New novella – Kepler’s Son

NEW NOVELLA release date 24th November 2022 in time for son’s birthday. Happy birthday, Rob.

On Earth we have wars, monkeys in government, soccer hysteria, prices up… Help!

To escape all the above, you might consider going off world – delve into Kepler’s Son, a short science fiction adventure where a handful of plucky humans use their wits to survive hostiles and strange environments in a distant galaxy. While it is the 3rd in the series there are summaries of the first two for you to catch up. *Warning – adult content, though quite hilarious.

The Kindle for the price of a good coffee is here


The paperback version is there too if you scroll a little.

This series is called FLYING CROOKED. See what folks have said about the first two:

From Peter Wilhelmsen, fantasy writer: “The exploration-part, the unknown part of it all, made me turn the pages. The world building is impressive, and the way the humans interpret things makes the science behind it all easy to follow. The Keps are very alien-like, like something taken out of X-files. I enjoyed reading Suppose We immensely.”

Chris Rimell, science fiction author of Untold History: “As always you do a lovely job of describing the worlds and filling them with colour and aromas.”

Jaine Fenn: “I enjoyed Suppose We. An intriguing first contact story with original touches.”

Dr Bob Smith: The best thing about reading speculative fiction is the creative imagination of someone else, who thinks up things I haven’t. If the writing is good, I join into the author’s reality-construction while reading. Then, afterward, the new concepts challenge me. I muse over “what if” considerations, and perhaps my view of the possible is enlarged.This is why I enjoy Geoff Nelder’s writing. He and I think very differently. At first, some of his concepts strike me as bizarre — then they grow on me. (Please don’t take that literally.)

His story named after the spaceship, “Suppose We,” is just like that. The narrator, small, slight but bouncy Frenchman Gaston, is delightful. The four humans in the story have very real, contrasting personalities, leading to some fun and games, but most enjoyable is a character who names itself CAN, and then has endless fun punning on the name.

David Leaper: Geoff Nelder is a visionary writer.

Colm Herron: Our world can be a terrifying place. And the world that Nelder portrays left me fearful, gripped, and yet giddy with laughter at times. This use of humour is utterly ingenious because it serves as a release valve.

Gladys B. Hobson: An unusual, mind-blowing read.

Dr Jacques Coulardou: Imagination, when compared to life, is so absurd that it becomes fascinating, mesmerizing and even hypnotizing.

From Rosie Oliver author and aeronautical engineer: Falling Up has many forms of reality interlaced into this space opera – actual reality, surreality, the virtual reality of data, and a type of reality Geoff has invented that is all too possible in science.

The Kindle of Kepler’s Son is here

 Nelder’s books in chronical order:

Escaping Reality – humorous thriller •
Hot Air – thriller set in Mallorca •

ALIEN EXIT a science fiction first-contact novel as an ebook only
ARIA: Left Luggage – infectious amnesia scifi  •
ARIA: Returning Left Luggage •
ARIA: Abandon Luggage •

The Chaos of Mokii   ebook at

Revised Xaghra’s Revenge set in present-day and 16th Century Malta and Gozo now retitled as Vengeance Island
Incremental – 25 surreal short stories •
Suppose We -science fiction space exploration •
Kepler’s Son

The brilliant cover art is by Andy Bigwood, who painted art for the ARIA trilogy and Xaghra’s Revenge

1 Comment

  1. Nean

    Scifi worlds of Geoff never cease to amaze me; Kepler’s Son is just brilliant. May we, as explorers once in space, understand that, as humans, we do not know very much. And we are the aliens once we leave Earth.
    Looking forward to the next, I wonder where Earth has been taken to and ‘pinched’ to another location or extinct. Can’t wait!


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