you say, we all have our own favourites and those are the books we shall buy. Don’t mix genres in a book. Keep as you are, writing your stories, your series as you have been.
    But maybe that’s me.
    Surprise us.

    • Hi Pete. Absolutely. I’m not planning on mixing genres. I think I’m being unclear in the emails, but I’m just planning on mostly writing one genre next year, based on what people want.

      I’ve been all over the map until now, writing too many genres and I need to be a bit more focused 🙂

      Thanks for letting me know. I need to clarify in my next email.


  10. Hi simon i havent read your books but i would love to buy them someday i would love to hear from you because i want to become a science fiction writer too i just need inspiration thanks

    • Hi Kyle,
      Glad to hear you want to be a sci-fi writer. In terms of inspiration, I can repeat what inspired me: that right now anyone can write any kind of books they like and get them out there. It used to be that publishing companies would decide which books would make it to market, but now anyone can self-publish and have readers read their books.

      Which is pretty amazing. If you want to be an author, all you need to do is put the work in. Learn to write by doing and get feedback on your writing from readers. A good place to start, if you haven’t already, would be in flash fiction or short stories.


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