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Thursday, October 2, 2008

PRESS RELEASE — UK Author Toby Frost joins John Jarrold Literary Agency

Toby Frost, author of the witty Isambard Smith SF novels, “Space Captain Smith” and the recently released “God Emperor of Didcot”—both published by Myrmidon Books—has joined the John Jarrold Literary Agency (Stephen Hunt, Ian Cameron Esslemont).

Toby studied law and was called to the Bar in 2001. Unable to become Great Britain’s foremost astronaut, he is currently writing novels set in space instead. He has also produced film reviews for the book “The DVD Stack” and articles for Solander magazine.

Toby is a very interesting new writer,” said
John Jarrold, “and I think it’s vital to get the next generation of stars out there. He’ll be coming up with a number of new projects, which I look forward to seeing!”

About Space Captain Smith:

Space Captain Smith”. UK Release Date: May 6, 2008. It’s the 25th Century and the British Space Empire faces the gathering menace of the evil ant-soldiers of the Ghast hive, hell bent on galactic domination and the extermination of all humanoid life forms.

Captain Isambard Smith is the square-jawed, courageous and somewhat asinine new commander of the clapped out freighter John Pym, destined to take on the alien threat because nobody else is available.

Together with his bold crew—a skull-collecting alien lunatic, an android pilot who is actually a fugitive sex toy and a hamster called GeraldSmith must collect new-age herbalist Rhianna Mitchell from the New Francisco orbiter and bring her back to the Empire in safety.

Straightforward enough—except the Ghasts want her too. And, in addition to a whole fleet of Ghast warships, Smith has to confront void sharks, a universe-weary android assassin and John Gilead—psychopathic naval officer from the fanatically religious Republic of Eden—before facing his greatest enemy: a ruthless alien warlord with a very large behind…

About God Emperor of Didcot:

God Emperor of Didcot”. UK Release Date: September 2, 2008. Tea . . . a beverage brewed from the fermented dried leaves of the shrub Camellia sinensis and imbibed by all the great civilizations in the galaxy's history; a source of refreshment, stimulation and, above all else, of moral fibre—without which the British Space Empire must surely crumble to leave Earth at the mercy of its enemies. Sixty per cent of the Empire's tea is grown on one world—Urn, principal planet of the Didcot system. If Earth is to keep fighting, the tea must flow.

When a crazed cult leader overthrows the government of Urn, Isambard Smith and his vaguely competent crew find themselves saddled with new allies: a legion of tea-obsessed nomads, an overly-civilized alien horde and a commando unit so elite that it only has five members. Only together can they defeat the self-proclaimed God Emperor of Didcot and confront the true power behind the coup—the sinister legions of the Ghast Empire and Smith's old enemy, Commander 462


Hagelrat said...

I really enjoyed the first of these books and the second is on my list to get my paws on soon.

Robert said...

Thanks for the comment Hagelrat! The books sound like a lot of fun and I can't wait to read them myself. Liviu should hopefully have reviews of both titles in the near future...

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