David Keith Wardrop: A science fiction author with an interest in nature

INTERVIEW

David Keith Wardrop was born on the 24th of December 1984 in Glasgow Scotland.

David started writing at the age of twenty and mostly writes Science Fiction. He reads a lot of graphic novels and Science Fiction and occasional non-fiction having been a subscriber to Scientific American for three years.

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Also has an interest in nature and is a member of many conservation groups such as RSPB, Butterfly Conservation, Plantlife, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Buglife, Glasgow Natural History Society and Scottish Wildlife Trust.

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In addition to writing David currently spends a lot of time on two website www.zooniverse.org and www.futurelearn.com.

David Keith Wardrop’s Books

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Long Walk Home

It is the end of the world as we know it. The planet has run out of petroleum and the main character decides that this would be a good time to take a long walk home.

Buy link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/537805

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The gardens of Zarma

The gardens of Zarma has species of plants from all over the universe. Zarma is considered by many to be the greatest paradise in existance. When a chemical used to fuel starsips is found in the planet Zarmas oceans the paradise comes under threat.

Buy link: http://www.lulu.com/shop/david-wardrop/the-gardens-of-zarma/ebook/product-17411265.html

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After

AFTER by David Wardop is a story about mental anguish and suicide told in two parts. Keith Campbell is a quiet and shy boy who loves comic books and science fiction until he begins to contemplate suicide. The first part of the story, which is told in reverse order, describes the world of tragedy that is left after Keith dies with his family struggling to understand why he kills himself. The second half of the story, on the other hand, describes the world that Keith lives in because he did not commit suicide. This is a reflective and revealing account of one person’s mental struggle with suicide and the effect that it has on his health and those who care about him.

What sets this novel apart is the fact that Keith takes his own life right and the novel opens after his death attempting to illustrate Keith’s rationale for his suicide. The novel is, at first, depressing, sombre and dark, yet it progressively gets more blithe and hopeful. The novel’s conclusion is ironic and thought-provoking, and the reader has to remind himself/herself that although the novel ends on a positive note, because of the manner in which the narrative has been presented, this is not necessarily the case.

Buy link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/After-David-Wardrop/dp/1849910154
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