Micheal Cobley

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Seeds Of Earth Review @ NextRead – And Other Matters

Slightly after the fact, having just picked up on it via my agents’ website, Zeno, this review at the NextRead site, saying some nice things -


Also, just to remind all of you good people that the competition to win a copy of the paperback of Seeds Of Earth will end tomorrow night at midnight. To get the hot poop on this dynamite giveaway (requiring only that you answer a straightforward question via the magic of Google!), scroll down this page, or click on this link -


Not only but also, I note that the sequel to one of the greatest vid games ever, Bioshock 2, will be released to a salivating public on February 9th, a Tuesday for some reason. Sadly, I will be unable to actually buy one for myself straight away since yours truly has a book to finish and a deadline to somehow meet. But I will be watching and waiting for the gamers of the world to make their judgement, well, that and waiting to see if the game needs patching once its out there in the wild. And even though Ken Levine (the man behind the original game) isn’t involved, the advance teasers etc look very intriguing. Of course, the premise and narrative thus far revealed bear no resemblance to the notions I came up with for the Bioshock sequel…which I might post here. In a few weeks. Maybe.

Oh yeah, and next time out I’m going to tell you a little about a personal, near-lifelong obsession with the band the Blue Oyster Cult.

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Other Posts of Potential Interest:

  1. Seeds Of Earth Review at SFCrowsnest!
  2. Seeds Of Earth Review at BookGeeks!
  3. Seeds Of Earth Review: Dave Brendon's Fantasy & Scifi Weblog
  4. Seeds Of Earth review at Walker of Worlds
  5. Bioshock Novel: Ken Levine Salts The Fries

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  1. Afront Says:

    February 17th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    I’m thoroughly enjoying BioShock 2 – I posted some soundtrack links on my blog if you like the music and have Spotify. Fascinating to hear you wrote a treatment for a sequel! Would you ever write a full game tie-in novel – like Oliver Bowden’s recent one for Assassins Creed 2?

  2. rockitboy Says:

    February 17th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Ah, I too have bought Bioshock 2 and its sitting there on the shelf, whispering to me, promising all manner of gothique wonders….but I have a book to write, so I`m putting off playing it until later in the year. I`m also denying myself playing Stalker: Call of Pripyat, Metro 2033, and Singularity. Sigh, but then self-denial is good for the soul….it says here…

    As for my Bioshock 2 outline – my version is radically different from the route the 2K guys have gone down, in that I`ve consciously followed Ken Levine’s lead in overtly examining cultural ideologies. I’m holding on to it for another time, end of the year perhaps.

    Write a tie-in novel? Hmm, dunno. I have enough novel/story ideas to keep me busy for the next decade and a half, I reckon. But if the money were sufficiently tasty I might be able to work it into my schedule ;-)

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