John Love

John Love

Posted by Steve on 19th November, 2011

Moby Dick meets Duel in John Love's debut novel of Space Opera and Military Science Fiction! Faith is the name humanity has given to the unknown, seemingly invincible alien ship that has begun to harass the newly emergent Commonwealth. 300 years earlier, the same ship destroyed the Sakhran Empire, allowing the Commonwealth to expand its sphere of influence. But now Faith has returned!

John asked my to create a website to promote his debut novel, Faith. It would have an international audiance and should be clean, simple and easy to read. I chose wordpress as the CMS tool in this instance because I felt that the News section of the website would lend itself nicely to blog style entries, possibly entered by the client himself (he is an author after all!). I chose the Asokay theme for Wordpress by Andreas Viklund along with a number of Wordpress plugins to provide additional functionality.

"The actual writing of Faith took about fifteen months, but I’d had the idea in my head for a few years before that. My job in the music industry (I was Managing Director of PPL, the world’s largest record industry copyright organisation) meant I never properly sat down to write it until after I retired. Before then, it existed as disconnected scraps of dog-eared paper." - John Love