Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Blog Tour: The October Men, by David Impey

Welcome to this stop in the 
blog tour for The October Men,
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The October Men
David Impey
Trade Paperback, 340 pages
BigBear Communications Ltd.
March 20, 2018
Kindle Edition, 328 pages
David Impey
March 20, 2018
Conspiracy Theories, Mystery, 
Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller


Otto Parsons, a brilliant young Oxford physicist, is missing. The October Men is a story of Otto’s experiment in quantum physics – trying to create zero gravity without going into space – which yields spectacularly unexpected results: time travel. Professor Dan Sibley, ever more desperate to secure funding to keep the experiment running, allows their work to fall into the control of men with an utterly different agenda. Otto's disappearance is the first link in a chain of events, which tie together monumental historic moments including the sale of a lost van Gogh painting, the discovery of rare film footage of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Wall Street Crash of 1929, the discovery of a hoard of rare art treasures in a French cave, and the murder of a financial advisor in the Cayman Islands.

The scientists initially try to fund the experiment by producing a historical TV series that uncovers the truth behind the Roswell Incident and the assassination of President Kennedy, among others. Inevitably, the show goes viral and attracts unwanted attention. As the project requires ever more funds, sponsorship is sought elsewhere, and control of the equipment quickly passes to a shadowy cabal of international criminals whose activities have global consequences, as they exploit the equipment to take advantage of the financial and art markets.

When the truth slips out, human existence itself comes under threat.

The October Men is the stunning debut from David Impey, full of twists and turns that will keep you gripped. If you like well-crafted thrillers by John le Carré and Colin Dexter or thought-provoking science fiction by John Wyndham, then The October Men is the novel you must read.

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This is the first full-length novel by David Impey. He originally graduated in Chemistry and, afterwards, worked in high-tech industry either on the marketing/commercial side or in advertising.
David has helped write campaigns with a heavy emphasis on demystifying supposedly obscure areas of science that affect everybody on a day-to-day basis, and has won several awards for his work.
His first published work was an April Fool’s article in a yachting magazine and, since then, David has been a frequent columnist and contributor to industry journals and online blogs, as well as setting up some and editing others. He also developed a TV series about health called “The Dose”.
When he’s not writing, David is a composer, producer, and keyboardist. He has worked as a musician for 20 years, principally as a composer of soundtrack music for corporate clients ranging from sherry to paint to insurance and cruise lines.
Some of his music has been used extensively by TV companies across Europe, including the UK and the Netherlands. David lives near Oxford with his wife and insane dog. 

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  1. This sounds both different and s little like the older science fiction that was more popular in the past. Time travel when done with imagination and intelligence can still be the driver of good fiction.

    I think that the funding idea, through the internet television series is a neat idea.

    1. Hi, Brian!

      I LOVE time travel stories! And I don't think the topic will ever be exhausted. As you state in your comment above: "Time travel when done with imagination and intelligence can still be the driver of good fiction." I ABSOLUTELY AGREE!!! I just NEVER get tired of reading novels that revolved around time travel!! Although I haven't read any SF short stories or novellas for some time, this would apply to them, too.

      Yeah, I like the idea of using a TV show to fund such experiments. I would imagine that, if these experiments were to really take place, and produce time travel, the worldwide commotion would be enormous!! And we SF fans would be SUPREMELY delighted!! Oh, if ONLY such a thing would and could happen.....

      I think the fact that this novel includes conspiracy theories, as well as suspense (and I suspect there's espionage involved, as well), makes it VERY exciting! I want to get it ASAP!! (I will probably be buying the Kindle edition, too; this novel is just TOO tempting!)

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  2. Sounds like fun, a high speed read,

    1. Hi, Sue! Oh, for SURE!! Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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    1. Hi, again, Sue!!

      Yeah!! It was like watching an actual movie, wasn't it? I would LOVE it if this book were, indeed, made into a movie!!

      Thanks for commenting again!! <3 :)

  4. Did someone say time travel... :) :) :) Seriously, I need this book right now!

    1. Hi, Steph!

      YEAH!!! I need this book right now, too!! I think I'll get the Kindle Edition, as a matter of fact! If I LOVE the book, as I'm pretty sure I will, then I'll get the printed edition, as well!! (Yeah, I'm addicted THAT bad!!)

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)


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