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Average rating: 5 based on 3 reviews

Doom of Stars

It’s a hoary old chestnut to suggest that writers create their own worlds but in the case of Martyn Rhys Vaughan that is certainly the case and then some. He is an intrepidly bold adventurer in the realms of speculative fiction, who can take the reader along with him to extraordinary places, offering glimpses of a what-might-be future of ruined metropolises and a climate out of kilter and of an earth doomed to hear the sounds of humanity’s sand-timer running swiftly out of so much as a grain of hope.

Beyond Closure

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
A really good read, Valerie creates excellent well rounded characters, mentioning in particular the scenes with Simon and his mentor Daphne. One aspect of the story explores grief and the amazing distortions that the mind can conjure, which I found fascinating, and gave a strong drive to the narrative.

Doom of Stars

‘Greetings! Dear readers. I recently came across this marvellous science fiction by Martyn Rhys Vaughan, and I must say that this is really fantastic in every way. The storyline is just so gripping and the plot is perfectly created.Turn the pages to witness the dystopian situation, an era of great apocalypse.’

Beyond Closure

This is a very well-written novel that it is a pleasure to work through, the characters having life breathed into them almost from the first page. And, too, we gain insights into various matters pertaining to our own lives, the author being a human being just like the rest of us. But also, we learn about the grieving process, for Valerie Norris was and is a bereavement volunteer, and in particular about the role of therapy in one form or another in helping the survivors of another person’s death.

Doom of Stars

Fabulously written end-of-the-world tale of survival, with
brilliant female characters leading the story.

The Mystery Beyond Knowledge

This book combines analytical acuity of the highest order with a profound meditation on the mystery revealed where analysis meets its limit. It also shows the author’s singular gift for humorous observation and not wholly disconnected from that the intensely poetic sensibility that often finds voice in his writing. This is the most distinctive and original work of philosophy that I have read in many years.

Doom of Stars

Meticulously crafted, fast-paced, and richly imaginative, the novel makes for a necessary read for both lovers of YA and adult dystopian fiction.

Doom of Stars

The fully realized characters, fast-paced narrative, and imaginative SF elements keep the pages flying. Vaughan’s intelligent prose transforms the familiar dystopian setup into a twisty, unsettling roller coaster full of intrigue and apprehension. This is a page-turner.

Waiting for a Hunter's Moon

Waiting for a Hunter's Moon

An eloquent, ornate, poetic and, at times, philosophical meander through the angler's year - a unique, candid writing style which will resonate and enthrall

In the long run

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully observed
A wonderful story of relationships and running, beautifully observed.