My novel Six Against The Stars (Book 1) is free for Kindle this week

I was feeling guilty about running my pre-Xmas promotion, knowing how many of my readers were going to be finding new Kindle tablets and e-book readers under the Xmas tree and unable to access the pre-Crimble freebie, so I’ve made the first novel of my two-book Six Against The Stars science fiction series free for you to read on the Amazon Kindle.

As always, Uncle Bozos, he says this freebie cannot be run longer than the next five days. I beg and beg him for longer, but he never listens to me. Damn that e-commerce entrepreneur with his private Learjet LJ45. The offer runs from Wednesday 4th December to Sunday 8th December (USA timings, so from 8.00am GMT Wednesday).

Oh well, here’s the book’s blurb…

Six Against The Stars: Book 1 (The Six Against The Stars duology)

As the self-proclaimed biggest coward in the galaxy, Horatio has it easy on what passes for 40th century America. A much-favoured sycophant in the court of the King of Earth, Horatio lives in a genetically engineered paradise where there’s a vat-grown slave waiting around every marble column with a bunch of grapes to drop into his oh-so perfectly designed mouth.

Unfortunately for Horatio, the artificial intelligence that rules the great mass of humanity spread across the stars has other plans for this feckless seducer. So, if you ever wonder how the galaxy’s biggest coward finds himself actually trying to save it, you’re not alone… but then, unfortunately, neither is our hero!

His misadventures are abetted by a psychotic Martian warrior, a robot who thinks it’s related to Sherlock Holmes, a beautiful genetically enhanced assassin, a scientist with a computer for a brain, and a millennia-old clone who was alive when the last U.S. President was executed by a firing squad.

It’s six against the galaxy. Six against the stars. They’ll save the universe… but they might damage it first.

And here’s the links to the freebies and a happy 2012 to all my readers…

Amazon USA

Amazon UK

Amazon Germany

Amazon France

Amazon Italy

Amazon Spain

This is from 1999, so it’s vintage Hunt, pre-The Court of the Air even.


I am an author of various fantasy, science fiction, crime and other genre books from Gollancz, Hachette and HarperCollins. Some day I hope to grow up and be an astronaut. Exploring Mars would be nice.

One thought on “My novel Six Against The Stars (Book 1) is free for Kindle this week

  • January 4, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    now showing free

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