Stand-Alone Collection by Award-Winning Geoff Nelder

Stand-Alone Science Fiction & Fantasy!

Incremental by Geoff Nelder.

25 Tales Of Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Speculative, and Bizarre Fiction

These twenty-five tales from Geoff Nelder have increment as a theme. INCREMENT:

Noun-an increase or addition, especially one of a series on a fixed scale. Synonyms: increase, addition, gain, augmentation, step up, supplement, addendum, adjunct, accretion, boost, enhancement. Verb-cause a discrete increase in. Mathematically the difference can be negative-decremental.

For example, a pothole doubles in size every day, a meteorite hits the same house daily at the same time, or a heavy leather-bound book on the top shelf teeters closer to toppling at each library visit. A sound is heard all over the Earth, but more worrying, it gets louder each day. A couple of astronauts’ crash land on an ocean planet (apparently) and incrementally sink.

A few stories are more mental than incremental, you’ll see.

Some of the stories have won awards and have been published before, but most of the wordage is new and drawn together for a common theme. I do not apologize for the mix of genres in this collection. I write as the muse takes me and only afterwards am, I asked, is it hard SF, bizarre, horror? You have a smorgasbord of fantasy, science fiction and speculative in your hands.

“Some of these stories are more mental than incremental – all wonderful.” By Limnisa Writers’ Retreat, Greece.

‘A feast of Kafka-esque incremental tales, to be ‘literally’ devoured one after the other… by Mark Iles author of the Pride of Lions #1 best-selling sci fi book.

Review by C. LEWIS: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. A brilliant read!! Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 4, 2021. Verified PurchaseA spell binding compilation of page turning stories. Wonderful stuff!!

Review by DAVID LEAPER: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. A broad spectrum. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 2, 2018. Verified Purchase. I really enjoyed this collection of short stories, sci-fi at it’s best. What I particularly liked is the unpredictable endings to the stories. Geoff Nelder is a visionary writer. This is a must for all lovers of sci-fi and the unknown.

Product Details:
Paperback: ‎292 Pages
Publisher: ‎LL-Publications (October 10, 2018)
Language: ‎English
Science Fiction (Short Stories)
Science Fiction (Anthologies)
Science Fiction (Tales)

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VENGEANCE ISLAND by Geoff Nelder.

Vengeance Island follows the fate of a sixteenth century abducted family, and of two contemporary lovers thrown together by the ancients. Reece and Zita are unaware that one descends from the pirates, the other from the abducted family. While ancient Gozo spirits seek revenge, so do the Ottoman Corsairs, who intend to roll back history, and this time win the siege of Malta.

The history is real. The places are authentic. The tension and excitement are palpable.

“A gripping tale, full of energy and mystery, keeping you wanting for more with every line you read.” John Bonello, First-Prize Winner of the Malta National Book Award

“I liked it. There’s a foreground of interesting characters combined with a skillfully fed-in hint of weirdness.” Jaine Fenn – Hidden Empire series

A previous version was released as ‘Xaghra’s Revenge’. ‘Vengeance Island’ has been modified.

Review by Aidan Lucid: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Another Great Read From Geoff Nelder. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 23, 2021. Verified Purchase. As always, Geoff delivers with “Vengeance Island”. It’s a fast-paced story combining both the past and present in a truly unique way. The dialogue sings and there’s no letup in the novel’s pacing. A real page turner and I wouldn’t expect anything less from the great man himself, Mr. Nelder. If you’re a fan of Geoff’s work, this won’t disappoint. Get it TODAY!

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Print Length: ‎297 Pages
ASIN: ‎B08NHQTSD3
Publication Date: ‎November 14, 2020
Language: ‎English
Fiction (Magical Realism)

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The Chaos Of Mokii by Geoff Nelder.

An Experimental Science Fiction.

The city of Mokii exists only in the combined imaginations of its inhabitants. A metaphysical experiment with surprising results. Science fiction but not as you know it. A literary short story.

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Reading Age 13-18
Grade Level 9-12
Print Length: ‎16 Pages
ASIN: ‎B08KJD7589
Publication Date: October 1, 2020
Language: ‎English
Science Fiction (Metaphysical and Visionary)
Reading Age: 13-18
Grade Level: 9-12

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ALIEN EXIT by Geoff Nelder.

Hard science fiction novel using quantum time dilation and romance to stop alien artefacts inadvertently destroying the Earth with time quakes.

A previous version was released as ‘Exit: Pursued By A Bee’. ‘ALIEN EXIT’ has been modified.

Review by C. LEWIS: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Excellent read. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 28, 2020. Verified Purchase. This read romps along and stays the course as a page turner.

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Print Length: ‎250 Pages
Publication Date: ‎July 10, 2020
Language: ‎English
Science Fiction (Hard)

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Hot Air by Geoff Nelder.

Erica is a nine-to-five office temp with flaming red hair, emerald eyes, and black lipstick. The highlights of her day usually include coffee meetings and intoxicated fumblings. An adventurer at heart, she hires a hot-air balloon ride for she and her boyfriend, complete with a champagne lunch.

While in the air, she witnesses an unsavory crime happening on the ground below. The perpetrators spot the balloon, and begin shooting at it, hitting the pilot and killing him. Somehow, Erica and Paul manage to land the balloon but their troubles are not over. They are tracked down and abducted by a gang engaged in human trafficking, and taken to an island in the Mediterranean. Erica soon adapts to gangland ways and uses her charms to escape. Along the way, her life shifts from bored office temp to a feisty Lara Croft now living on adrenaline and dangerous men. She is chased by a rogue named Dean, who is annoyed by Erica but falling for her at the same time.

Hot Air is a contemporary crime novel and a winner of both the Wuacademia Silver Award in 2007 and Prix d’Or (Gold) 2008 for best unpublished novel.

Review by Mrs. G. Hobson: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Never mind the title (Hot Air) FEEL the heat! Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2012. Since my eyesight is not good enough for sustained reading, my hubby reads to me several times a day. This is a totally different experience as, unless the reader performs to professional standards, it is easy for the mind to wander. That is, unless the story is really gripping and both reader and listener are alert to every nuance within the written word. This story IS gripping.

What seems like a fantastic birthday present — a trip in a hot air balloon with her wimp of a boyfriend — turns into a nightmare when bullets start ripping through their airborne chariot. What had they done to deserve this unscheduled event? Incredibly, they had witnessed nefarious deeds — murder? torture? gang rape? — taking place within a leafy garden in England’s green and pleasant land. Was that a knife glinting in the sun? Erica’s boyfriend Paul is busy with his camera.

Well, whatever is going off, someone is not pleased to have witnesses. From the death of their balloon pilot to the end of the book, murder, torture, mayhem follows Erica around like a whiff of bizarre perfume as she is chased through air, and across land and water — in ever increasing danger of meeting a horrible death. But her feisty spirit never flags. She trusts no one, and, so it appears, rightly so. Her ingenuity and courage are beyond measure. Often stirred but rarely shaken, she battles to escape both evil men and wild waves to make her way to freedom and so expose the murderous gang after her blood.

Who can she turn to? Unfortunately, those who help her tend to come to a sticky-bloody end. But who is this gangster who saves her life and gets under her skin? What is he really after? Apart from sensuous sex, that is. Many questions, from beginning to end, keep the reader anxious to know the answers. A good dusting of erotica along the way alleviates some of the chilling horror scenes. Mix with suspense, intrigue, humour, and full-blooded characterization, and you have HOT AIR!

We read most of the Thrillers by top authors, Geoff Nelder’s Hot Air ranks easily among them.

Review by Paul Goodspeed: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. A Fine and Engrossing Read. Reviewed in the United States on September 16, 2012. I enjoyed Hot Air from start to finish, and was sad to have reached the end of this fine book. One thing that is very important to me in reading fiction is whether I care about the main characters and what happens to them. Hot Air passes this test easily — Erica is a most engaging character, and her succession of odd adventures keeps the reader (a) wondering what the heck will happen next, and (b) hoping for the best for Erica. If you love the English language, and occasional wordplay, and nuances of meaning and expression, Mr. Nelder is the author for you. If those aren’t particularly important to you, then just enjoy Hot Air as a fine, well-done novel.

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Print Length: ‎216 Pages
Publisher: ‎Adventure Books of Seattle; 3rd Edition (May 18, 2012)
Language: ‎English
Fiction (Crime Action Adventure)

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Escaping Reality by Geoff Nelder.

The squashed nose on a wet pavement, followed by a brutal yet comic internment led our hero to a gut-wrenching escape.

A dangerous winter trek across the Northumberland Moors, even with a shocking surprising amorous interlude to raise the temperature a little, helps our criminal to survive however he can in the backstreets of Cumbrian towns. But he can’t just hide, he has to find out who is after him and what he discovers is more than is good for him.

Keeping just in front of a devious assassin, his frequently changed identity crosses to Amsterdam where he gets his friends into trouble. Can he find out what is really going on? Can you find out before him?

The clues are all here.

Review by Brett Marl: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Watch out Bill Bryson! Reviewed in the United States on November 24, 2005. Verified Purchase. This book is outstanding. I thoroughly recommend reading it. It’s authentic, raw and honest. Has a very unpretentious feel to it and is chocked full of subtle British humor. I haven’t been so amused reading a book since I picked up my first Bill Bryson book.

Review by Amazon Customer: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. A hard to put down, stylish romp. Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2006. The title says it all. Geoff Nelder’s <cite>Escaping Reality</cite> is a lighthearted romp which will drag the reader away from any mundane reality into the slapstick pleasure of his saxophonist protagonist Gerry Rickett’s world. Although the coyish self-deprecating Ricketts accuses himself of being gormless, he manages to survive a range of boys-own adventures on his way from the bottom up with “jack-the-lad” cunning. The story puts the reader in the picture immediately as the book opens with Rickett’s arrest for jewelry theft and murder.

As the novel is written in first person, the reader is immediately sympathetic to the cocky Ricketts, whose innocence is accepted by the reader without question. His dawning sense of the unreliability of those around him, along with the odd but effective combination of humorous sarcasm mingled with incredulity makes Ricketts an excellent protagonist, keeping the reader involved through the force of his personality. Ricketts refuses to feel sorry for himself, and hatches a plan to break out of prison and clear his name. Bubble wrap sex, a computer virus, and a white van are all part of the serendipity as Rickett’s works his way out of prison and away from his Dickensian fellow prisoners, who steal his phone cards and lumpy porridge.

At times the plot does strain credulity, and Ricketts’ sexual exploits, however well drawn, are about as likely as his eventual victory over bureaucracy, a drug cartel, and to a lesser extent, the forces of ennui. He almost makes being on the run sound easy, although there are plenty of cold, wet nights, brakeless cycle rides, smelly sheds, and a little farmhouse nookie. Because this is such a fun story, and Rickett’s such a compelling character, verisimilitude is the least important thing about Escaping Reality. Nelder builds suspense well, using foreshadowing, pacing and rhythm to speed up the book where necessary.

Never do we doubt Rickett’s story, since the first-person narrative places us on the road with him. The reader wants and expects Ricketts to find the real criminal and get his compensation. Rickett’s crimes are small (stealing a prized motorbike, humiliating his girlfriend, and putting his friends in danger), especially in comparison to the real bad guys, and he never intends to do any harm. Like his friend Preston, whose name he uses while on the run, his mal-used wife, and his (reasonably mal-used) moll (who has a few secrets of her own), the reader is prepared to not only forgive, but support Gerry Ricketts, making this a very satisfying read.

The unlikely heroism is also bolstered by an authentic and well-drawn setting. Nelder’s prison avoids cliché, as it focuses, with great humour, on the day-to-day details of life.

Nelder’s description of Amsterdam is rich with detail, taking us around the docks and deep into the heart of Westerdok. The mystery reveals itself bit by bit through a number of straight and crooked policemen, along with a few cases of Glod beer, plenty of camaraderie, and another continental shift. Well written, clever, and full of black wit. Escaping Reality is a hard to put down, stylish romp. There are laugh out loud moments, in prison, on the run, and back in prison again, plenty of twists, a compelling cast, an evocative setting, and heart beating drama. This is the kind of book you can read in a few days or less, and then pick up again for another round, solely for the pleasure of it.

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Print Length: ‎228 Pages
Publisher: ‎Brambling Books (July 1, 2005)
Language: ‎English
Humor (Crime)
Fiction (Crime Action Adventure)

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Dimensions by Geoff Nelder and Robert Blevins.

Twenty-three illustrated tales of science fiction by authors Geoff Nelder of Great Britain and Robert Blevins of the United States.

Stories include ‘Last Train Home,’ ‘Hole Card,’ ‘Prime Meridian, ‘The Earth and the Lion,’ and others. Blevins and Nelder are the founders of Adventure Books of Seattle and serve as editors for the famous science fiction magazine, Escape Velocity.

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Paperback: ‎160 Pages
Publisher: ‎Adventure Books of Seattle (July 4, 2009)
Language: ‎English
Science Fiction (Graphic Novels)
Science Fiction (Short Stories)
Science Fiction (Anthologies)
Science Fiction (Tales)

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About The Author: Geoff Nelder is a freelance writer living in Chester, UK.

A former high school teacher of geography and information technology, he has had non-fiction books published on microclimates in the UK along with several articles in academic journals such as Weather, Geographical Magazine and the Times Educational Supplement. Geoff is a part-time journalist contributing humorous travel accounts to Cycling World.

He has had short stories published and won a commendation for a story in the Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Competition. He won first prize in the Cafe Doom short story competition in 2005. Besides his 2005 released humour novel, Escaping Reality, published by Brambling Books, he won an award for mystery thriller, Hot Air, to be published by a Dutch Arts Academy in 2009, and a Science Fiction block buster, Left Luggage is in the hands of an agent. Double Dragon Publishing published Geoff’s Exit, Pursued by a Bee science fiction in 2008.

Geoff is an editor for Adventure Books of Seattle, co-editor of Escape Velocity – a print and ezine magazine of science fact and fiction. He has been a freelance editor of novels and short stories for several years. Geoff is the 2009 sort-fiction judge for the Whittaker Prize.

Additional Books:

  • Best of British Science Fiction 2020 Jul 27, 2021 by Donna Scott, M. R. Carey, Lavie Tidhar, Anne Charnock, Liz Williams, Ian Watson, RB Kelley, Eric Brown, Ida Keogh, Neil Williamson
  • M is for Monster Oct 27, 2010 by Ian Woodhead, Serenity Banks, David Youngquist, Simon Unsworth, Geoff Nelder, Kate Jonez, Zach Black, John Prescott, Ash Krafton, Adrian Chamberlin
  • CROOKED TALES: Deception & Revenge in 14 Short Stories Sep 1, 2016 by Mark Fine, Pamela Crane, Traci Sanders, Elizabeth Horton-Newton, Joseph Mark Brewer, Keith Dixon, Eric J. Gates, Geoff Nelder, Anita Kovacevic, Michelle Medhat
  • Once Upon A Scream Feb 7, 2022 by Dorothy Davies, Dan Allen, Rie Sheridan Rose, Brooke MacKenzie, Stuart Holland, David Turnbull, Gina Easton, Liam Spinage, Jason R Frei, Geoff Nelder
  • SFerics 2017 Oct 22, 2017 by Rosie Oliver, Roz Clarke
  • The Horror Zine Magazine Summer 2017 May 2, 2017 by Jeani Rector, Vitaly S. Alexius, Peter Ferguson Swarr, Liz McAdams, Ariana Carlson, katie Marie, David Subacchi, Teresa Frazee, Edmund Stone, James Ward Kirk
  • The Horror Magazine Spring 2020 Feb 4, 2020 by Jeani Rector, Jeffrey Genung, Kristen Houghton, Harrison Kim, Richard Dawkinson, Juan Perez, Stephanie Smith, Lori Lopez, Kim Vincent, Sana Amber
  • The Horror Zine Magazine Spring 2016 Nov 14, 2015 by Charles E.J. Moulton, John T. Biggs, Timothy Wilkie, Geoff Nelder, John C. Adams, Sebastian Crow, Kristen Houghton, Frank Schury, Larry Hinkle, Jeani Rector
  • Personal Bests Journal Issue 1 Aug 6, 2020 by David Gardiner Editor
  • Twisted Tails IX: Wunderkind Jan 27, 2016 by J. Richard Jacobs
  • Twisted Tails VIII: Para-abnormal Jan 20, 2016 by J. Richard Jacobs
  • Shrieks and Shivers from the Horror Zine Jan 6, 2015 by William F. Nolan, Ray Garton, Elizabeth Massie, Lisa Morton, Joe McKInney, Tim Waggoner, Martin Rose, Jeani Rector, Bentley Little
  • 100 Stories for Queensland May 3, 2011 by Jodi Cleghorn, Kate Eltham
  • Monk Punk Apr 19, 2011 by A.J. French, D. Harlan Wilson, Dean M. Drinkel, Geoff Nelder, Adrian Chamberlin, John R. Fultz, William Meikle, R. B. Payne, Sean T. M. Stiennon, Zach Black

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