Charles Morgan’s New Book Posits Love between Living Battleship and Floating Cathedral

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"Grand Conception" brings fresh insight, humor and a unique science fiction idea to life.

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In an attempt to rival the wildest of science fiction, author Charles Morgan presents his new novel “Grand Conception” (published by Trafford Publishing), – the first book of the Morning Bliss trilogy – where a young man inside a giant, living battleship and a young woman inside a giant, living cathedral conspire to bring these two behemoths together.

“I liked the idea of the great ocean populated by corporations,” Morgan explains, “that are huge living organisms like battleships and cathedrals with people living in them and directing their actions.”

An excerpt from “Grand Conception”:

“‘That’s not a male, Skiffy my naïve friend. That building is female, boyo. Can’t you tell the difference between male and female yet?’

‘But it’s so big.’

Briefly a vast, fully mature cathedral had filled the whole of the view through the embrasure. Soft yellowy-greenish light simmered through the substance of her towering flying buttresses and flowed in rivers up to the base of her spires, which disappeared upwards into the evening cloud as if determined to pierce right through the sky itself. Flashes of warm evening light reflected off the planes of her walls and ramparts, picking out the palaces and monasteries of the gloriously female building. Higher up, the tree forests that covered her roof zone showed just below the cloud line.”

“The story is about overcoming repressive and harmful assumptions in society,” Morgan says, “and about overcoming one’s own limitations, as well.”

Grand Conception
By Charles Morgan
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 356 pages | ISBN 9781466927285
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 356 pages | ISBN 9781466927278
E-Book | 356 pages | ISBN 9781466927292
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Charles Morgan is a scientist and author who has lived and worked in Europe, Africa, India and Australia and has also worked as a geologist in Russia Laos and Fiji. He was educated at various boarding schools in England and then at Cambridge University.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 800-101-2656 or visit

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