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November 2021

Welcome to this November 2021 edition of Hackwriters. 22 years on-line, 7831 + articles - reviews - stories - travel - share any feature you like and pass them on. Nov 30th 2021

Coronavirus UK: 39,719 tested positive. Deaths 159 (832 in last seven days) 30th Nov 6 pm data
Get Vaccinated! It is still infecting and killing unvaccinated people and rising!

Omicron Begins to Show up in Europe and Canada
Now Covid variant B.1.1.529 is here (Now named Omicron and travel to and from Southern Africa is banned. But it is already travelling. Could we now take vaccinating Africa more seriously or is it already too late? This variant might get around the Delta vaccine and it will take months to develop a new vaccine. UK daily death figures are still bad. Same in the USA (1,100 a day) and bound to rise following Thanksgiving mixing. Start wearing that mask again. It just might save your life.

Rivers in the Sky above BC
Nothing informs us about Climate Change more than what is happening in Hope, or Mission or Abbotsford in B.C. Canada right now. Roads, bridges, rail washed away, whole communities have lost their homes and some people have drowned in mud slides. A few months ago the same places were under a Heat Dome at nearly 50c. Lytton burned.
It will take billions to repair and then it could happen all over again. Places that seemed so stable forever are in shock. This same climate shock is playing out in India and now in South Africa and Australia too. Hawksmoor wrote about flooding in the Hope BC region in his book The Repossession of Genie Magee. The last major flood in this area was 1948. We shall have to get used to it happening more often.

Going GREEN is going to cost a great deal and we're all going to end up broke, half frozen and stranded in our electric cars on some motorway someplace. But will everyone VOTE for this come the next election, especially if they know Russia, India and China and a whole lot more aren't going to cut back coal production or heating/cooling their homes. Hair shirts are on sale now in M&S.

COP 26 is over. 'Let me be chaste, O Lord, but not just yet,' came to mind as the deadline passed and the fudging continued. Phase Down Coal is meaningless when the real answer is Phase Out Coal. We're committed to not burning down the Amazon by 2030 but has anyone told the Brazillian President? My guess there won't be a tree or wild animal left by 2030 in Brazil. It's worth noting that whatever they signed up to in Glasgow - none of it is binding and the main polluters didn't turn up. India said they'd only give up coal in 2070. In 2070 India will be underwater. It's disappointing, as Greta Thunberg quite rightly says 'Blah, Blah, Blah'.

Tensions are rising on the Polish/Lithuania borders with Belarus as the dictatorship in Minsk forces illegal immigrants (that they invited) towards the EU borders. This is a distraction of course as Putin has massed 100,000 troops ready to invade Ukraine. It only took one shot to start WW1... You might just want to start praying.

Meanwhile James Campion has a few words to say about Facebook.Meta
PS: I survived my booster jab with no ill effects. If you are elegible - get it done now!

© Sam North November - Editor - and yes buy my new novel 'A Cure for Sceptics'!
Ever been scammed in healthcare? Then is novel is for you. A great Thanksgiving gift too!

A Cure for Sceptics
by Sam North
Publisher: Hammer & Tong ( July 2021)
Paperback & kindle: 326 pages
ISBN-13: 979-8537465874

Delaney and Asha run the Berg City Office of City Oversight. Their role is to expose the shady characters running scams and fraud against the city. 300 complaints flood in for a $30,000 treatment that claims to abolish pain forever. Unfortunately the Mayor himself is touting the scheme. When Delaney finds himself left for dead at the bottom of a cliff he gets the message that he's supposed to leave this one well alone.
'A great human story that wears it's heart on it's sleeve.'
Dr Allen Cook - Bridgeport University
‘a brilliant and intriguing tale’ Amazon

**Sample Sam North's new novel here.

A Cure for Sceptics

Covid Numbers worldwide - Source: Worldometers.

Mission Longshot Celebrating the publication of MISSION LONGSHOT:
how far will you go to save one life?

The climate is changing fast - the future of humanity is at stake, who wants to escape to an alternative planet on that spaceship with Elon? (Well not that actual spaceship but you know what I mean). Buy a ticket and enjoy the ride. But don't forget to buckle up. It might not go where you thought it would.

'Gripping adventures with highly engaging characters.' W. Leff - Goodreads

The Sam North Novels - still available to order Amazon or Lulu

*Keeping Hackwriters archived is supported by sales of our books - so do buy, print or kindle, we aren't picky.
Magenta - A chilling story of kidnapping, burning and strangeness set in the wilds of Lincolnshire

** The Heaviness, & The Repercussions of Tomas D - 'best time travel WW2 story in a long while'

By Sam Hawksmoor & Sam North
There's no safe place to hide from a lethal pandemic

Print & Kindle - Q&A interview with the authors here
A city gripped by fear. People are petrified of being thrown into quarantine. Best friends Kira and Liz once parted are scared they will never see each other again. Teen lovers, Chris and Rachel, prepare to escape to the islands.
a taster here The Last Ferry

Review from the First Edition:
'Beautiful, plausible, and sickeningly addictive, Another Place to Die: Endtime will terrify you, thrill you, and make you petrified of anyone who comes near you...'
Roxy West - Amazon.co.uk

Another Place To Die

Girl with Cat (Blue) Girl with Cat (Blue) - Shortlisted for the Rubery International Book Award

'a funny, bloody, colorful narrative that never fails to surprise the reader. Girl with Cat (Blue) provides great entertainment'.

'This book was amazing! I was hooked from the first few pages and couldn't put the book down.'
Judge, 26th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. - Honorable Mention

J&K 4Ever - A post-apocalypse love story
Sixty years after the end of everything the city of Bluette survives, controlled by a malignant sect.  A place where men rule, girls receive no education and are matched at 16 to the highest bidder.  No one is ever permitted to leave the city and outside is a murderous wasteland of despair. Orphans Kruge and Jeyna have been devoted to each other through all the years of terror in this harsh regime and sworn never to be parted.  But the beautiful Jeyna has been betrayed by the Warden. Kruge has been swiftly banished to the Scraps, under the control of the Keeper. Jeyna is heartbroken; she will not accept her fate and escapes to find Kruge. 
 'A genuine romance in a bleak but plausible and terrifying setting'.
Marikka MARIKKA- exclusively on Amazon Print and kindle 2

Based on a tragic real life event, Marikka flees from an arson attack on her home to the sea, where she meets Starfish boy – a runaway working for Jackson, a scarred man hiding a sinister secret from the world. Meanwhile her real father searches for her with the aide of Anya, ‘the girl who can read objects’. More about the writing of this book

Long after my tears dried, my heart stayed with Marikka, Starfish Boy and the strange girl who reads objects.’ CT
You will smile, you will gasp with shock, and you will struggle to read the words through your tears. Gemma Williams - Amazon.co.uk
Spy/Romance thriller set during the Blitz in WW2 - Kindle download

The Repercussions of Tomas D
A Hero? Or Englands Greatest Traitor? USA Paperback here

'Disturbing and very poignant YA love story that presents a chilling alternate future for an England that lost the war.' Marcel d'Agneau
'A brilliant imagining of living in the Blitz, well researched.' Amazon UK
'This is Man in the High Castle for teens and scarily plausible '

*download the Kindle version or buy the paperback from Hammer & Tong
The Heaviness of Genie Magee 'The Heaviness' for any reader who likes to think about such things as betrayal, revenge, relationships and the laws of gravity. An original Genie Magee story

Genie & Renée have just 36 hours to save Rian or he dies

'Without a doubt, one of the best YA Sci Fi series out there.' Evie Seo - Bookish
Kindle & print

Thanks to readers who have been buying this title.
* Also published as Rüya by Marti Yayincilik - The Turkish publishers of TOZ & Golge

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