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It’s now around eight months since I launched Annihilation, the third and last book in the Decimation trilogy. So, what’s coming next?
I’m currently working on a near-future, Sci-Fi thriller. I’m excited by the underlying premise; I can’t say too much at this stage, but it’s a big idea like the one in the Decimation universe (where no woman has survived childbirth in a generation).
I’m planning this new book to be the first in a series, but I’m not yet sure how many books that will include. I’ll reveal more as I get closer to a complete first draft.
Finally, a big thank you to all who have reviewed my books. A good review can make all the hard work required to create a book feel worthwhile.
My short story, The Prisoner, was recently published in the Resolutions anthology by Bridge House Publishing.
You can find an interview with Gill James of the same company on her blog today.
The dedication to my latest book, Annihilation: Origins and Endings, reads as follows:
My silent companion during the writing of this book. You didn’t offer any suggestions, but you sat beside me throughout.
The question is, who is Theo?
Two years ago, my aunt was no longer able to look after her dog, a Maltese Terrier, due to ill health. We offered to look after him, and Theo soon became an integral member of our family.
I’m pleased to announce that in addition to Kindle and paperback versions, Decimation is now available as an audio book.
Decimation: The Girl Who Survived is set twelve years in the future and features a variety of new technologies that don’t exist in commercial form today. Take the quiz and see if you can guess how many of the listed technological developments are already in use or have just been made up for the book.
Only one answer is valid per question.
The DECIMATION series by Richard T. Burke
For sixteen years, every woman has died in childbirth.
“Had me hooked from start to finish”
“A brilliant thriller”
“This is nothing short of a fantastic read”
Discover the first book on Kindle, print or FREE within Kindle Unlimited at https://mybook.to/Decimation
Termination: The Boy Who Died is out on Sunday, May 16th 2021 and Annihilation: Origins and Endings on 12th September 2021.
Ahead of the launch of books two and three in the Decimation series, I have created a promotional video.
You can start the series with Decimation: The Girl Who Survived at https://mybook.to/Decimation (universal Amazon link).
Annihilation, the third in the Decimation trilogy, will be out this summer. It’s available on pre-order. Here’s the cover.
Against all odds, Antimone Lessing has twice escaped from those who want to understand how she survived the deadly Orestes virus. But the greatest threat to her life still lies ahead.
The world knows the pandemic originated in a British laboratory. Keen to enhance the country’s damaged reputation, the Prime Minister sets up an international research effort to rid the planet of the disease once and for all.
But not everybody is working towards the same goal.
As past and present collide, Antimone once again finds herself sucked into a conspiracy that could spell the end of the human race.