A new novella

RISE - By Robert Bishop

So . . . I decided to try my hands on some science fiction. True to the genre, it quickly grew too big to contain and escaped its confines.

Although the two genres share many similarities, sci-fi is not quite the same as fantasy, and I’m well aware of – and partially in agreement with – the notion that one should stick to what one knows best. Jumping from fantasy to science fiction (albeit only for two novellas), isn’t quite the same as a basketball player wanting to play football, and expecting to be taken in by the national team; but it’s in the ballpark. (See what I did there?)

In any case, I’m the basketball player trying to play football in this metaphor, and I sincerely hope that even though I didn’t stick to ‘my genre’ this time, you’ll read (and hopefully enjoy) the first of my two sci-fi novellas. And let’s be honest: I’m not writing in the big leagues here, so it’s not like I’m trying to have my cake and eat it, too. (Though I do tend to eat the cakes that I have. It seems preferable to throwing them away.)

In any case, the story follows a young girl and her brother as they’re trying to get some information to K’hadmera – The world that floats. Someone wants to stop them before they get there, however, and are willing to spend an ungodly amount of money to stop them. Alexandra, the young girl, doesn’t quite know what that information is, but her brother seems convinced that it could very well save the entire known universe.

Or end it.

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Read, enjoy, and leave a comment below if you feel like it. (Both the banner and the book is clickable, if you were wondering)

– Sincerely, Bishop

One Thousand

Another short-story is up and running.

This one is set in The Valley of a Thousand Snakes, far west in Noman. Seld Griffiths, a braham (outisder) is trying to prove his worth with the Akash Brotherhood, crafting explosives and duelling. It turns out he is far better extracting poison from Snakes, though. Things complicate when Seld starts sleeping with Prince Iben, who’s to be married to the beautiful Alyssha in only four short weeks.

It’s a good thing he’s comfortable around snakes…

1000

Read, enjoy, and leave a comment below if you feel like it. (The book is clickable, if you were wondering)

– Sincerely, Bishop

Breaking in Twa

One of my first short-stories is done with all the revamping and editing necessary, and is now available on this very page. It’s eighteen pages long, and follow Michael and Cassandra as they search for a mystical device in the dark and all-engulfing underforest. No one has set foot down there in hundreds of years, and the forest doesn’t seem to enjoy their presence. Still; they’ll need to persevere if they want to un-end the world.

Breaking in Twa

Read, enjoy, and leave a comment below if you feel like it. (The book is clickable, if you were wondering)

– Sincerely, Bishop

Coming soon!

Well, I’ve finally made my way onto the internet. As you’ve probably guessed, my name is Robert Bishop; and I’m the creator of The Fall of Noman series. For the past four years I’ve been working on “Awakenings”, the first book in the series. The book is currently going through its second revision, and I plan to post chapters here for feedback once I’m done. I’ve also been writing drafts for part two – “Frostbites” and part three – “A Hole in the World”.
In addition, I’ve written several short stories, among them, “Breaking in Twa”, which will be made available on this very site soon.

AwakeningsBreaking in Twa

Take a look around and get to know me a little better, leave a comment or just browse! In the days to come I will post various chapters from my work here, updates on my writing process and occasional thoughts regarding nothing at all.

You can also find me on Twitter and Facebook:
https://twitter.com/FallOfNoman
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– Sincerely, Bishop