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The best Days of Iron By RussellProctor is a Kindle Russell Proctor is an Australian writer but has also been many other things in his working life including a lawyer teacher

The best Days of Iron By RussellProctor is a Kindle Russell Proctor is an Australian writer, but has also been many other things in his working life, including a lawyer, teacher, professional actor, medical project manager and even a pizza delivery boy At present he is semi retired, tutoring school and university students in the evenings and writing during the day His interests include hiking, astronomy and cats He has travelled extensively throughout the world, preferring out of the way places to modern civilization, for example having visited Antarctica, walked the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa He does not describe himself as a thrill seeker, but certainly prefers his travels to include adventures rather than just tourist traps A skeptic and futurist, Proctor has examined the methods and ideas of science and pseudo science in his novel Plato s Cave, which satirizes humanity s endless quest for meaning in life and conflicting beliefs about the nature of reality His professional acting days included working in film, TV and stage productions He has also written and directed plays and musicals He is currently working on a horror fantasy series for Permuted Press, of which The Red King is the first part Further information about him and his work can be found at his website, russellproctor.. In the future, genetic engineering has created three species of humans Homo sapiens the Sapes are the masters The Sirians are savage and insular And the Helots are slaves, denied even the right to breed Humanity in all its forms has spread out into the galaxy, ruled by the all powerful Syndicate of Galactic Corporations But the Syndicate refuses to share technologIn the future, genetic engineering has created three species of humans Homo sapiens the Sapes are the masters The Sirians are savage and insular And the Helots are slaves, denied even the right to breed Humanity in all its forms has spread out into the galaxy, ruled by the all powerful Syndicate of Galactic Corporations But the Syndicate refuses to share technology beyond the ruling Elite For Maddy Hawthorn, a Sape colonist, the peaceful life she had planned at Barnard s Star is torn apart when she becomes involved in a terrorist plot to destroy the stranglehold of the Elite over the other races Pursued by the military and the Syndicate s agents, Maddy and her companions mount a desperate attack on the centre of control in the galaxy, an obscure planet on the fringes of known space Maddy must fight a ruthless regime to survive, but her own past demons might be the most dangerous threat of all.. A viral Kindle Days of Iron The week just keeps getting better and things are heating up here on Gelati’s Scoop and The G-ZONE. I have a self-published novel for you here in “Days of Iron”. The author is from Australia, the work is interesting to say the least, and the ending is well, let’s hope there is more to come. Here is the synopsis and a little something about the author from Amazon :“In the future, genetic engineering has created three species of humans. Homo sapiens – the Sapes – are the masters. The Sirians are savage and insular. And the Helots are slaves, denied even the right to breed.Humanity in all its forms has spread out into the galaxy, ruled by the all-powerful Syndicate of Galactic Corporations. But the Syndicate refuses to share technology beyond the ruling Elite.For Maddy Hawthorn, a Sape colonist, the peaceful life she had planned at Barnard’s Star is torn apart when she becomes involved in a terrorist plot to destroy the stranglehold of the Elite over the other races. Pursued by the military and the Syndicate’s agents, Maddy and her companions mount a desperate attack on the centre of control in the galaxy, an obscure planet on the fringes of known space.Maddy must fight a ruthless regime to survive, but her own past demons might be the most dangerous threat of all.About the AuthorBorn in Queensland, Australia, author Russell Proctor was a solicitor and practiced law for nine years. He then resigned in order to study drama at the University of Southern Queensland, and later became a professional actor and wrote several plays. Proctor eventually returned to university to gain a master’s in teaching from Queensland University of Technology and went on to teach Drama and Legal Studies in a Central Queensland school.”I am warming up to sci-fi. Back in the day, in my youth, I used to read a lot of this stuff. It has been so many years since I have read a great deal of sci-fi that the stuff I remember reading has become real; okay I am getting old, so what. Back to the story, Proctor has a trio of characters as his driving force in this novel. They work well; the plotline is pretty cool, and the story really works. I enjoyed his prose, and became attached to Maddy and her crew. Hopefully as I grow from old to ancient , I do not see a future like this; I am content with things much the way they are.

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    Russell Proctor is an Australian writer, but has also been many other things in his working life, including a lawyer, teacher, professional actor, medical project manager and even a pizza delivery boy At present he is semi retired, tutoring school and university students in the evenings and writing during the day His interests include hiking, astronomy and cats He has travelled extensively throughout the world, preferring out of the way places to modern civilization, for example having visited Antarctica, walked the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa He does not describe himself as a thrill seeker, but certainly prefers his travels to include adventures rather than just tourist traps A skeptic and futurist, Proctor has examined the methods and ideas of science and pseudo science in his novel Plato s Cave, which satirizes humanity s endless quest for meaning in life and conflicting beliefs about the nature of reality His professional acting days included working in film, TV and stage productions He has also written and directed plays and musicals He is currently working on a horror fantasy series for Permuted Press, of which The Red King is the first part Further information about him and his work can be found at his website, russellproctor.

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  • The week just keeps getting better and things are heating up here on Gelati s Scoop and The G ZONE I have a self published novel for you here in Days of Iron The author is from Australia, the work is interesting to say the least, and the ending is well, let s hope there is to come Here is the synopsis and a little something about the author from In the future, genetic engineering has created three species of humans Homo sapiens the Sapes are the masters The Sirians are savage and insular And th [...]


  • Maddy Hawthorn has lived her entire life in a spaceship called a slowboat Two hundred years prior, Maddy s ancestors had left Earth on this ship in hopes of creating a better life by colonizing on a new planet Although she is human, she is not a member of the Elite the upper human class who maintains control of the Universe through a supercomputer called Zeus Maddy is a Sape, which puts her in the middle of the social hierarchy Igil Hoo is part of a slave race of human beings which was genetical [...]


  • First and foremost let me say that the futuristic science fiction mystery thriller aspect of this novel had my vote from the very beginning because I am at heart a science fiction nut and I wasn t disappointed I loved the blend of modern realism, with the social injustices with which we live on a daily basis but no one wants to talk about, and futuristic overtones because it s set in a time when one would think that those same social injustices and difficulties are things which we would ve surpa [...]


  • I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.The protagonist, Maddy Hawthorn, is a Sape or Homo sapien who has spent all her life living in space on board a Slowboat called the Endeavour She is kidnapped by Igil Hoo, a Helot who is a part of the bottom class species better known as the slave race Because of the violence perpetrated against her by upper class members of her own race known as the Elite, Igil presumes that she is a wise choice to aid him in a terrorist plot [...]


  • Days of Iron is set in a sci fi future where two extra human races have been genetically engineered to fill some needs The helots are slaves and the sirians, who live in the harsh conditions of the Sirus star system The Sapes, homo sapians, are in charge, though some are in charge than others.So, some of the helots don t like being slaves, as you would expect and set about fixing the situation Throw in a sirian and a sape and you have what could be micorcosm of the greater universe.Except nothi [...]


  • This is a very intriguing science fiction novel The main character has the type of personality that forces people to sit up and pay attention The plot is unique and fast paced The author combines many factors to form a very intricate and detailed plot There are many questions left unanswered, the reader will hope this is deliberate, as it may mean that this novel will turn into a series The reader will find the cruelty and cold bloodedness of the regime horrifying and a terrific antagonist The H [...]


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