Mark Cantrell, Author of Citizen Zero

“Language is a virus from outer space.”

William S Burroughs

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The Society of Misfit Stories Presents… They Who Take by Mark Cantrell

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Society of Misfit Stories Presents (February 2019)
Featuring the story ‘They Who Take’ by Mark Cantrell

THE début edition of Bards & Sages Publishing’s new triannual fiction anthology features a bloody but poignant short story by Mark Cantrell.

They Who Take is a pre-historical fantasy that speculates why our Neanderthal cousins vanished into the mists of time. We think we know how the story ends, but do we really know why?

To mark the publication of this début edition, Bards & Sages is offering 50% off the price of a digital edition purchased through Smashwords. To find out more and get the coupon code for this special offer click HERE.


DSCF3050SO 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. Stick around and enjoy the read.

Visit Mark’s author page on Amazon

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Citizen Zero – Inspired Quill

Citizen ZeroSometimes even a pawn can hold the balance of power…

All David Mills wanted was a job. Now he’s fighting to survive in a broken reality, a pawn in a deadly political game…

The Matrix meets V for Vendetta with a bit of I, Daniel Blake…

“It’s like Philip K Dick wrote The Matrix.” Craig Hallam, author of Greaveburn.

Published by Inspired Quill in paperback and Kindle.

Visit the novel’s page here for links to retail outlets. Alternatively, visit Inspired Quill to buy direct from the publisher.


Quote from Goodreads

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

George Orwell

“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 th 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.

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Mark’s writing

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