Readings

Guide is structured into two parts because it is actually two books – The Fécunda and The Xenocotrix which the chapter listing below reflects. To this I have added links to YouTube readings; these being pre-publication (read from a late draft) have occasional differences in narrative (as well as bloopers!) I had intended to provide new readings to Guide, however, as I’ve been busy writing other things, that got kind of neglected. See also here.

Part 1 The Fécunda

→→ Star Crossed
→→ Late Pleistocene
→→ Star Beings
Capitaires
Gun Law
A High Place
Relics
Cat
and Mouse
Bearer Note
→ Cradle Hood
→ BVI
Peer Pressure
→ Observer Effect
→ Poulbots
Misadventure
Berkeley Heights
RUSH
la belle époque
Khwarezm
Manhattan
Trap Door
→ Near Earth Object
→ Xhenogie Corp
→ Flicker

Part 2 The Xenocotrix

Dead City Culture
Bait
Rochester Enclave
Ticket to the Ball
Instances
Child Speak, Child Spark
→ Checking Service
→ émetteur passif
→ Bahati’s Journal
Façades
Interruptions
Decoded
Memory
→ Keeping in Touch
→ Wahchinksapa
→ The Unveiling
→ Back in NYC
→ Rapture
→ Welcome to Earth
The Xenocotrix
Backwash
Shadows and Light
Coda
APPENDICES
Appendix I – Pronunciation
Appendix II – Deposition
—Communards
—Bahati’s Papers: The Nature of Civilisation
—Bahati’s Papers: Why Khwarezm?
Appendix III – About Star Beings
Appendix IV – Yshierl’s Song

What’s on this site?

Hi.
First things first; between October 21st and the 25th, 2014, A Guide to First Contact is free to download. Have you got it? The UK link is here.
Before you go any further I need to tell you this. It’s epic. Let’s repeat that.
IT IS

 

EPIC

UFO-+-Earth The title is an ironic play on words – however there actually is a guide, which does deal with alien first contact.

 

Easter egg in Guide
Hi there. Guide
isn’t for kids
The current Kindle edition has an Easter egg – you’ll know it when you find it.

 


Aliens-dancing What’s in the rest of this site?

Teasers, Spoilers, Themes.


You missed the Free Download to Kindle deal, what do you do?
I’m planning a Countdown Deal, which right now is some months off.

However.

Sometime in the future I will split Guide into two novels. From that point I’ll stop promoting this edition.


Feel free to post feedback.
I sometimes put up videos of me reading my work
You can make suggestions here.

Guide quotes from works by Idries Shah. I have permission to do this (kindly provided by The Octagon Press Ltd)