Post-Britannia, a dystopian novel

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by SuAside, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    NMA has never lacked writing talent, in the form of games, mods and stories. However, it is rather rare for our members to release a novel. Dude101 gave it a shot and how now been published. If you like dark stories wedged in between 1984 and Brave New World, give it a shot and let us know what you think.

     
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  2. Dude101

    Dude101 Vault Fossil
    Modder

    Aug 3, 2005
    I'm really happy NMA is covering this. I've been on this forum for a very long time and spent my formative years reading, playing and obsessing over post-apocalyptic and dystopian worlds with you all.

    Now I have a novel out in the genre with more to come in the future. We are putting out some cool art and quotes on the Facebook page and I would appreciate your support.

     
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  3. R.Graves

    R.Graves Functionally Defective

    Apr 21, 2016
    I'll be checking that out. This is cool. So does @CT Phipps novel not count? I haven't looked into it much it's something about an apocalypse right?
     
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  4. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Sep 17, 2016
    Sounds like an interesting novel. I'll put it on my list.

    I find communities should support their artistic members.

    I've written six novels: three superhero novels (The Supervillainy Saga), two urban fantasy novels (Esoterrorism, Straight Outta Fangton), and Cthulhu Armageddon. Cthulhu Armageddon, which just had its audiobook release today, is the one closest to Fallout. I mention in the Foreword I was inspired by it, The Cthulhu Mythos, Mad Max, The Walking Dead, and The Dark Tower.

    Basically, a scout for a Enclave-esque dystopian city-state is banished into the wasteland after his team is killed and he has (almost) no memory of the event, so he goes after the man he vaguely remembers being involved. All the while surrounded by a world of eldritch monsters and mutants.

    I'm very proud of it.
     
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  5. R.Graves

    R.Graves Functionally Defective

    Apr 21, 2016
    That sounds great Tbh. It was the title that put me off. Do you take more inspiration from the show or the comic (the walking dead)
    They are tonally different.
     
  6. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Sep 17, 2016
    What put you off, may I ask?

    As for TWD, it's more a tonal feeling than a direct take away (though I'd say that I prefer the comic over the television series). I like the kind of strange bonds which emerge in survival circumstances as well as communities which emerge around strong cults of personality in fortified locations. The Rising is a hundred years later but is shaped by the history of the original survivors who founded the city-states and communities which exist in the "present."

    I also enjoy the antihero morality of the comics where the people who try to do the right thing can frequently break down to do appalling things.
     
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  7. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Dystopia that's not some teenage fanfic? Yes please!
     
  8. R.Graves

    R.Graves Functionally Defective

    Apr 21, 2016
    @CT Phipps
    The title of your novel just seemed oddly silly. Cthulu Armageddon. Certainly not something I imagine having the tone of any of your inspirations. But now I wanna read it. Its on My list along with post-brittania.
     
  9. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Sep 17, 2016
    Awesome. Thanx!

    :)
     
  10. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    It does sound interesting...
     
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  11. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    How do you mean "not count"?
     
  12. R.Graves

    R.Graves Functionally Defective

    Apr 21, 2016
    I was asking if it doesn't count becaue he had written his novels before he joined NMA. I'm no longer sure what I meant by "not count" if I'm honest.
     
  13. Jinx

    Jinx Killer of Mole People

    Nov 13, 2014
    Congratulations Tom. You make the struggling writer in all of us proud.
     
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  14. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Sep 17, 2016
    I've purchased my copy of Post-Britannia and am going to post my review here on the forum. I look forward to reading it.

    :)
     
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  15. FalloutIsMyDrug

    FalloutIsMyDrug Former Fo3 Lover(converted)

    Sep 29, 2016
    I figured you were wondering why Phipps didn't get a thread like this or at least a mention. He is also a member and published author. That is what I thought when I first saw this thread.
     
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  16. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Sep 17, 2016
    Ah, thank you. I appreciate the attention but am very happy for @Dude101.
     
  17. Dude101

    Dude101 Vault Fossil
    Modder

    Aug 3, 2005
    Thanks, I look forward to reading it. The first review appeared on Amazon a couple of days ago and it was very positive, constructive and honest. I was refreshing the page for a few days and agonizing over what would be said.

    Thank you.

     
  18. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    I'll have a look at this, if only I had money to spare...
     
  19. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Sep 17, 2016
    Posted my review on Amazon.com. A nicely realized punk-esque dystopia, albeit a bit slow to get into the main plot.

    Otherwise, really fun.
     
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  20. Dude101

    Dude101 Vault Fossil
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    Aug 3, 2005
    Thanks. It is a bit weird how Amazon keeps the reviews on its different platforms separate. You are the first on .com there is another one on .co.uk

    All the feedback has been positive so far with some constructive criticism. I'm trying to get some more writers to leave reviews.

    There is more art and quotes but I don't want to spam the thread too much.
     
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