Expectations By Hugh Allan
Welcome to the selected short stories from one of Australia's newest authors in adventure fiction, written for your indulgence... This collection will first take you on a bizarre global jaunt from England to Hong Kong, Japan and Indonesia during the Great Oil Escapade. Then across the sea, to the Amazon jungles within a tale of exploration and deification. We share in the experience of four scientists researching in the farthest cold of the planet to leap from Antarctica to Jupiter and back, raising serious questions in their minds. We chase James Banock, a purloiner of British munitions across Scotland to Norway then along a voyage across the North Sea, where action becomes life threatening as Banock's ship explodes and sinks. To conclude the excitement and thrills, we find the solitude of memory filled by photographs and tales, which describes the author's car-trip around Australia in 1967 and a youth filled with freedom and the future uncertain. Written for readers to enjoy, without EXPECTATIONS...
"A collection of adventure tales that spring from story to story without time to catch a breath...a thrill and a laugh...great collection by a talented author...thoroughly enjoyed..." William, IndieBooks reviewer.
Hugh Allan is a retired scientist. He and his family have travelled extensively around Australia and the world. Hugh is an active member of the Australian Bush Poets Association, the Fellowship of Australian Writers Queensland and the Australian Association of Authors. His first novel, High Latitude for Dying was published in July 2020 by Shawline Publishing Group. Hugh has had over forty poems and articles published in various magazines in Australia.