Great Ayton -Worthy Pearson - a great little newsagent in Great Ayton, who also
stock books from local authors, like me!
Thirsk -White Rose Book Cafe - a lovely independent bookshop in Heriot Country,
voted as best independent bookseller in the North 2014.
And now onto the science fiction, the cornerstone of Simon’s writing! The books are
described on their own page on this website, just click on any of the titles in the
menu above to find out more. You can read more about Simon in the ‘About and Contact’
section of the website.
The books are all based in this time, taking a basic concept and making a story from
it. We have two books regarding spaceship racing, the biggest sport of the time,
the 2299 Formula X Guidebook and The Diary of Silas Volante. The Guidebook is a preview
to the 2299 racing season; the Diary is a book written by Silas Volante, one of the
racing pilots, as he explains what it is like to be a pilot competing in this incredibly
dangerous and exciting sport during 2299. So the Guidebook is essentially a preview
to the Diary. For more traditional stories, we have Bike Racing into the Red, which
is a tale of an amateur bicycle racer who takes on the ultimate cycling challenge,
the 240 mile mountain climb race up Olympus Mons on terraformed Planet Mars. Astonishingly,
this is the first fictional story about cycling road racing published anywhere in
the world for 40 years! The Discovery of Love is a love story, set around North Yorkshire
and Teesside. The Encyclopaedia of the Galactic Echo is the key book that explains
everything going on in this time, laying the foundations to all the stories.
All of the books are available as eBooks from various sites, including Amazon and
others; the encyclopaedia is available as a free download from the eBook site Smashwords.
There are also paperback copies available direct from myself; just click on the images
of the covers below to go to the page on this website for them, which has the purchase
Queries? Problems? Then email firstname.lastname@example.org, all emails answered by Simon
Coates. Look forward to hearing from you!
Hello and welcome to the Galactic Echo, the website of author Simon Coates.
Although the Galactic Echo is a science fiction concept of life in the far future
(see below), in 2017 Simon will publish a number of non-fiction titles:
-In 1992, Peter Howe (BEM) rode across America. He kept a diary, and it has been
agreed that Simon will convert this diary into a published book. Expected publication
-Chris Hopkinson (pictured right) is one of the world’s greatest ultra-marathon racing
cyclists. In 2005, he was the first British rider to officially finish the Race Across
America, regarded as being the hardest bike race in the world. He has gone on to
win multiple world championships and further finishes in RAAM in later years. Simon
has been commissioned to complete a biography of Chris’s remarkable career. It is
hoped to publish this book at the end of 2017.