16/09/2021

Gene Genie

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I completed Gene Genie as the second in this series and felt I had moved my writing up a notch or two. I submitted it to Pegasus/Vanguard and they promptly agreed to publish it. This time the villain was an American evangelical sect that was abusing genetic engineering to bring about their prophesies and goals.

Gene Genie front cove

I asked Pegasus how they would support this new book and they said it would be just as they had for Still Water, so I withdrew it. I recovered my rights and they remaindered the balance of their Still Water print run.

So this Gene Genie cover art above was for a self-published release, I also revamped Still Water, with a new cover. Matt produced the artwork, giving them added value for me. I also changed my hero’s name from the rather pretentious Guy Quartermain to Tom Carter. Part of the desire to do this was that when you have a character called ‘Guy’ it confuses any use of the term ‘guy’ as in a guy, or this guy…

Still Water new front cover

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