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Sideshow Alley

Juvenile & Young Adult


by
K J Sheerin

Book Details

Format: EPUB

File size: 544 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Two unemployed youths from the suburbs are shanghaied along with others while at the local show, and beamed aboard the Galactic Legion Carrier Redemption, tethered in the heavens above. The new recruits are fed, quartered and manipulated every step of the way. All whims are catered for, including their curiosity-which builds daily. Go aboard the Redemption to find out how it was done. Then follow their adventure as they are introduced to shipboard life and trained up to fulfil their roles within the legion. “All good Sci-fi begins with extreme video game addicts like Colin and Tiddles. Join them as they venture into unknown corners of the galaxy to defend it from those hell-bent on total galactic domination. It is a mix of intergalactic melodrama and game play. So strap on your proton blaster, check your flight path- Sideshow Alley is about to take you on a rocket ride.” C. Callaway About the Author: KJ Sheerin grew up on the outskirts of Geelong, (Australia) in the post W11 era. He didn’t start writing until late in life despite having nurtured the idea since youth with his writing now encompassing those times and close family ties. His early years were spent travelling around the Australian countryside, working in places as diverse as: the woolsheds, meatworks, car factories, fishing boats and mines of WA. He spent some years in the RAN, settling down afterwards and marrying briefly. Later working part-time as a cook and finally as a gardener from which he has now retired. His initial introduction into writing was by way of correspondence but he quickly realised that it lacked the personal interaction of tutor access and peer group of fellow writers, so he attended a series of college accredited adult education courses over the next two years, joining a local writing group and becoming active in it along the way. Ken draws on his early experiences when writing and coupled with a fertile imagination and library filled with facts and figures, they fuel his short stories of which he has many. Now he has graduated to fantasy and sci-fi and the much shorter verse, ballads and prose poetry, as in ‘Against all Odds,’ his book of verse. Most of his early works and collections were self published under the banner of ‘armchairpublishing’, his own creation, and now he is busily re-editing those and more to be e-published for a wider audience. ‘Myvanwy and the House of Dragon’ (YA fantasy) is the first to be re-launched in this way and will be followed by ‘Sideshow Alley’ (YA speculative fiction) and ‘Tula’ (adult speculative fiction) all of which have a number of stories planned for each of those series, with some already completed. As well as the novels above there are other shorter works encompassing his early years and family life, yet to be completed; a nostalgic look at growing up in the fifties and sixties in Australia.

Two unemployed youths from the suburbs are shanghaied along with others while at the local show, and beamed aboard the Galactic Legion Carrier Redemption, tethered in the heavens above. The new recruits are fed, quartered and manipulated every step of the way. All whims are catered for, including their curiosity-which builds daily. Go aboard the Redemption to find out how it was done. Then follow their adventure as they are introduced to shipboard life and trained… (more)

Two unemployed youths from the suburbs are shanghaied along with others while at the local show, and beamed aboard the Galactic Legion Carrier Redemption, tethered in the heavens above. The new recruits are fed, quartered and manipulated every step of the way. All whims are catered for, including their curiosity-which builds daily. Go aboard the Redemption to find out how it was done. Then follow their adventure as they are introduced to shipboard life and trained up to fulfil their roles within the legion. “All good Sci-fi begins with extreme video game addicts like Colin and Tiddles. Join them as they venture into unknown corners of the galaxy to defend it from those hell-bent on total galactic domination. It is a mix of intergalactic melodrama and game play. So strap on your proton blaster, check your flight path- Sideshow Alley is about to take you on a rocket ride.” C. Callaway About the Author: KJ Sheerin grew up on the outskirts of Geelong, (Australia) in the post W11 era. He didn’t start writing until late in life despite having nurtured the idea since youth with his writing now encompassing those times and close family ties. His early years were spent travelling around the Australian countryside, working in places as diverse as: the woolsheds, meatworks, car factories, fishing boats and mines of WA. He spent some years in the RAN, settling down afterwards and marrying briefly. Later working part-time as a cook and finally as a gardener from which he has now retired. His initial introduction into writing was by way of correspondence but he quickly realised that it lacked the personal interaction of tutor access and peer group of fellow writers, so he attended a series of college accredited adult education courses over the next two years, joining a local writing group and becoming active in it along the way. Ken draws on his early experiences when writing and coupled with a fertile imagination and library filled with facts and figures, they fuel his short stories of which he has many. Now he has graduated to fantasy and sci-fi and the much shorter verse, ballads and prose poetry, as in ‘Against all Odds,’ his book of verse. Most of his early works and collections were self published under the banner of ‘armchairpublishing’, his own creation, and now he is busily re-editing those and more to be e-published for a wider audience. ‘Myvanwy and the House of Dragon’ (YA fantasy) is the first to be re-launched in this way and will be followed by ‘Sideshow Alley’ (YA speculative fiction) and ‘Tula’ (adult speculative fiction) all of which have a number of stories planned for each of those series, with some already completed. As well as the novels above there are other shorter works encompassing his early years and family life, yet to be completed; a nostalgic look at growing up in the fifties and sixties in Australia.

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