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Bedfordshire Author Announces Book Series Inspired By The Pilgrim’s Progress - Now In Paperback.
The Reality War novels are time travel adventures set in Bedford and Elstow. Published initially as eBooks, The Reality War paperbacks are now available in the UK and North America.
Commenting on the release, author and Greyhart Press publisher Tim C. Taylor said: “Ever since reading Peter F. Hamilton’s futuristic books set in Rutland, I’ve sought out science fiction set specifically in Britain, but not in London. There aren’t many examples, so I decided to do something about that, setting my books in Elstow and Bedford. I started writing this series in the local history section of Bedford Central Library, surrounded by books about or by our most famous local historical figure: John Bunyan. Before long, the themes of Bunyan’s book: The Pilgrim’s Progress had worked their way into the heart of my story.”
Greyhart Press has published 29 books by 11 authors. On why he was publishing his own work through Greyhart Press, Taylor said: “I know from experience that it’s not easy writing a novel in the gaps between a working week and family life. Initially I published short fiction through Greyhart Press, but when I started publishing novels by other authors last October, I said that I would publish one of my own. I couldn’t look other authors in the eye and ask them to trust me to make their novel a success if I wasn’t prepared to risk my own work in the same way.”
About The Reality War
In 1992, Radlan Saravanan runs a small business out of a Tudor cottage in the sleepy English village of Elstow. But Radlan was born in 2951, and when he falls in love with a local girl, he has to choose between running from his own people and condemning his lover to die.
He makes the wrong choice.
Travelling into the past, falling in love… it turns out that he was meant to do these things. He’s been manipulated all along. But now he’s slipped his handlers, and Time isn’t following the right script any more. Other versions of history vie for dominance, and our reality is losing.
In 1992, Radlan Saravanan sparked The Reality War.
The Reality War is a two-novel series inspired by The Pilgrim’s Progress, an allegorical novel by 17th century author John Bunyan. It is both an action-adventure series, and a spiritual journey made by two people, mirror images of each other from rival realities.
“The concept of time-travel, paradox and alternate reality has always been mind-blowing and now a mind-blowing novel to live up to it. Hollywood check this out!” — Bookish Things 5 stars
For more information, see The Reality War web page
Notes to editors
About Tim C. Taylor: Tim lives in Bromham, Bedfordshire and for 18 years worked for Capita at Bedford’s Priory Business Park, producing software for schools and local authorities. When Capita made him redundant in February 2011, his co-workers gave him a Kindle as a leaving present. That gave him ideas... In March 2011 he started Greyhart Press to publish an eBook back catalogue of short science fiction stories previously published in magazines and anthologies;
About Greyhart Press: Bromham-based Greyhart Press publishes paperbacks and eBooks through retailers such as Amazon and iTunes. In 2012, Greyhart Press went global, holding launch events in Brighton, England, and in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, USA. You can find out more at www.greyhartpress.com, including information about how readers can read the entire Greyhart range of eBooks for free.