A Name Among The Stars

Well here it is. FINALLY.

{EDIT: some early problems with purchase link appear to have been fixed}

(FANFARE) A Name Among The Stars (FANFARE)

The weekend project! The little baby. All 107k words. The whole kaboodle on Amazon.

I’ve been ‘polishing’ this week, and could keep that up for another month or two, but the thought of all you folk clinging on by your fingertips has finally melted my heart. It was that, or I was starting to cry with laughter. Not quite sure which, but it was damp.

‘Polishing’ includes changing some names, making a little bit more foreshadowing etc.

Some polishing I was intending to do and didn’t. The style of the novel is quite stripped down compared to my usual work. Readers have commented on a lack of description of characters for instance. I had a look at putting those sort of descriptions in, and it just didn’t feel right. The weekend restriction (remember, apart from the last couple of weeks, nearly everything was written at the weekend) made for more ‘hurried’, sparse prose and descriptions felt out of place.

I haven’t had time to do all the clever marketing things like load a couple of episodes on Wattpad & Radish (serial-novels-R-us websites), so I’m relying on a big splash from my readers to draw the attention of the Sci Fi community. Needs to be a big splash, ‘cos it’s a big community.

Enough of me. Go and enjoy.

Then, please, review. 🙂

This link has refused to function 3 times so far!!!

USA https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076WZBFVJ

UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B076WZBFVJ

Germany https://www.amazon.de/dp/B076WZBFVJ

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About Mark Henwick

I was born in Africa and left out in the sun too often. An early interest in philosophy and psychology was adequately exorcised by tending bars. And while trying to enroll in a class to read Science Fiction full time, I ended up taking an engineering degree which splendidly qualified me to move into marketing. That in turn spawned a late onset career in creative writing. When not working, I get high by the slightly less conventional means of a small light aircraft. My first books are available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Mark-Henwick/e/B008SBO5YK/

11 responses to “A Name Among The Stars”

  1. Ric Johnston says :

    Hi Mark, You might want to contact Amazon as the purchase link on Amazon.com does not work. Have tried it several times and it just goes back to the same page. Good Luck

    Ric Johnston


  2. Mark Henwick says :

    Readers are now reporting the purchase link is working. Sorry for the inconvenience. No idea what happened.

  3. Shana Pare says :

    Thanks, Mark, for this excursion into the mad, mad world of an author’s mind. It has been fun, at least for me.

  4. Richard Johnston says :

    Can now get it through Amazon.com. Link has been fixed

    Ric Johnston


  5. azrm says :

    Purchased, but went straight to where you left off. Will leave a review when I get a chance to read the whole thing. Would have liked to have had more of the wedding. Definitely more science fiction than romance…

    • Mark Henwick says :

      Thank you Rose Marie.

      Yes, the adventure rather throttled the romance! Will try harder next time I write a romance. I’ve penciled in a session with my editor to tell me where I went wrong. 🙂

  6. Alex says :

    I loved the Book. Is this planed as Standalone, of will there be a sequel?

    • Mark Henwick says :

      Thanks Alex! It’s possible there will be a sequel. I have a bunch of ideas, but I also have a lot of other books in the hopper! I guess it partly depends on how well it does.

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