Drift is the first anthology from Octavo – a group of poets who meet regularly. Originally made up of eight people, the group has evolved dynamically to allow each member’s unique... More > voice.
A representative selection of poems that can be read for free is available at the touch of the book preview key.< Less
"What is an android's dream?"
The Fury. An ancient force so vast and illusive that most believe it to be a fairy tale of space. Hibernating for billions of years, it is something that has... More > returned countless times...
Luna, an android, is the sole survivor of the Fury's last feeding cycle. She has drifted across space for millions of years, haunted by dreams and fragments of memory from a time long passed.
Now, with the Fury returning once again, Luna must join forces with the human crew of the UAAC Harlequin to further investigate the ancient cataclysm, in an attempt to understand it, and survive it again.
But can the humans really trust this android? And what use can their efforts really be against the forces of a primal monster that gave birth to the stars at the beginning of time, as it has done for countless eons...?< Less
The Drift continues the adventures of the narrator from Parks' first book, Dust of the Earth. Now a middle-aged ne'er-do-well, he is rescued from boredom and debt by Andy, a streetwise Ubermensch,... More > who takes him to an old mine south of Tucson -- Andy's refuge from society. They are joined by Andy's submissive girlfriend Vanessa, who befriends the narrator and, with Andy's permission, sometimes sleeps with him; and by Smeeg, an Asperger's genius who uses salvaged technology to make the mine livable. Nickie --a manipulative college girl from a wealthy family -- later joins the group of misfits, sowing discontent and jealousy. Allied with Andy is a trio of American Indians who have taken to raiding drug smugglers passing through the arroyos near the mine. Looming over all of them is the Entity, a primordial god-like being, who is discovered in a cave after an accident in the mine. The Entity uses the misfits and Indians for his own purposes and, in the process, sets them on the path to a new freedom.< Less
Young attractive Margaret Marston is addicted to both gambling and drugs. Her wealthy businessman father tells her that he will only continue to support her if she reforms. He hires detective Chris... More > Farr to chaperone her and to report to him on her behavior. Jonas Partridge, the owner of an art gallery, has leant money to Margaret which indebtedness has enabled him to persuade her to agree to marry him. A young man, Timmy, in possession of photographs which incriminate police chief Frank Conroy in the shooting of a defenceless man, has Chris deliver the pictures to Jason knowing that Jason’s possession of them will enable Jason to deter the chief from using false evidence that the chief has created in order to intimidate Jason. Finding they have a liking for one another Chris and Margaret come ever closer together as he unravels the mystery of Timmy’s disappearance (he had been murdered) and who murdered him and why. This is the basic film script written in straight dramatic form.< Less
Notes Drift is a compilation of poetry from all of society, from the beautiful to the ugly. Poetry of love and of pain, depression and happiness fill the pages of 100 poems, one short story and an... More > essay for all to enjoy.< Less