Remedy For Straining My Brain

I think it was Ulysses that did it. Strained my brain, I mean.

I got a bit too close, that’s all. Too close to the rarified atmosphere or wherever it is that Ulysses lives.

Perhaps I shouldn’t have written yesterday’s blog. Well, not all at once, anyway.

It’s left me a bit vague and drifty. Not a bad feeling, but certainly not conducive to full functioning.

I’m sure it will pass, this light-headedness. But I’ll be more careful when approaching the dizzy heights of literary genius next time.

However, I have a remedy. Hal Spacejock.

Yep, that’s the way to get back to normal. I hope you’ve heard of Hal. Not the, ‘I’m sorry I can’t do that, Dave,’ HAL of Stanley Kubrick.

Hey, hold on there. Stanley Kubrick is getting up into rarified air again.

Let’s get down to earth again. Stick with Hal Spacejock.

Hal is the brainchild of Simon Haynes. Simon is an author from Perth, WA. And Hal Spacejock is the worst space pilot in the galaxy. The books are funny, filled with gung-ho adventure and mishap, have beautiful women, crazy plots, and a save-the-day robot named Clunk.

Simon has written four Spacejock books, and if you like Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett or Red Dwarf, or that guy Ford with two ff’s, then perhaps Hal Spacejock should be on your reading shelf.

You can get the first book free. Yep. Free, with one f.

Head on over here and you will see the link for a free download of his first novel in the series.

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4 Responses to “Remedy For Straining My Brain”

  1. Jeffery E Doherty Says:

    Definitely well worth reading. I’ve read them all and hanging out for book five. Simon’s site also has some really good anf free (also with 1 f)writing resources.


  2. scribblygum Says:

    Hi Jeff,

    Good to hear from another Hal fan. And if you’re a Hal fan, it means you’ll also be a fan of those other two walking catastrophes, ‘Mortadelo and Filemon’. If you chase up my website and find my email or facebook and get a postal address to me, I’ll send you the video.

  3. Simon Haynes Says:

    Man, Mortadelo and Filemon! I grew up in Spain and those two were my absolute faves. I still have about two dozen Ibañez comics from the early 80s, and wouldn’t give them up for the world.

    Thanks for the Hal & Clunk wrap – I’m still on book five at the mo, but it’s proving a toughie. The first draft is done and now I’m taking a breather to recharge the batteries.

  4. scribblygum Says:

    Hi Simon, thanks for dropping in. I was the bloke who sent you the M&F video, must be a year ago now. Hope the second copy worked for you, Postman Pat busted the first one as I recall.

    Check out my new YA novel, They Told Me I Had To Write This, as soon as your kids become teenagers.


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