Essex based independent author Erick Drake is pleased to announce the release of his new book ‘1960s Purple Sex Gas.’ This is the second novel in his parody space opera series, Space Scrap 17 that began with ‘The Doomsday Machine.’ —
The first book in the series debuted to fantastic reviews on Amazon and was a great success for the author.
Erick turned to independent publishing after being furloughed in 2020. He said:
"I'd always wanted to publish my writing, so it was a case of 'now or never'.”
Since then, Erick has written two novels, six short stories and a stage play. This novel is the second of a three part series.
"After the third Space Scrap book, I have a stack of new projects to get through, the agony is in deciding which to do next. That's the problem with being an Indie Author - you have to do everything yourself, so time is a precious commodity. But it's never a chore and the rewards are amazing."
For independent authors the rewards are not only those of creative control and self reliance - they can also be financial, with many authors reporting six figure annual incomes from their efforts. Better yet, there are no agents or publishing houses lurking to swipe a percentage.
His new novel, ‘1960s Purple Sex Gas’ follows the continuing comedic adventures of the crew of garbage hauler Space Scrap 17 as they encounter a toxic gas capable of mutating humans into eight foot tall, slavering monsters.
"Space Scrap is a parody series, it parodies sci-fi films and books - basically all the stuff I loved growing up," Erick says. "Doomsday Machine heavily parodied Star Trek (movies, original series and Next Gen). The new book takes in (among others) 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien, and Olaf Stapledon’s Star Maker. And the Borg from Star Trek. Did I mention I love Star Trek?”
1960s Purple Sex Gas is released in ebook format on September 30th and will be available from Amazon stores.
According to reviewers, Erick's writing style is a cross between the absurdism of Jasper Fforde and the snark and satire of Tom Robbins, with a healthy dose of Douglas Adams.
About Erick Drake
Erick Drake was an avid reader from a very early age. After his father brought home a computer, Erick knew he wanted to be a writer. His first short story won a Writers News Magazine competition in 1995 and he has written sketches for BBC radio comedy. In 2004, Erick was commissioned by BBC South to write a Doctor Who TV story ‘The Paradox Device.’ However, the production was cancelled after the series was rebooted.
Erick is inspired by the likes of Stephen R.Donaldson as well as Douglas Adams and countless science fiction writers.
More information about Erick Drake can be found on his website. Alternatively, a representative for the author can be contacted directly using the information below.
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