HENLEY-On-KLIP. – Many South Africans know Robert Waldron for his wildlife films on National Geographic and Discovery.
More recently he has extended his screenwriting talents to novel writing.
His first novel ‘Walk in the Cool’ made the long short-list for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel of the Year, and now his third novel is being launched on June 30 in his home town – Henley-on-Klip.
‘Adventures of Alien Vets’ was inspired by his experiences filming wildlife, particularly with the exceptional conservation work being done by vets and scientists to conserve Southern African endangered species.
“I thought, why not extend that to a galactic level?” Waldron outlines. “So, the story centres around two young scientists in the future, using the best of their technology and techniques, to restore a damaged Earth and alien planets with valuable ecosystems.
“The two, Luke and Inca, reluctantly fall for each other, and are forced to take on plundering planetary raiders, and the more sinister threat of the death-loving aliens, the Rickxl.”
‘The Adventures of Alien Vets’ will be available (in printed version and e-book versions) at the launch on Saturday June 30 at 10:30 at the Henley Library.
Books will be signed by the author, and e-book downloads will be available.
“I try to do my launches at libraries, to help promote reading, printed or electronic, where I can,” says Waldron.