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Static Push by Richard Horsley

Static Push

by Richard Horsley

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I killed a tree!

It doesn’t matter how many of us read books on our Kindle / Kobo / phone / TV / microwave, there will always be a place for dead-tree copy. I thought I was firmly cemented in the ebook revolution (I use a Kobo), and I almost never buy hard-copy books any more.

Then today I received this.

SPPaperbackJust in case you were wondering, I had squee. In fact I probably need to italicize that… Squee. 

Yea, I think it needed to be bold now. Screw it, you get the idea. I mean, this thing is broken, the cut is too close to the title (despite my sticking rigorously to the sizing, formatting and bleed guidelines) and so it needs to be re-formatted, but hell… It’s MY book. In my hand.


Yea, that’s better.

So as you’ve probably guessed, Static Push will very soon be available in Premium Paperback. Notice the Premium back there? I’m not really sure what that means, but I assume it might be gold plated or something. So if you have been waiting to get your hands on Static Push in risk-of-papercut edition, you will soon be able to do so. Once I get the cover right.


Disclaimer: It totally won’t be gold plated.

Revisited, rewritten. New samples for all!

A while ago I mentioned on Twitter that I wasn’t happy with the start of Static Push.

This is quite a big thing for any writer to admit, especially since I had previously released sample chapters containing the original content. But it wasn’t right, and after re-visiting, revising, pruning and adding for what felt like the bazillionth time, it just wasn’t doing what I wanted it to do.

So, I took drastic action.

I started again from scratch.

I have rewritten the whole intro to Static Push. The characters are the same. The humour is still there. The soul of the story is intact. The team at Dennison are better than ever (of course 😉 ).

So, let’s not call this a new beginning. A reboot, revamp. Instead I’m going to take a leaf from Lucas.

Static Push: Platinum HD Remastered Edition

Yea, that works 😉

Get the re-written sample chapters below, and as always, your feedback really matters to me!

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NOTE: Theses samples have been superseded by the released version of the book and may contain issues that were fixed in the final version! Also, wookies. So, y’know. Warn.

Static Push: Preface

We tried. We really did.

Tried to do the right thing, to push the boundaries of science, to propel the Human race to new heights.

But we Pushed too far, and something noticed. Something ancient. Something that knew us better than we knew ourselves.

So here we drift, floating on Hope. Only eleven Humans survived the consequences of our hubris.

I am not one of them.

New Cover Art!

I’ve finally managed to get the art to a point I’m happy with. It’ll get tweaked a ton more, I’m sure, but for now I’ve just got to stop fiddling otherwise I’ll go blind. So here it is! The new and improved all-original artwork for Static Push. I hope you like!


It’s a website, Jim

So I’ve been putting this off for a while now. Exposing a fledgeling hobby to the wilds of the internet and claiming it’s a talent is akin to emptying a bag of flour out of an open window and claiming it’s a cake. But delaying any longer would be like baking that cake without turning the oven on. We’d all be eating gooey uncooked website mixture, which might be tasty, but will eventually give us all indigestion.

That metaphor got away from me a bit.

Let’s segway smoothly into the reason for this cake; I write stuff. And recently I wrote a long bit of stuff about the same thing. This, in some circles, could be called a “book”, although in the circles I move in it’s most often referred to as “get that out of my face” or “did your infant daughter write this?”.

The moral of that story is: I don’t have very nice friends.

Static Push - Cover (Maybe!)

It’s a book! And it’s actually completed, mostly. Feedback from the first three chapters has been extremely promising, and so I’ve been forced to “put myself out there”. And not in the creepy way that results in restraining orders or anything. Not this time.

Static Push is my first novel, exploring the confines of Earth, as well as the loneliness of space and follows the journey of a small group of distinct individuals as they try to survive both.

Written primarily in NaNoWriMo 2014, Static Push is now in editing, but you can get your hands on the first three chapters right here in several formats for your eyeball pleasure.

Please leave comments to let me know what you think, all feedback is good feedback!



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