Sharrock Speaks

Today is the UK publication date of HELL SHIP.  And I thought I’d celebrate by introducing you to Sharrock, one of the three main characters in the story.

Sharrock has in fact already featured in a short story in the Further Conflicts collection, edited by the magnificent Ian Whates. He’s an alien from a universe not our own, from a culture devoted to war.  He’s a brawny, muscular kind of fellow, an epic hero no less; but with a whisper of a sense of humour.  By the time the story of Hell Ship begins, Sharrock has fought many wars and survived many great adventures.

And then it all turns to shit.  As we find out in the opening chapter, narrated here beautifully by Gideon Emery in the audio book version of the book which has been made by Recorded Books in New York, who have very kindly sent me three excerpts to play to you.

Here’s Sharrock:

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