Geoff's Novels

The ARIA Trilogy

In 2015, a case found in the struts of the International Space Station is brought to Earth. It releases a virus giving people amnesia. One man, Ryder Nape, realizes what’s going on, but can he persuade friends to barricade themselves in a secluded valley, hiding from the amnesia bug?

  • Suppose We Suppose WeA surreal science fiction novella, the first in the Flying Crooked series. An ark ship in 500 years time crashlands on a faraway planet. Sadly, the natives are a million years ahead of Earth, so ignore the hapless humans. How do they survive on this strange vegan planet? Vegan? Yes, there are no predators larger than insects. While writing SUPPOSE WE at a Greek writing retreat, a butterfly landed on my laptop demanding to be in the story. So, it became a character only it is an alien, and it isn’t a real butterfly. Available as a Kindle – also as Kindle Unlimited ... Read More
  • Incremental IncrementalA collection of 25 surreal short stories such as: Pothole: on the outskirts of Madrid a pothole in the road doubles in size every day. A teen and his girlfriend is concerned but the authorities assume its another sinkhole. They’re wrong and Madrid is swallowed. The hole continues to double. How long before Spain is gone? The world? The efforts of Zoe and Mateo to alert the world and seek their own escape turns this fascinating plot into a human story. 466Hz: A sound engineer disembarks off a bus to hear a small sound B flat. Only it is worldwide and gets ... Read More
  • Xaghra’s Revenge Xaghra's RevengeWhen Reece and Zita become lovers, past and present collide as the spirits of their ancestors force them to relive one of the greatest battles of the 16th century. Xaghra’s Revenge follows the fate of a sixteenth century abducted family, and of two contemporary lovers thrown together by the ancients. Reece and Zita are unaware that one descends from the pirates, the other from the abducted family. While ancient Gozo spirits seek revenge, so do the Ottoman Corsairs, who intend to roll back history, and this time win the siege of Malta. The history is real. The places are authentic. The tension ... Read More
  • Abandoned Luggage – ARIA Trilogy Book III Abandoned Luggage - ARIA Trilogy Book IIIIn 2015, a case found in the struts of the International Space Station is brought to Earth. It releases a virus giving people amnesia. They lose their memory at the rate of a year’s worth every week. No one is immune. Infectious amnesia is unheard of. Industry breaks down as people forget where they work and how to perform their duties. People die as they forget their medication, and production ceases along with food, water supply, and energy. A few small groups realise what is happening in time and find isolated refuges. Ryder Nape takes a group to a secluded ... Read More
  • Returning Luggage – ARIA Trilogy Book II Returning Luggage - ARIA Trilogy Book IIIn Returning Left Luggage, Book Two of the ARIA Trilogy, we finally meet the aliens. Unlike most science fiction aliens, these ignore the remaining humans, or make use of them for labour. They don’t bargain on encountering the psychotic Dr Antonio Menzies, and when he discovers how to use their telepathic-controlled gadgets, odd things happen. Meanwhile Ryder’s isolation group are in the South Pacific facing invasion problems of another kind. That, and trouble in the French Alps, along with a runaway exotic weed, makes this sequel one you’ll not want to miss. Read More
  • Left Luggage – Aria Trilogy Part I Left Luggage - Aria Trilogy Part IA silvery metallic case is found in the International Space Station struts. It’s sent to a US lab where it emits an Alien Retrograde Infectious Amnesia virus. No one is immune and forget everything from now back at the rate of a year per week. Society breaks down as people forget where they live, how to do their jobs, etc. Small groups realizing what is happening isolate themselves. The crew on the ISS find a second case and bring it to an isolated group in North Wales. “ARIA won the P&E Readers’ Poll for best science fiction of 2012.”   Read More
  • Escape Velocity: The Anthology Escape Velocity: The AnthologyEscape Velocity, the science fiction magazine from Adventure Books of Seattle, was host to some of the most talented writers in the genre. Presented here are many of the best short stories from the magazine, as well as others specially submitted for this collection by authors from around the world. This very unique book contains forty-eight sci-fi stories, such as ‘Scream Quietly’ by Sheila Crosby, ‘Royal Flush,’ by Ian Whates, and Rebecca Latyntseva’s controversial time-travel tale, ‘Red Monkeys’. The stunning cover images only add to what is undoubtably one of the best science fiction collections of the year. Edited by ... Read More
  • Escaping Reality Escaping RealityThe squashed nose on a wet pavement, followed by a brutal yet comic internment lead our hero to a gut-wrenching escape. A dangerous winter trek across the Northumberland Moors, even with a shocking surprising amorous interlude to raise the temperature a little, helps our criminal to survive however he can in the backstreets of Cumbrian towns. But he can’t just hide, he has to find out who is after him and what he discovers is more than is good for him. Keeping just in front of a devious assassin, his frequently changed identity crosses to Amsterdam where he gets his ... Read More
  • Hot Air Hot AirThere you are enjoying a birthday treat in a hot air balloon. You drift across the rooftops that are the quintessence of Regency Bath in rural England. Why would someone want to shoot you down? How is a hot air balloon shot down? This unusual and graphic beginning leads to a lethal hide-and-seek adventure in the Mediterranean; Erica is the feisty redhead in trouble. It is up to her to get sorted and survive, even if it means ditching a weak boyfriend for a tough bit of rough, although people are not what they seem. Underlying the scary events is a criminal ... Read More
  • Exit Pursued By A Bee Exit Pursued By A BeeExit, Pursued by a Bee is driven by a Southern-belle heroine-astronaut, involves a Palaeolithic mongrel called Kur, Glastonbury Festival chaos, steamy sex in space, a mean-momma loose-cannon journalist and an out-of-control general who’d fix anything by nuking it. They are all involved in the attempt to overcome time-quake calamities created when alien artifacts depart from Earth, oblivious to the chaos they leave behind. Read More