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Offline Toby Frost

Hi!
« on: July 05, 2018, 11:10:27 PM »
Hello, I'm Toby and I read and write books. I've read the articles here for years, and I thought it was time I joined the forum.

My favourite authors are Raymond Chandler, George Orwell and Mervyn Peake. I used to just read science fiction and fantasy, but currently it's whatever seems interesting. At the moment, I'm reading Black Man by Richard Morgan and Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. They're both really good.

Writing-wise, I've written seven novels. Six are a series of SF comedies. The seventh was a Warhammer 40,000 novel about the Imperial Guard. At the moment, I'm trying to write an epic fantasy and getting distracted by podcasting and writing about spaceships.

And for added geekiness I also make model kits!

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Re: Hi!
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2018, 11:52:36 PM »
Hi Toby welcome to FF, we are glad to see new people here. ;D
This is a friendly forum, have a good look around and please join in anywhere you like. Do not hesitate to ask questions about how forum works or something puzzling you, someone will be happy to answer.
There is a thread called Small Press and Self Published where you can tell us more about your novels. Sorry can't link because on my phone but easy to find in Home index.
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Re: Hi!
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2018, 07:56:11 AM »
Welcome Toby :)

I second what Lady Ty said, please feel free to post in any thread, even old ones, if you find the discussions interesting.
At home in the Fantasy Faction forum!

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Offline Toby Frost

Re: Hi!
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 08:54:39 AM »
Thanks guys, I'll take a look!

Offline CameronJohnston

Re: Hi!
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 10:41:16 AM »
Hi Toby, welcome to FF!

Ooh, you wrote a Catachan novel. Excellent! I'm sure more than a few of us make model kits around here...and chain mail...and other geeky things...

Offline enawilliam

Re: Hi!
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2018, 11:08:09 AM »
Hello
i am new on this forum

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Re: Hi!
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2018, 11:30:41 AM »
Hi Toby I’ve read one of your short stories in Sharkpunk anthology
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Offline Toby Frost

Re: Hi!
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2018, 04:31:04 PM »
Thanks guys - the Sharkpunk anthology was totally random but a lot of fun. The same characters from that story appear in the Space Captain Smith books.

The Catachan book was very interesting to do: writing for hire was a real discipline in itself. I could ramble on about it for quite a while, but basically it was cool to see Warhammer 40,000 from the other side - not as a consumer but as a writer.

Persepolis was really good, by the way!

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Re: Hi!
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2018, 06:09:13 AM »
I ***LOVE***  George Orwell!!!

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Re: Hi!
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2018, 09:25:26 AM »
Hello
i am new on this forum

Hello and welcome @enawilliam sorry to be late, your post got lost in the middle of Toby's conversation.  ;)
Do have a look around all the different subjects and please join in any threads that you like. Or drop into our tavern, The King's Paws for a drink and general chat.
What are your favourite kinds of fantasy?
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