About Colin F. Barnes
Colin F. Barnes is a publisher and writer of science fiction thrillers. He honed his craft at the London School of Journalism and the Open University, where he studied English. Colin has run a number of tech-based businesses, worked in rat-infested workshops, and scoured the back streets of London looking for characters and stories—which he found in abundance.
His main influences are: William Gibson, Ray Bradbury, Margret Atwood, Michael Crichton, Iain M. Banks, and Phillip K. Dick.
Colin is from Essex, United Kingdom. His hobbies include building mechs, photography, pondering the end of the world as we know it, and being manipulated by an evil, but infinitely cute, black cat.
Whether to write a sequel to Hollow Space: Venture is a decision I have been mulling over for the past year. Should I write the follow-up or not? Should I find a co-writer or not? And often the loudest of these thoughts: what would Steve want? For those who don’t know, I wrote this book[…]
I’m really pleased to announce the launch of my latest book, SOIL, book 2 of the Last Flotilla. It’s published by Amazon Publishing’s 47North imprint and I couldn’t be happier. This book concludes the story as set out in SALT and I hope all those who enjoyed SALT will get the same kind of kick[…]
Amazon’s publishing imprint, 47 North, are publishing the new version of my post-apocalyptic thriller, SALT: The Last Flotilla Book 1, on October the 13th, 2015. Those who have already SALT might be wondering what’s different. Well, apart from an extra copy edit to make a few things more consistent and some reordering of content, there[…]
I was recently self-diagnosed with minimalism. A disease that drives ordinarily sane (okay, there’s a debate to be had on that) people into shedding most of their possessions and drawing a line in the sand of their past. I’m currently going through that process right now, and as I was knee-deep in piles of books and other life detritus I thought: why not extend it to my work, and to my site?