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March 14, 2012
-- William J. Benning has completed his novel, First Admiral. Released by Malachite Quills Publishing, First Admiral is about an ordinary teenager who must save the universe with his own battle fleet.
It's not easy being an ordinary teenager leading a hazardous and exciting double life.
The Garmaurians, the most advanced species in the universe, wiped themselves out with a bio-weapon in a senseless civil war. In a desperate attempt to protect the secret of the potentially dangerous Trion technology - the ability to manipulate the fundamental particle of the universe - their leader sends one last covert mission to Earth. The mission goes horribly wrong, leaving Billy Caudwell to stop a nearly unstoppable danger. Billy is an overweight, acne-scarred 14 year old, with the Mind Profile of a military genius, and now he has a huge battle fleet and a mission to unite the intelligent species of the universe in Universal Alliance.
With people to rescue, space fleets to battle and villains to defeat, Billy has to overcome his own inhibitions, insecurities, and a vicious bully before he can start saving the universe.
William J. Benning has an website available to answer all author and First Admiral related queries at http://www.wjbenning.co.uk/
. The book is currently available on Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007EGT8JC
, as well as being available on Barnes & Noble. The novel was edited by Tara Williamson, author of From Fad to Fab*: Ditch the Fad Diets for a Fabulous Life, and the cover art was created by Andrae Harrison, illustrator of Stolen (by K. A. Krisko).
Living in the beautiful countryside of south-west Scotland, William J. Benning is a graduate of Strathclyde University (Glasgow) where he studied Psychology and has pursued a career in Human Resources/Learning & Development having previously worked for the (British) Red Cross for many years. William likes his sci-fi, but is also keen on military history and speculative fiction. Among his fiction favourites are Harry Turtledove, the late George MacDonald Fraser, Bernard Cornwell and Clive Cussler. In the real world, William is a dog-lover who collects Edinburgh Crystal and has a terrible weakness for malt whisky.