Compare modern-day forensic techniques with was in use in the Jack The Ripper years (1888-1891) may seem absurd, at the limit of parodistic. Even for those who are less than competent about this matter, the technological comparison is totally unequal. 130 years of progress are a lot, but it would be profoundly wrong to assimilate the late nineteenth century to a kind of stone age, where the criminal investigation took place only based on the intuition of the investigators and the testimonies. Similarly, it would be wrong to think that current technology is the necessary and sufficient condition to solve any crime, including serial killings. Just read a newspaper to realize it.
Next month I will have to honor, and the pleasure, to be part of a blogathon created by “Redjack”.
It will be a first for me and it will be a blast. Visit here for more details.
Time for a self-promotional post, just to remember to everybody out there that there’s a new e-book incoming, hard and fast like any science fiction story should be.
The third installment of my ongoing series, Ghosts Of War, will hit the digital market July 15th, with the focus of the story about a young spaceminer in the Asteroid Belt and his dangerous journey to go back home.
Today is finally the day, the first issue is officially out for sale on Amazon. It’s like a giant machine set in motion, gaining inertia second after second. Maybe I’m a little over the lines with that, but this story means a lot to me and I’m happy to unleash it on the market. I know for sure that it will not be a best seller or the best story you will read this year but I’m proud, proud of my work and for what it will come in this year.
Every book has a cover. That’s easy, right? But your book, the one you get mad at writing, should have a great cover! But even the greatest artist of all time cannot understand what the Hell you want if you’re not able to deliver the right message. It’s a different way to sell your work, isn’t it? What you have to do is sell the basic idea of your book to another person, the artist, to help him/her to maximize his/her efforts. Is it easy? It should be, because you’re a goddamn author / publisher and that’s a part of your work.
When I write I just need to have some music playing and I like to think about my projects like movies, each one with its distinctive soundtrack. A pity I ain’t a musician, so I’m not in the right condition to create an OST from scratch. Thanks to two good friends of mine, Davide Mana and Lucia Patrizi, I’ve found a very useful service – totally free of charge – to create the right musical companion of my series.
This is another sneak peek about my upcoming series “Ghosts Of War“, the first about one of the tales that I’m writing for this purpose. As you already know “Rest In peace” is the title of the first issue, that will be out on the market next month.
What are the roots of this story? Where do I get the inspiration and what are the main elements of science fiction here?