• Welcome to Kim Lakin-Smith.com

    Welcome!

    Welcome to the website of author Kim Lakin-Smith. Kim writes Science Fiction, Dark Fantasy and Children's books with a focus on the character, the other and the darkness within...

  • Autodrome

    Autodrome

    With its population of teen motor sport enthusiasts, promoters, grease monkeys and drivers, life in the steam and gas powered metropolis of Autodrome is all about the race. On the same day that 15 year old Zar Punkstar qualifies as a Pro Leaguer, he finds his inventor father murdered, and a clue - a Paranascope scroll containing a holographic map of the city.

  • Cyber Circus

    Cyber Circus

    Hellequin, last of the HawkEye military elite, is desperate to escape the legacy of Soul Food, the miraculous plant food that leeched the soil, destroyed his family, and instigated a bloody civil war. For a man awaiting the inevitable madness brought on by his enforced biomorph implant, there's only one choice. Run away with the circus...

  • Queen Rat

    Queen Rat

    In the submersible world of the Free Ocean 14-year-old Princess Ratiana Clementine Saint John of the submersible Victoriana is to be wed to Prince Simeon of the Aesthetes. Not only have they never met before but to add insult to injury they must fulfil several life-threatening Grand Rites before the knot can be tied. As their trials unfold they learn about each other, but will they survive?

  • Toueniquet

    Tourniquet

    Renegade City. Futurist Gothika. Mecca of the damned. Where über rock-band, Origin, is deified and the world's dark sub-cultures coexist under the umbrella faith of 'Belief'. But Roses, the great, Gothic messiah is dead, the tribes are in turmoil, and Renegade's own home-bred rebels, the Drifters, are quickly becoming a law unto themselves.

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  • Kim Lakin-Smith

    'Rise' - Balancing the Scales

    During Apartheid in South Africa, two child of different races forge a connection in Cape Town. UN Photo (1982) Available to buy from Amazon and Newcon Press The story I tell in Rise is not a peaceful one. It was born of my visceral response to a sleuth of horrific news reports - Russia’s ‘Gay Propaganda’ laws, Isis throwing gay and bisexual men from rooftops, the ‘racist’ connotations of Brexit, and Trump’s election. Mostly Trump’s election, and his pledge to build a border wall, and his brutal contempt for immigrants and ongoing maltreatment of refugees. In this increasingly alien world,...

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