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Free Novels

This page shows quick links to PDF versions of my novels. Each novel also has a detail page where you can find alternative formats. The "Free" element has encouraged plenty of visitors. I guess the total downloads now exceed a quarter of a million.


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Pan vs Progress

A satire. The god Pan comes to Earth and because of his goats' legs is mistaken for a genetically modified organism. He becomes famous, appears on a couple of TV shows, and tries to defeat his rival Joe Progress, a thoroughly modern deity. Length 48,000 words, a long novella. This free version was fully revised in 2020. (An earlier version was published as a paperback in 2008, now out of print.)

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Field of Reeds

Raymond Kite invents an electronic method of measuring the human soul. Not everybody thinks this is a wonderful idea. Includes religious judgement scenes, with an ending based on the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Early in the 2000s this book was favourably reviewed and massively downloaded. I have to be honest and say it's a bit patchy and I'm slightly suprised that it did so well. On the other hand, this version is a publisher's proof. It was about to be published as a paperback when the deal fell through.

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Vince's Desire

The story of a battle between an overbearing artificial intelligence, Vince, and his inventor, Graham. Vince lives inside the world's computers, and decides to give himself the digital equivalent of a sex drive.

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