Aupes

Aupes

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by Les Broad
     
 

The world has been devastated by a chemical war; humanity survives only in isolated pockets of civilisation. With a poisonous atmosphere closing in on one such pocket the community must decide what to do. The problem is that there is nowhere else on Earth they can go.


Their destination must be somewhere that is not on the planet and they think they've

Overview

The world has been devastated by a chemical war; humanity survives only in isolated pockets of civilisation. With a poisonous atmosphere closing in on one such pocket the community must decide what to do. The problem is that there is nowhere else on Earth they can go.


Their destination must be somewhere that is not on the planet and they think they've found it.


Maybe, just maybe, they have.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011487217
Publisher:
Les Broad
Publication date:
08/26/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
632 KB

Meet the Author

That picture isn't me. It's my much-loved Border Collie bitch, who I lost to a spinal tumour in April 2011. She deserves this memorial.


I was born a very, very long time ago, very close to my mother in England. Now I live in Wales, which isn't England but is part of the UK. I've written all sorts of stuff, but mostly science fiction. It's sort of believable sci-fi - maybe it can't happen today, but might tomorrow, you know? The sci-fi novels are all on the theme of 'first contact' and the first one is being given away free. You'll have to pay for the others. Sorry.


I've got other novels, short stories and things that are supposed to be funny too but whether they are is your decision, right?


Some of the books are based on real incidents - I know they are, because they happened to me. There are five in total, I've released two, two are being tidied up and the last one won't be finished for a while yet. If you read one, remember it all happened to me and that I don't mind being laughed at. I'm used to it.


A while back I released a free book, 'Top Of The Shop'. (If you're a writer you might want to read it. I'll say no more.) I've since released another one, 'Tea, Drums And Speed'. So now the first sci-fi novel is free, 'Top Of The Shop' is free, and there's a free volume of short stories. I must be mad, giving this stuff away. Mind you, it hasn't stopped me giving away a book of political thoughts. If you're from Wales, or British, or even interested in Welsh politics, it might be worth reading.


There's also a free book about some films that appeal to me. You might find it interesting but I thought it would be a bit cheeky to want money for it. Have it on me.


There's one little thing I don't understand. Of everything I've put on this site, I think the stories in 'Swift Shifts' are the funniest, yet it's the title that's looked at least often. Why is that, do you think?


After a gap of several months I've now added a new three-story volume of funny stories. To balance this, there's a thoroughly miserrable one on its way!


A word or two about my pricing strategy might be worthwhile. A lot of people on this site (and I apologise if I've got this wrong) quote prices that are just a bit cheaper than you'd see in a bookstore. I don't do that. Ebooks don't have production or distribution costs, so why should you, the book buyer, have to pay even a tiny share of something that doesn't exist? Isn't it better to spend, say, $3 on three little books than on just one? I want you to enjoy what I've written, and at a realistic cost to you that I can live with. Simple, isn't it?


I'll add to this from time to time - there's no point saying everything at once, is there? You'd have no need to come back, would you?

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Aupes 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
anothermarion More than 1 year ago
This is ideally how first contact should be: no problems and everyone agrees with each other. but it doesn't make for an interesting story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
3 1/2 Stars  Good read. Survivors of the self destroying human race settle on a new planet that was only theorized to exist. There humanity meets aliens
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel took off with a bang, very interesting at the start but fizzed out in the middle, and picked up again towards the end. The characters were bland, and did not inspire me to either like them or not like them, they were just characters in the book. This isn't the worst book I have read, but it isn't one of the best. I understand we all have different taste in what we enjoy reading, but for me this book was not interesting enough to read another like it. The book has 571 pages on a nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good story but the utopian theme seems too far fetched.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters were well thought out and I was able to relate with them. The author was able to keep my interest from start to finish. I love the detail that was given to the Aupesian race- the culture, personalities, and history were very rich.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story and well written I thought.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice story with interesting characters.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read, but not great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gonna read more of his books I highly recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago