John Hindmarsh was born in 1785. From Wikipedia - Rear-Admiral Sir John Hindmarsh RN (1785 – 1860) was a naval officer and the first Governor of South Australia, from December 1836 to July 1838.
During the Battle of the Nile on 1 August 1798, the fire on board the French line-of-battle ship l'Orient put the Bellerophon (1786) in danger; all the other officers on the quarterdeck on the Bellerophon were killed or wounded, so 13-year-old Midshipman John Hindmarsh gathered some of the crew, cut the anchor cables, and raised a spritsail to get the ship moving.
You realize I write fiction? The above is all true - except I'm a different John Hindmarsh.
Yes, I write science fiction and thrillers, sometimes with crossover. Well, you need a thrill in your SF and an occasional touch of science in your thrillers. I'm Australian, and now live in the High Sierra region of California, where I'm writing full time. I could be hiking, kayaking or skiing, when I'm not writing.
My books generally are written with an American voice [well, I try], although I prefer to write British English. So I get mixed up - in any event, I claim aluminium is the correct word.
See more details at http://www.JohnHindmarsh.com
Mark Midway series. Mark One, Mark Two, Mark Three, and Mark Four are available now; individually, or as a boxed set.
Annihilation Series. The Darwin Project was released in October. The second book - Body Shop - was released in February, 2018. Natural Born will be released in July and I, President shortly after.
The theme - AI: Demon or Friend, the Beginning or the End?
The Glass Complex series. The first book is Broken Glass, followed by Fracture Lines and the third book, Diamond Cut, was released in 2017. Fain Gambit is targeted for 2018 release.
Shen Ark: Departure was released as a possible beginning of a series. Currently it is a standalone title.
I have written a number of short stories, all science fiction although perhaps one or two have a touch of fantasy. Check my web site - www.JohnHindmarsh.com
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