L. T. Hewitt is an 18-year-old university student from Cambridgeshire. Whilst studying towards his GCSE and A-levels, he managed to write a full-length novel exploring many key issues of the modern day, whilst reflecting a love of the past and suggesting traits of the future.
The premise of his novel is that of a man, Dave, discovering himself on a planet he believes to be alien. He soon releases, however, that he is at odds with his own mind, not the world around him.
Dave awakens on the curious planet of Glix and feels he must escape by finding the Fez – an object he believes may return him to his home – or else society's high demands will require him to live a life of conformity as an outcast.
An inquisitive but paranoid man, Dave teams up with a mentally unwell 14-year-old, two intelligent (though foolish) telepathic twins and a Chicken prophet to the Duck god Quack. Initially under the impression that he is all alone, Dave soon learns that the people who appear most confident aren't always so.
'The Fez' is a sci-fi/fantasy novel aimed at readers of all ages. For younger readers, it appeals as a quirky world of odd experiences and mystery. For the teenage audience, it deals with the issues of identity and detachment we all know and understand. For adults, it is a foray into philosophical questioning of what makes us who we are and who we look to as a reliable figure of authority, be it God, church or the everyday man.
About the author
Luke Thomas Hewitt was born on 20th June 1994 and has been bothered about it ever since. He began to convert this annoyance into books at an early age, and – upon discovering what it was – switched to writing instead. He started writing 'The Fez' when he was 12, and came up with a plot a year later.
Independently published via CreateSpace and Smashwords