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Biotime: two more quotations

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I am publishing my novel, Biotimein short excerpts on this blog.  You can read all those excerpts together in a regularly updated post called “Biotime, a novel: the story so far.”

In between I have been publishing a few juicy quotations from the book – mostly from the chapter headings.


Mortality and immortality are central themes of Biotime.  Photo: Robert Pimm


Here are two more more quotations from Biotime.


Chapter 7

Moon Beach, Paradise.  An idyll in the night. Along the shore black granite flags shelve into the waves.  The ranks of viewing stools stand widely spaced, ports faced out into the dark like mute gun turrets.  In each, still, breathing deep and yet not sleeping, a single witness to the passage of the moon.  Sunk in reveries and deep-pile velour, these connoisseurs of night-time, superegos of the unlit hours, gaze away the hours from dusk ’til dawn.  When the orb itself appears, bathed in a pale reflected light, their liquid eyes turn upwards, in fascination of a leisured kind, until at last it sinks from sight, into the distant sea.

Advertising flyer, Moon Beach Resort

Chapter 8

If you think shit happens, park here

Security notice, Central Authority Buildings, Harlem


Over the coming weeks I shall publish more tasters from Biotime.  If you’re interested in hearing more, follow this blog by e-mail (top right, “click here”).  You can also  follow me on Twitter (see left hand side of this page).  It’ll be a fun ride.

NB I owe the title of this blog to some good advice from the Moz Blog.  Check it out.

And if you’d like to read some complete fiction by me, see what you think of my “wonderful, feminist and dark” Hotel Stories.

1 Comment

  1. nickkaufmann says:

    Hi Robert

    I like the ambiguity of Hotel Stories being complete fiction vs Biotime being half true (or just incomplete instalments)…



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