After I read a couple of the reviews I finally went back to re-read the Navigator and I was very pleasantly surprised, if you have ever finished a book then you will know you go through a period of never wanting to see it again. Being happy with the overall flow, story and shape of the book, it was however in need of additional proof reading and had far to many swearwords, swearwords that I found in the re-read to be utterly distracting me as a reader from the rest of the story. So mission re-draught started quite casually, I replaced the swearing with scifi-esque expletives, (Courtesy of Farscape and BSG) and then decided to Americanise the latest version of the book, as that is now the most common expression of English.
As a self publishing author I am sure there will be the remaining odd typo in the finished product but what I can say is this. I love the Narrator, and I am particularly proud of the hero, he seems like someone real, the concepts and the whole logic and feel of this future universe, it is the frame that these particular stories hang in. The second book in the series Ignorantia Felicitas is out soon and is set before the Navigator. I am enjoying the writing of the story and hope that I have learned more than a bit from my mistakes.
All in all I feel that this book is an original and different spin on the future and what impressed me about re-reading it was that the story works on so many different levels. Some of which genuinely didn’t occur to me when I was writing it.
The Navigator and all of my following work will always be available at smashwords.com, if you copy and paste the link below it will take you straight to the new version of the book.
Mostly though I hope you enjoy this little rocket ride and look forward to reading more from this alternate reality experiment called The Awash in Starlight series.