Mark J. Howard

British-born author Mark J. Howard’s first novel, Tempting Fate, is just the sort of thing you expect Robert Rankin to have written while smoking something mind-altering.

Howard’s style of writing is reminiscent of the humour of Rankin and Pratchett and often set in a quaint English locale just brimming with ancient evil or a past that won’t stay where its supposed to, in the past. His stories are an eclectic mix of science fiction, fantasy, running gags, and twisted English humour. He offers up an outrageous list of characters you’re more likely to meet down the pub, than saving the universe with nothing more than an antiquated Ealing motorcycle, a bag of elastic bands, a pair of pliers, and a battered box of Swan Vesta matches.

If you are a fan of ribald and sometimes, not so subtle humour, where Lord of the Rings meets Doctor Who, then Howard’s work will probably be right up your dark alley.

SERIALS
  • Pax Galactica
  • Burnley Smith
  • Tempting Fate
SHORT STORIES
  • The Wink of an Eye
  • Conscription
  • First Words
  • Mwata
  • Words for Megan
  • Snailam’s Watch