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December 12, 2005

Chapter Twenty

At last, after a centuries-long space voyage, Holly and her man Jase are heading home - home to Planet Earth.

As with all the very best novels, the reader feels sad to bid farewell to the central character, brave, resourceful Holly Parmentier. If this is your first encounter with Brian William Neal's thrilling space odyssey, click on The Kingdom Of the Blind in the menu on this page. Start reading, from Chapter One, then on and on, allowing yourself to be rocketed across space and time on an unforgettable journey.

There's the best possible news for fans of Brian's super sci-fi tales. In the coming months Open Writing will be serialising more of his novels. Watch out for his take on a Star Trek adventure.

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December 05, 2005

Chapter Nineteen

... Holly held her breath, waiting, hoping. Then Jase smiled again. "I love you Holly.'' Holly wept then... There's great happiness for gallant Holly Parmentier as Brian William Neal's epic space adventure moves towards an unexpected conclusion

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November 28, 2005

Chapter Eighteen

"Hanging off their port side, suspended in space and seemingly motionless, was another spacecraft...'' Brian William Neal's epic space odyssey continues to astonish.

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November 21, 2005

Chapter Seventeen

"Hoddle smiled and produced a small object from one
of his suit pockets. He extended it towards her, and she
saw that it was a dart-gun. The small weapon fired a short
steel shaft about six inches long, propelled by compressed
air from a bottle built into the grip.

Holly knew that it was probably a more deadly weapon
than even a firearm in this environment; all it had to do
was puncture hers or Caleb’s suits....''

Fasten your seat belt before reading this thrilling climactic chapter of Brian William Neal's thunderously exciting sci-fi novel.

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November 14, 2005

Chapter Sixteen

As the starship Isaac Asimov continues on its centuries-long journey to another world, crew member Holly Parmentier realises that she, and she alone, will have to confront a homicidal madman. Brian William Neal's sci fi story grips like a ten-fingered hand.

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November 07, 2005

Chapter Fifteen

"The female, Parmentier, will be looking for him now,
he knows. She thinks, because she is the only one
unaffected by the accident, that she is the superior
intelligence on the ship; how wrong she is! She will learn,
as will they all, that there is only one master of this vessel...''

Battle lines are drawn on the stricken starship Isaac Asimov. Dr Hoddle interferes with the master computer, and Holly Parmentier is confronted by a nightmarish opponent. Brian William Neal's sci fi odyssey is enthralling.

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November 02, 2005

Chapter Fourteen

"Earth has moved on, Miss Parmentier, as must we. Were we to return now, it would be a world that none of us would recognise, a world four hundred years into the future...''

Should the stricken Starship Isaac Asimov turn around and head back to its home planet? Should Holly Parmentier allow herself to fall in love? Brian William Neal's thrilling space adventure novel continues to surprise.

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October 24, 2005

Chapter Thirteen

Should the stricken Starship Isaac Asimov turn around and begin a centuries-long voyage back to the planet Earth? Holly Parmentier, the only "normal'' crew member, has to consider the question, then she is disturbed by the reaction of Julian Hoddle, the English medical man recently awakened from deep sleep. The tension mounts in Brian William Neal's brilliant sci-fi novel.

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October 17, 2005

Chapter Twelve

Holly Parmentier wakes more of the "sleepers'' on the starship Isaac Asimov, which has suffered a prolonged computer shutdown after being struck by a meteor. Most have been disabled in some way, but the last to awake, the brilliant English medical man Julian Hoddle, seems surprisngly normal...

If this is your first encounter with Brian William Neal's superlative sci-fi saga, click on The Kingdom Of The Blind in the menu on this page and begin reading the great adventure from the beginning.

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October 10, 2005

Chapter Eleven

The first of the thousands of sleepers on the starship Isaac Asimov awakes. And Holly Parmentier, the only functioning crew member, finds herself in an unanticipated situation. Brian William Neal's suspensful epic space odyssey grips the imagination

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October 03, 2005

Chapter Ten

Time to start waking up some of the 5,000 folk on the starship Isaac Asimov, outward bound on a centuries-long journey to a distant planet. Holly Parmentier, the only crew member on duty, knows that following a computer failure the sleepers will be affected in some way... The tension mounts in Brian William Neal's epic sci fi adventure novel. If you want to begin the story at Chapter One, click on The Kingdom Of The Blind in the menu on this page.

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September 26, 2005

Chapter Nine

Now the sleepers slept on, without any guarantee that
any of them would ever wake again. And the stricken ship hurtled towards Procyon.

* *

Crew member Holly Parmentier manages to "re-awaken'' the star ship Isaac Asimov's computer then, exhausted by traumatic events, she sleeps.

Brian William Neal's dramatic tale of a space odyssey implants vivid and unforgettable images in the minds of its readers.

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September 19, 2005

Chapter Eight

Is Holly Parmentier now the only person of sound mind among the thousands aboard the starship Isaac Asimov? Brian William Neal's thrilling sci fi epic continues at a cracking pace.

Catch up on earlier chapters by clicking on The Kingdom Of The Blind in the menu on this page.

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September 12, 2005

Chapter Seven

After a meteor strikes tha starship Isaac Asimov, outward-bound on a centuries-long voyage, crew member Holly Parmentier faces up to the ultimate horror. Of the thousands aboard, is she the only one alive? Brian William Neal's sci-fi saga is a thrilling, dazzlingly-well-written read. Catch up on earlier chapters by clicking on The Kingdom Of The Blind in the menu on this page.

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September 05, 2005

Chapter Six

...Afterwards, she could never be absolutely sure that she had felt anything at all; she thought she detected a faint tremor through her boots against the hull, but she may have imagined it...

Holly Parmentier is space-walking, working on the hull of the mile-long starship Isaac Asimov, when disaster strikes.

If you are first-time readers of Brian William Neal's epic science fiction story, click on The Kingdon of the Blind in the menu on this page. Begin at the beginning. Enjoy a thrilling read.

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August 29, 2005

Chapter Five

As she drifts over the mile-long hull of the starship Isaac Asimov, Holly Parmentier recalls how she became part of mankind's greatest space mission.

To read the first four chapters of Brian William Neal's richly-imagined space adventure click on The Kingdom of the Blind in the menu on this page.

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August 22, 2005

Chapter Four

"...On 22 November this year, the United Earth Ship Isaac Asimov will leave earth orbit carrying five thousand colonists from twenty-two countries, and will proceed under fusion/tachyon drive in a complicated parabola which will eventually take it in the direction of the star Procyon...''

Brian William Neal tells how Holly Parmentier came to be aboard the starship Asimov.

* If this is your first encounter with Brian's dazzling sci-fi serial, click on The Kingdom of the Blind in the menu on this page and first read the opening chapters.

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August 15, 2005

Chapter Three

"... although she knew that almost two hundred years had passed on earth, she still had trouble accepting that fact as reality. The idea that everyone she had ever known or even heard of, every friend and relative, every Net and movie and pop and rock 'n roll star that she had fantasised over in a succession of lonely rooms had been dead for more than a hundred years was difficult to accept...''

Crew member Holly Parmentier is about to carry out some repair work to the exterior of the starship Asimov.

Here's Chapter Three of Brian William Neal's gripping space odyssey.

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August 08, 2005

Chapter Two

The starship Asimov's calendar proclaims the date to be April twenty-third in the year 2317. The ship had set out on its long journey from Earth in November 2124. The 5,000 humans aboard have spent most of the time in cryosleep, unconscious, not dreaming, some of them waking every 65th year for a short stint of duty. Now it is time for Holly Parmentier's shift to awaken...

Brian William Neal's brilliant story will take you on a never-to-be forgotten journey.

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August 01, 2005

Chapter One

It has been said that, among the blind, the one-eyed man is king. But what would it be like to actually inhabit that “country of the blind”? How would a man, or in this case, a woman, cope with the realities of such a situation in what would essentially be their own little kingdom?

Today we begin the serialisation of Brian William Neal's gripping novel, In The Kingdom Of The Blind. There are 20 chapters, which will be appearing on Mondays, one chapter at a time. Make sure you don't miss a single one of them!

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