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“Language is a virus from outer space.”

William S Burroughs

Discover Citizen Zero and Silas Morlock

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Citizen Zero: “It’s like Philip K Dick wrote The Matrix.”

Craig Hallam, author of Oshibana Complex

SO where does a journalist-turned-author go to sound off? Well, here’s a pretty good start.

This is where I hurl my missives out into the polluted meme-pool of human existence, hopefully to make a few ripples, if not an outright splash…

My name’s Mark Cantrell, a journalist and social commentator by trade, a novelist by inclination. I’m the author of Citizen Zero (2017) and Silas Morlock (2013), both published by Inspired Quill.

There’s more to my literary pursuits than novels, however, as you’ll soon see from this site. There’s short fiction, a little bit of poetry on occasion, some blogging, and a fair bit of journalism too. Don’t mind the polemics, it’s in my nature.

Stick around and enjoy the read. And please do consider adding my fiction to your shelves.

Visit Mark’s author page on Amazon

Check out his Indie works on Smashwords

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“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

George Orwell

Quotes from Goodreads

“Poets and philosophers are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.”

Percy Bysshe Shelley

“If poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world, science fiction writers are its court jesters. We are Wise Fools who can leap, caper, utter prophecies, and scratch ourselves in public. We can play with Big Ideas because the garish motley of our pulp origins make us seem harmless.”

Bruce Sterling

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

Oscar Wilde

“Genius is 1% talent and 99% hard work…”

Albert Einstein

“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.”

Carl Sagan

More quotes from Goodsreads.



Further Links

Find Mark’s work at:

INSPIRED QUILL | BOOKSHOP UK | SMASHWORDS

AMAZON | LULU

Mark can also be found hanging around or dabbling on:

FACEBOOK | TWITTER | GOODREADS | STORYGRAPH

LINKEDIN | PINTEREST | ELLO | TUMBLR

Consider buying Mark a coffee in suport of his writing:

KO-FI

Find more of Mark’s writing on:

MEDIUM | CLIPPINGS.ME | MARK CANTRELL, JOURNALIST

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The mind behind Citizen Zero & Silas Morlock

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