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Friday, July 16, 2021

The Clockmaker's Tale by Ian Williams - Book Tour - Author Video - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Ian Williams and his new book, “The Clockmaker’s Tale,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Ian and to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!!

The Clockmaker's Tale

by Ian Williams


GENRE:  Science Fiction



In The Clockmaker’s Tale: and other stories, Ian Williams takes us to the near future and beyond. From a moon base where androids conduct experiments on human test subjects, to futuristic tours of the ocean depths that hide a terrible secret; from a society governed by harsh rule of law that is enforced by AI, to a humble clockmaker tempted by the promise of increased productivity through technological augmentation.

Covering issues such as environmental decay, the end of facts and proven truths, our growing waste problem, and humanity’s tendency to divide when we should come together, this collection of six science fiction stories relates as much to our time as it does to the many possible futures.



From Last Bus to Freedom

A hail of bullets bounced off the door only an inch from Justin’s left shoulder. He returned fire, leaning out the door and unleashing a barrage of his own. His aim was off, he was ashamed to see. Still, he’d achieved the reprieve he’d intended. The trucks had backed off, albeit for the purpose of regrouping for another attempt.

The next time the trucks tried, Justin was ready. He aimed for the driver of the closest truck, choosing to focus on one target at a time and ignoring the other vehicle beside it. The second he had the driver’s head in his sights, he fired, sending a single bullet through the windscreen and the guy’s right eye.

There was nowhere for the second truck to go when the first pulled across its path. They became stuck together in a death roll, chunks of metal and flames flying off in every direction. Bodies landed on the road and were crushed beneath the churning chaos, their body armour stopping none of the impacts. When the two vehicles had finally come to rest in the middle of the road, they were set ablaze by bursting fuel tanks.

Everyone aboard the bus cheered in enraged delight, only for their celebration to be cut short a moment later.

“Erm, Justin,” Boy said. “You’d better see this?”

Please tell me things aren’t about to get worse already.

“I think things just got worse.” Boy’s timing was impeccable.



Learn More About Sci-Fi Author Ian Williams and His Intriguing New Books Below!!! 



My Favorite Memories Spent at the Local Library

I have so many fond memories of going to the library as a child that I couldn’t possibly pick just one. However, there are a few instances that stand out to me as particularly profound. These were times when I’d stumbled upon a book or a subject that captivated me. And, through these moments, grew an immense love and respect for books and writers.

One such memory comes instantly to mind. It would have been an autumn afternoon if memory serves me correctly. I can picture the sky beyond the library’s window, and it was dark. Perhaps it was raining too. I cannot be too sure. All I am certain of is that I had once again found many more books that I wanted to check out than I was allowed. The limit was three, I think, and I would often have at least five.

‘Just pick the three you feel you can’t put back and we’ll get the others next time,’ my parents would say.

I would always create my fort (made from piles of books) at the end of the same row. Just by the paranormal/extraterrestrial section. This was my book-made sanctuary on the first floor of the library. In there, no one could disturb me, because nothing existed for me outside of this small area.

On most occasions, I would venture out across the library’s huge selection of books with adventure in mind. But I would always take them back to my book-fort to read them. There was something about that section that made me feel at home. Even with the wind pushing against that one creaky windowpane, or the rain tip-tapping upon the roof. In that small corner of the library, I could hide within whichever book had caught my eye.

There was one occasion when I’d read a book about alien abductions. The book contained artist impressions of all kinds of strange creatures, some furry, some with silky skin (always grey), some with huge eyes. That book caused an explosion of ideas to form in my mind, some scary, some funny, but all exciting to me. Only, at that young age, I had no idea what to do with such ideas.

Another time, I had settled on three books from the paranormal section to take home. I’m not sure what it was about those books that made me choose them. For one, I’ve never believed in ghosts. But the pull of firsthand accounts of ghost sightings was just too strong to resist. I had poured over those pages until my eight or nine-year-old mind was scared to death of those apparitions caught on camera. That was one of the first times I had found an idea so utterly frightening.

Each of those visits to the library left me with a deep yearning to tell stories of my own. That same feeling has stuck with me throughout my adult life. But, without a modicum of doubt, I can say that, had I not spent those afternoons as a child freely roaming the isles of that library, I would not be where I am today.



Ian Williams is a Science Fiction writer from the UK. He lives in a small town not far from London. Ian had a short career in the UK Court Service but was forced to quit that job when his medical condition worsened. Now, from the comfort of his wheelchair, he writes the stories he has always wanted to read. His writing spans lightyears of space, to near-future Earths; from small changes to society, to entirely new civilisations.











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  1. Looks like an intriguing book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

  2. Ian Williams is new to me, but I love meeting new authors. Thanks to this blog for the introduction.

  3. My mother was a librarian and I spent many hours in the library.

  4. Do you ever write in the library?

  5. What author do you most like to read?

  6. What's your all time favorite book?

  7. Where is your favorite place to write?

  8. How many books do you read in a year?

  9. Do you relax on the weekends?

  10. Do you set an alarm so you don't write for too long at a stretch?

  11. Are you watching the Olympics?

  12. Are you reading these questions?

  13. Can you see yourself writing for the rest of your life?

  14. What do you like to do for fun outdoors?

  15. LAST DAY.
    Thanks for the contest.