The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon

The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon
Shortlisted for The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize

Friday, 9 May 2014

The Last Repairman

Today my short story, The Last Repairman, is published on the Daily Science Fiction website.

Here's the link.

I hope you enjoy The Last Repairman.  If you do, rate the story and maybe leave a comment here on on DSF's facebook page.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Treasure Hunt 2014

Each year The Elora Festival Singers hold their major fundraiser, a massive Book Sale during the first weekend of May.

As always, the Beynon family found a horde of treasure.  Here's a look at my share of the booty:

 Here's a H.G. Wells book I'd never heard of before and, lucky me, it's a first edition.
 The Works of Alexandre Dumas, Volume Five, 1893.
  This one is kind of awesome.  The worn leather cover looks fairly unassuming.  Let's have a look inside...

The cover is mighty loose (in fact, it's not attached) but let's look at those Roman Numerals...

MDCCLXXIX .....hmmm.....that's 1779

The book is in pretty rough shape but it is 235 years old.

Wow...235-  that's old.

This other leather book is an infant by comparison.

Printed in 1801, this book is a mere 213 years old.

Some impressive treasure, for sure, and everything at a bargain price.