Just a quick note to say that "CHRONOS" is now available as a hardback book. You can purchase an autographed copy through my electronic store.
As a thank you to those who buy the physical version of my book, I've added an appendix to the book with exclusive content that is not available in any of the ebook versions. See what my original design for the front cover looked like! Take a look at the diagrams that I drew to help explain Cube's operation!
About a third of the way into CHRONOS, there's an important scene set in the Computer History Museum, located about half an hour's drive away from San Francisco. More than a few readers had visited the real museum but had never heard of the Visual Storage room. Was this an invention of my imagination, they wondered?
My answer is that the room not only most definitely exists, but it's the highlight of the whole museum! I visited in 2009 and spent far more time in there, perusing through the rows upon rows of historical computers, than I did in the rest of the place!
The doorway to it used to be rather tucked away but I'm told that it is better signposted since the museum's new entrance was opened. As you enter the museum, look to your left and you'll see the corridor that leads to it.
You can get a sense of the wide range of computers on display in the room via the Museum's website.
It's been great fun interacting with CHRONOS readers over the past six weeks. I'm delighted that so many have taken the time to write to me and let me know how much they enjoyed reading my story.
A question that I get asked time and time again is whether or not there will be a sequel. Some readers interpreted the epilogue in Chapter 50 as creating the opportunity for a follow-up novel.
The short answer is no.
The slightly longer answer is, well of course if someone were to offer me a million pounds for a sequel, I would sit down and do my best to come up with one. But, aside from that unlikely scenario, I have no plans to revisit the CHRONOS world or its characters.
I'm not a big fan of long, drawn-out multi-volume sagas and so, right from its inception, I wanted CHRONOS to be a self-contained, stand-alone story. I feel that I have told the story that I set out to tell in this universe, with these characters, and have no plans to return.