Sunday, December 13, 2009

British surgeon pens novel about trauma on Mars

Congratulations to Steven Cutts, a trauma surgeon at James Paget University Hospitals in England, whose novel, Viking Village (2009), was recently self-published as a paperback through Pen Press in the UK. Inspired by a passion for astronomy and influenced by the writing style of the late Arthur C. Clarke, Viking Village is set about 50 years in the future and details an attempt by two United States naval officers to rescue a group of astronauts stranded at a base on Mars. Here’s a description of the novel:

It is the end of the 21st century and the American base on Mars is about to expire. All attempts at rescue have failed and a dozen astronauts are facing starvation. Close to despair, NASA turns to the military and strikes gold. Naval officers David Hewish and Nobohito Kazu are willing to take risks that no normal man would contemplate and the pair of them are soon aboard the Ajax and heading for the Red Planet.

Viking Village is available for purchase through Amazon UK. It is also being serialized in First Edition Magazine, a hardcopy magazine published in England.

Steven Cutts is also the author of a medical textbook and has had several articles published in national newspapers.

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