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Space Opera: Heaven and Hell By Nigel Clayton
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From across the great expanse that is the known universe, two separate incidents occur which are related; from across the great expanse of the known universe comes together eleven species of... More > different characteristic and ability; from across the great expanse of the known universe arrives the greatest mystery in all of history since the Big Bang. The future appears to be what we have dreamed it to be; the future of our dreams appears to be the reality that will be our lives to come; the future holds two keys to a mystery which will be unravelled. A government official working for 4-galaxy, heavily opposed to the regulations imposed by the Universal Globe, sets out to find the truth behind the stone found on the moon and the natas of M52. They are two pieces to a puzzle that will strain the sanity of eleven unknown heroes of different talents. The city of Tharge is a myth, but does exist beneath the oceans of Jonrin 22, where the final truth for the reason behind its existence is finally revealed.< Less
Colonies of Earth By Nigel Clayton
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In the years following a heinous war of nuclear ferocity, technological breakthroughs are numerous; QEM (Quark Electromagnetic Movement) is discovered along with ‘nuclei fuel’. Millions... More > upon untold millions of people, of all nationalities, break free of the Earth’s gravitation, and travel both legally and illegally to other far-away worlds. Man travels to the new but far-away systems and commences his colonisation of the varied worlds encountered; it is then that catastrophe hits. ‘Parsec mutation’ takes hold on the invading species. ‘QEM migration’ is suddenly forbidden and the worlds already colonised begin to evolve. Hundreds of years later ‘parsec mutation’ is finally controlled. In Quadrant Three is the Mildratawa, a peace loving council that confides all matters to the representatives of other worlds and Quadrants. Without the Mildratawa peace could never exist. Set in the year 2393 the Mildratawa is to the galaxy what the UN is to the Earth, as we knew it in the late 20th century.< Less
Underworld By Nigel Clayton
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Blue Morris and Wendy McTavonish are very close friends with a taste for adventure, both twelve-years old and keen to explore. During the term holidays they decide upon several treks to the forest of... More > Blackbutt, stories having been brought to air of the dreaded yowie, sightings less than a week old having been reported. Late one night, Blue and Wendy find themselves in the forest. They are drawn with mounting curiosity into a situation where they find themselves trapped within a cave, with a special stone in their possession. The stone is a sphere known by the yowies as the Beacon of Gorke. They are transcended into another world, where the nights and days are set in permanent twilight, not a star to be seen. They travel towards lights in the distance and become entangled in their own destiny to return to Blackbutt, known by the molemen of Gorke as Upworld.< Less
Fall of the Inca Empire By Nigel Clayton
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This is the story of visitors from another world, who come to Earth at the time of the Spanish invasion of the Inca land. The story begins in the year 1532 as the Spanish set out to conquer the Inca... More > Empire, with reference being given to earlier intrusions in the years 1526 and 1527. The episodes of treaty, politics, treachery and mistreatment, handed down by the Spaniards between 1532 and 1544, are made clear, as too are the lives, ways, customs and deities of the natives of Peru. A small group of linguists from the tenth planet of our solar system (Pontus) are sent to Earth (Brantie) to pass on the words of wisdom from their Council of Philosophy. They are to inform all of those they encounter that space travel past the limits of the moon is not permitted, and that a non-conveyance in respect to these terms of sanction could lead to war. The story is a meld between science fiction and history. All of that said in reference to the Conquistadors and the Inca is based on researched historical events.< Less
Dreamtime - An Aboriginal Odyssey By Nigel Clayton
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Dreamtime: This is the story of a man on walkabout, in Australia, around 60,000 years ago. The myths, legends and wonders of Aboriginal society are many and vast, passed on by word of mouth for... More > tens of thousands of years. If we assume that the ‘religion’ of these people dates back so far then we have to assume that creatures such as the diprotodon, megalania, and thylacoleo walked the earth as they did. I have taken the liberty, whether justly or otherwise, to put these sacred stories into story form, so that there appears to be a more rudiment meaning to the entire development of Aboriginal Dreamtime, which is an eternal way of life and carries with it some sacred meanings. The main character in the book, Nalon, is a fabrication, created in order to achieve my goal. Last but not least, a warning: Kulinma! Ngulakujaku-kula! This book might contain names of people who have since departed this world.< Less
Scourge By Nigel Clayton
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A family of four is stranded on an island, caring for a lighthouse and ensuring the safety of those at sea. A ship then approaches from the horizon and on board is something never seen before,... More > something beyond their wildest imagination. What is it that attracts their son so strongly? What is the message from Mr Neukle? What does it mean when a family is too scared to go outside of their adopted home by night and what stirrings in the forest of the island are there to be afraid of? This is a journey that showers a family of four with unexpected realities; realities of terrifying proportion.< Less
Afghan - Camel Strings and the Australian Outback By Nigel Clayton
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Set in Marree, Australia, 1884; this is the story of three Afghan cameleers as they set about delivering supplies along the Birdsville Track. An in-depth look at the life of cameleers and the issues... More > surrounding camel strings is brought into view, shedding a great amount of light on the subject of camels in the outback, opening the eyes of the reader as to the great work that camel strings performed during this time of expansion. Camels were able to out-work bullock teams and horses due to their abilities to adjust to a harsh land and the cameleers were no exception.< Less
The Zuytdorp Survivors By Nigel Clayton
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The Zuytdorp departs the Cape of Good Hope, Table Bay, with the ship Kockenge. She pulls ahead of the Kockenge due to her being a much larger and faster vessel. Due to the departure being in April,... More > opposed to the favourable March, the skipper decides to sail until sighting land before turning north for Batavia, to take full benefit of the winds from the west and the voyage then to the north. But catastrophe is all they meet, no success in voyage to be celebrated. The Zuytdorp is shipwrecked. This is their story, the story of the survivors of the Zuytdorp, a part of history that is known by but few men. There is evidence to show that Aboriginals of the Shark Bay area suffer from Porphyria Variegate, a gene mutation that is traceable to the Dutch. It is uncommon and rare, and there is no reason, other than the coupling of an Aboriginal with a survivor of the Zuytdorp, that currently explains the disease being discovered in Australian Aboriginals of WA.< Less
This Pestilence, Bergen-Belsen By Nigel Clayton
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By April, 1945, there were sixty-thousand prisoners housed in a camp built for no more than ten-thousand, a testament to Hitler’s viciousness. The camp was liberated by the British on 15th... More > April, 1945, and over the next 30 days the death rate dropped from 500 a day to less than 100 a day. More and more people continued to meet with death in the face of their liberation for many reasons, some of which has been needlessly blamed on the British for their heroic efforts. The fight to preserve life was a constant battle but one that was often lost. In total around 14,000 of those imprisoned died in the four weeks after their liberation. On 21st May a ceremony was held where the last of the memories was purged by flame: symbols of the Nazi Regime, and the last of the huts were torched and burnt to the ground in one huge emotional wave of relief. This story is but one of many, which commences in the latter part of 1944, and concludes in May of 1945. It is a novel.< Less
The Kibeho Massacre: As It Happened By Nigel Clayton
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The following is based on actual events, occurring between 17th April and 9th May, 1995. The massacre at Kibeho, Rwanda, where over 100,000 IDPs are near death, and over 10,000 are murdered in front... More > of Australian soldiers working under the UN charter but unable to do anything about it due to their Rules of Engagement. This is truly a must-read book on a true event which should be remembered always, the only other event able to compare with the slaughter being the events at Bergen-Belsen during the 2nd world war. The truth is now out there; it's all so very real. But how can you rely on what is written as being true? Because the auhtor was a member of UNAMIR.< Less