Halley's Casino

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17th Century or Earlier,19th Century,Earlier 20th Century,1960s & '70s,1980s & '90s,Across Centuries

Mark JG Fahey

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What if you found out that Halley's Comet wasn't really a comet after all but a intergalactic casino? 26 year old Nebula Yorker is about to find out by time travelling to the past to save the present & future of the Earth and the whole universe!


Action,Adventure,Apocalyptic,Comedy,Crime,Detective,Drama,Epic,Fantasy,Mystery,Satire,Funny,Sci-fi,Historical Fiction,Young Adult,Suspense/Thriller

Short Summary

Its February 16th, 1986 1:16 AM and the arrival of Halley's Comet is nearing. Star gazers across the planet are geared up for its appearance. One such man Nebula Yorker. He is patiently waiting with is telescope pointed skyward.

All that ends well does not necessarily end the way one hopes. Nebula ends up saving the planet and the universe but also starts him out on a further journey that will come full circle. The universe is depending on young Nebula whether he it knows it or not.


California, Ancient Rome, 1757 London & Nova Scotia and Outer Space

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Internal Journey/Rebirth,Quest,Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Nebula Yorker

Age: 26

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Clumsy,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Engaging,Flexible,Gracious,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Underdog,Modest,Selfless,Skillful,Funny,Visionary,Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

Name: Marcus Apitippius

Age: 2000

Gender: Lgbt

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Villainous,Masculine,Narcisstic,Complex,Confident,Crazy,Criminal,Religious,Blunt,Power Hungry,Greedy,Sarcastic,Secretive,Seductive,Sophisticated,Insecure,Unapologetic,Lone Wolf,Patriotic,Outspoken

Additional Character Details

Name: Archibald Tict

Age: 228

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Underdog,Modest,Adventurous,Charming,Clumsy,Uneducated,Empathetic,Faithful,Funny,Gracious,Heroic,Honorable,Insecure,Naive,Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

Name: KEL -345 Android

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Modest,Complex,Sexy,Blunt,Engaging,Flexible,Funny,Romantic,Honorable

Development Pitch

Beginning in 1986, the arrival of Halley's Comet has taken star gazers enthusiasm to the limits it will not be until 2061 until its next return. 26 year old Nebula Yorker like many are preparing for its appearance. Nebula's ageing parent who have mysteriously disappeared years early on their yearly trip to the Amazon always taught Neb to reach for the stars and to have an opening mind on the possibilities that the universe may present itself to him. Neb would soon find out that his past, present and future have always lain in the start above. Star Trek wasn't just science fiction drummed up by some human mind, no far from it. When Neb thinks he has spotted Halley's Comet, Halley's literally comes to him not just in the form he thought or envisioned. A visitor clad in a black tuxedo and bright red shoes appears telling Nebula a story so far fetched he remembers his father's words to always MOVE FORWARD. Not only does he tells Neb that Halley's Comet is not really a comet but a intergalactic casino cloaked for the purpose of planets like Earth who are not ready to join the greater universe (yet) Taking Neb's interest in his story as an affirmation Neb next find himself on Halley's Comet/Casino. What happens next for young Nebula is beyond belief where in the next 72 hours he will find himself time travelling to ancient Rome of 12 BCE to save the earth and the entire universe. Even John Lennon is amused.

About The Author

Mark JG Fahey is not an alien, contrary to what you may have heard, though he swears he has been to space. To date Mark JG Fahey's first book Halley's Casino has won 3-3rd place awards world wide. His second novel Marine - Halley's Casino II and Return Trip - Halley's Casino III are also now attainable planet wide. Hop aboard!

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Mark JG Fahey

Year Published: 2015

Hard Copy Available