MP Ashman Marks Science Fiction Debut

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New novel follows a young girl’s extraordinary journey to find her place in the world.

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MP Ashman, author of the “Black Hollow” series, debuts in the world of science fiction with “Time's Child” (published by Xlibris AU). In this recently released novel, Ashman masterfully blurs the line between the real and the speculative, past and present to create a riveting tale of a young girl who charts her destiny in a strange, new world.

The story follows Nina Sumner who begins to experience strange dreams of a life far removed from her twenty-first century existence on the eve of her 15th birthday. More comfortable in this hands-on dream reality than in the technologically driven modern society in which she lives, the once precocious and outgoing teen gives herself over to this ideal dream world, isolating herself from family and friends and cutting herself off from reality completely. With her fractured reality leaving her defenseless, two mysterious strangers set their sights on the young girl.

Ashman, the compelling and evocative narrator, guides readers on a spellbinding journey from Sydney, Australia, to Whitby, England, from the past to the present day and finally to the story’s stunning conclusion. Peopled by richly drawn characters, “Time's Child” will appeal to fans of science fiction and coming-of-age under extraordinary circumstances.

“Time's Child”
By MP Ashman
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781499005615
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781499005608
E-Book | 108 pages | ISBN 9781499005585
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

About the Author
MP Ashman was born in Maryborough, Queensland, in 1985, but was raised for the majority of his life in Toowoomba, where he continues to reside with his family. “Time’s Child” is his third novella and first science fiction story.

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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