Blue Dune Books is an online self-publishing venture for the novels of Nick Tebble. Available as ebooks in PDF and Palm Doc format, their common theme is Modern Man in Search of a Soul.


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I've been writing novels since I was 19. The first, Homeseeking, may yet appear on this website. The other three are already on it. I'm now working on two more, the outlines for which you can read at Forthcoming.

Sometimes, people ask where the ideas for the books come from. As far as I can tell, there are two sources. The first is Experience. For myself, I would cite the bare facts of my childhood - first twelve years in Australia, where I was born in 1966 - followed by move to England in 1978; reading - from Enid Blyton and Dr Seuss to Conrad, Musil, G Eliot and Proust - and travelling - from my first trip to the Middle East in 1985, to my last journey to the Indian Subcontinent in 2001, not to mention that Short Walk to the Corner Shop last night. The second source is Inspiration. It is within us all, and it is why, when it came to creating an identity for this website, nothing seemed more appropriate than an idea and an image which would seek to capture its essence, an idea and an image I call the Blue Dune.

Over the years, a number of people have provided invaluable criticism for the books. So to Mike Daw, Mandy Sargent, Jonathan Stark, RMSG Manuscript Assessment Service and the David Grossman Literary Agency - oh ye of little faith! - I am truly thankful.

To Ray Tebble and Maria-Elena Pessina I am indebted for the book covers, while for the making of this website I offer my deepest gratitude - and 1001 curries - to Mark Woodward and Kirsten Geerkens.


Blue Dune Books features three novels by Nick Tebble. They are available as ebooks or, if you cannot access them as e-books, you can print them. Common to all the fiction is a 'book in the book' in which figures from mythology, philosophy, science and mysticism appear. In The Song of Psi, for example, you will find Plato and Aristotle.