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Richard Abbott writes fiction set in two very different places. First, there is historical fiction set in the Middle East at the end of the Bronze Age, around 1200BC. The second area is science fiction, set in a near-future solar system exploring issues of high-tech crime and human-machine relationships.

His first science fiction book, Far from the Spaceports, introduces Mitnash Thakur and his virtual partner Slate as they investigate financial crime in the asteroid belt. The follow-up Timing opens around a year later, as our two protagonists confront Robin's Rebels, a new group who have discovered how to cripple an AI persona.

His first book, In a Milk and Honeyed Land, explores events in the Egyptian province of Canaan. It follows the life, loves, and struggles of a priest in the small hill town of Kephrath.

A follow-up novel entitled Scenes from a Life begins in Egypt. It follows the journey of a scribe as he travels to discover his origins down the Nile from Luxor and finally out into Canaan.

A third book, The Flame Before Us, is set in the middle of calamity. New settlers are arriving from the north, sacking cities and disrupting the established ways of life as they come. This story follows several different groups each trying to adjust to the new situation.

Author readings from both In a Milk and Honeyed Land and Scenes from a Life are available online as YouTube videos.

The short story The Man in the Cistern is set in the same location as In a Milk and Honeyed Land, but around ten years later.

The short story The Lady of the Lions is set in the same location but around one hundred and fifty years earlier.

Triumphal Accounts in Hebrew and Egyptian is the ebook version of his PhD thesis which, for those who want the technical details, supplies academic underpinning for some of the ideas and plot themes followed up in fiction.

Richard lives in London, England and works professionally in IT quality assurance.

When not writing words or computer code, he enjoys spending time with family, walking, and wildlife, ideally combining all three pursuits in the English Lake District.

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Timing by Richard Abbott

When quick wits and loyalty are put to the test

Mitnash and his AI companion Slate, coders and investigators of interplanetary fraud, are at work again in Timing, the sequel to Far from the Spaceports.

This time their travels take them from Jupiter to Mars, chasing a small-scale scam which seems a waste of their time. Then the case escalates dramatically into threats and extortion. Robin's Rebels, a new player in the game, is determined to bring down the financial world, and Slate's fellow AIs are the targets. Will Slate be the next victim?

The clues lead them back to the asteroid belt, and to their friends on the Scilly Isles. The next attack will be here, and Mitnash and Slate must put themselves in the line of fire. To solve the case, they need to team up with an old adversary - the only person this far from Earth who has the necessary skills to help them. But can they trust somebody who keeps their own agenda so well hidden?

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List Of Books

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Far from the Spaceports

Kindle edition

Paperback

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The Flame Before Us

Kindle Edition

Paperback

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Scenes From A Life

Kindle Edition

Paperback

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In A Milk and Honeyed Land

Kindle Edition

Paperback

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The Man In The Cistern
(Short Stories of Kephrath Book 1)

Kindle Edition

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The Lady Of The Lions
(Short Stories of Kephrath Book 2)

Kindle Edition

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Triumphal Accounts In Hebrew and Egyptian

Kindle Edition

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In A Milk and Honeyed Land
by Richard Abbott

Paperback

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In A Milk and Honeyed Land
[ IN A MILK AND HONEYED LAND ]
By Abbott, Richard

Currently unavailable

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At 3:40pm on August 31, 2016, Dutch Rhudy said…

Hi Richard

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Are You A Published Author?
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Far From the Spaceports by Richard Abbott
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Science Fiction
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http://www.kephrath.com/
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