A Modern Science Fiction Epic

The Genesis Project by Barry E Woodham

Science fiction in the classic style by a new master of the genre!

The Genesis Project leads us out into Space, seeding Humanity far and wide, working against the time of the final demise of Earth’s Sun.  Of course, nothing is ever simple or straightforward.  Whatever options may be pursued to save our species, there is always an element of danger.  But who amongst those that sent Humanity out into the unknown could have predicted the future as it was to become.  Discover, then, the truth of Humanity’s future history – and the second chance of a species!  Rest assured, there will be perils to overcome if Humanity is to survive – and prosper…

The Genesis Project in eBook and paperback

Book 1 – Genesis 2
Book 2 – Genesis Debt
Book 3 – Genesis Weapon..
Book 4 – Genesis Search
Book 5 – Genesis 3 : A New Beginning


Other tales from Barry E Woodham

The Elf-war & Molock’s Wand (self-published)
Star-Seed – (Work in progress)
Tales of the Ferryman — 1 – 15
Ghost stories


Bio

Barry Woodham spent his working life as a design engineer/draughtsman on the nuclear fusion project and has been an avid reader of science fiction for over fifty years. He found himself with nothing to read one lunchtime and began to write Genesis 2, the saga of the Gnathe, the first book in The Genesis Project. Many of his colleagues on the project began reading his efforts as quickly as he could finish the new chapters. He was persuaded to carry on and was halfway through the final section when the project drew to a close and he was able to take early retirement before redundancy, through a legacy. He promised his friends he would continue the story and let them know when he had finished. The joys of early retirement followed – fishing and walking the dogs, and the separation from his old reading colleagues meant the story remained unfinished. He lost the text through changing computers and it took some effort to retrieve the full story.

Barry Woodham

Barry proudly holding up his paperback books!

He knew how Genesis 2 would end, but could never seem to be able to get round to finishing it.  This has now changed and Barry has written the Genesis Project series, which started with Genesis 2, the saga of the Gnathe and now includes Genesis Debt, Genesis Weapon, Genesis Search and the final book Genesis 3.

More information:

The Author on The Independent Author Network
The Author’s blog
The Author on Facebook
The Author on Twitter
The Author on Amazon UK

Read about Barry, including a ‘broad brush’ review of his works, in his local newspaper, the Swindon Advertiser!

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About Steve

An author since the age of 13 years, writing again dominates my activities. My "Imagineer-ing" blog is my primary site. Also: Beginner knitter since November 2010. Favourite knitting techniques: cable and lace. Beginner cross stitcher. Beginner jewellery maker. With the promotion of self publication and all the other work that has been going on here, Dad decided around 2am this morning (22/11/2013) that it was time to begin his next adventure. He was seen off earlier the previous evening by myself, my brother, my sister in law, and my sister, as well as his wife (our mum), and an enigmatic being known only as A Lorraine. After this time of story telling, laughing, crying, joking and mickey taking, we saw how tired both mum and dad were, and we decided to leave them under the (sometimes) gentle care of The Lorraine. When Dad found the timetable for his travels, he let Mum know gently, which woke her from her drowsing, then, with the same gentleness he showed in this universe, he boarded his favourite mode of transport, the Interdimensional Steam Train, and set off with a smile and a wave. For those of us closest, that smile was a reminder that his pain has ended, and the wave, an indicator that he will pop in to all those that knew him, from time to time. Usually at the most inconvenient and in opportune moments he can. While we are sad that he is no longer here, we are happy he now has no pain, and is experiencing more extraordinary things that his writers mind will be frantically weaving into a new story. Posted by Son Damien

10 thoughts on “A Modern Science Fiction Epic

  1. Congratulations to Barry on reaching this culmination of what must have been years of commitment (with a pause or two!). I do really mean that but must confess that I comment further for mostly selfish reasons, as should become plain, for I am at least three steps behind Barry and would like to know more about how he did it!
    I hope the length of this comment will not cause offence or inconvenience, and I justify indulging myself in this way because I truly believe that this is, at least potentially, an incredibly exciting time for writers.
    At last authors have a chance of grasping complete control of their work, finally free of obligations to publishers, patrons and all the other powers and owners of “the means of production” that so often limit an author’s chances to find an audience and earn a living through their pen, or, today, word processor or, right now, even their smart phone!
    Steve, I had to click through to Amazon to find out how to buy these books and who had published them. That’s probably just due to my unfamiliarity with the Imagineerebooks site, and I’m sorry Barry, but I’m some way off being able to actually buy any more books!
    No disrespect to Memoirs Publishing, and I can only guess their role in producing …well, I’ve scanned the Swindon Advertiser article now, so my guess is confirmed – you’ve paid for the lot! Again, congratulations, because that’s a whole different ball game to be mastered.
    By the way, my late father used to read Analog, and Isaac Asimov’s magazine, and I suddenly remember he was a member of the Science Fiction Book Club (?), back in the 70’s, who would send him hard back books, wrapped in paper covers, mostly black and white.”Flow my tears, the Policeman said” is the only title that comes to mind, if any of that sounds familiar. And he got The Saint, and Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, but we’d better pass rapidly over those!
    Another point of contact between Barry and myself is that I am 53, as yet only with the sort of early retirement that comes from long term unemployment (I know, and apologize, but it can be hard to find one’s niche with a heart set on “being a writer”).
    Any road, Barry: You must have been spending a lot of time promoting your works, as well as publishing and writing them. I hope you found the internet and blogging type activities very useful, as to me that does seem to be the way forward, as many bloggers would no doubt agree. Times are hard for publishers too, of course, though I do suspect that their version of mucking along is rather more comfortable than the average writer’s.
    It seems you still have a slight preference for paper, Barry? Wouldn’t it be easier and cheaper to just sell e book editions? I’d be interested in your thoughts on this but dammit, you’re a man of science so why get sentimental about the smell and feel of a “real” book? It’s nice to build a library, but shelf space can be limited, and suppose you have to move house?
    Perhaps the most useful question to ask Steve and Barry at this point, in terms of promoting, publishing and selling your work would be this: what specific skills and knowledge should a writer acquire to make a success of pursuing this route? Please bear in mind that my budget is zero, my time running out!
    Here in Southampton, I’m a member of a group called Writing Buddies, and I’m sure many of its members, most of whom have been published in various forms (my own effort so far just a modest book of poems, with illustrations they inspired) would be most interested in your experience and opinions.
    That’s more than enough of your time and attention to take up, so, hoping that some of this is of some interest to you and other writers, let me conclude by congratulating Barry and Steve both on the great strides they have made for themselves, and thank them for pointing at least part of the way along this exciting new medium.

    • Hi.

      Sorry about the purchase link confusion. If none are stated specifically, then it’s always worth checking the other links, as the books are often available through multiple sources.

      As for the question of skills and knowledge required for promoting, publishing and selling, that’s a complex set of issues. Essentially, it’s a question of plain hard work and finding the websites and individuals best able to help with each process. There’s no magic formula, sadly. You have to have a firm presence online, with your own website and/or blog, through which potential readers can find more information about you and your works. There’s limited usefulness in Social Networks (like Twitter and Facebook), according to the statistics I have, but they certainly don’t hurt to be involved in. Selling in any form may sound like high pressure, but relentless advertising of your books on any site will turn people off you! All the pressure is on you, to make your ‘pitch’ subtly! Occasional updates, amidst a lot of information that has nothing to do with your own work.

      I’m in my late 50s myself, and have been out of work through disability for a very long time. My own budget is, therefore, also Zero 😉 It’s possible to get the job done under such circumstances, but it’s also tougher to do so. Basically, you have to do what you’re able to and simplify everything else. What’s most important is to be as meticulous as possible in your editing and rewriting, and you have to be prepared to carry out revisions to your work even after it’s published.

      I hope I’ve covered things that I’m qualified to answer myself. I’m afraid that I can’t speak for Barry. I also hope that your own journey in modern writing opportunities is exciting, rewarding and, most of all, fun 🙂

      • Thanks Steve. I’m sure the Writing Buddies group would be happy to include you and Barry as honorary members!. Our meetings are the first Friday of the month at the Mercure Dolphin Hotel in Southampton High Street at 2pm and you and Barry will both be very welcome to come along any time you’re in Southampton. Rest assured, you won’t have to read – we just pool information, chat and, yes, have writerly fun!

      • Thank you so very much 🙂 Alas, my days of travel are over. It is a trial simply to go across my home town, and one which requires days of recovery. But please do pass on my best wishes to the Writing Buddies 🙂

      • No biggy, John, thanks 🙂 My biggest regret about it is seeing less of my kids and grandkids than I’d like to! That genuinely hurts. Thank you, you’re too kind 🙂

        Many thanks,
        Steve

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