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Ian Strang is an independent writer and artist. He lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife Cheryl and zero pets. THE GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS is his first published novel. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from California State University Long Beach, which to this day no one has ever asked to see. Ian works in the film industry as a lighting technician and rigging electrician. Writing is his only hobby, other than making sure the hummingbird feeder doesn't go empty. He is currently working on a sequel to The Grand Scheme of Things.


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The Grand Scheme of Things

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THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY meets "Stranger Than Fiction," in which two humans are accidentally sent to another universe and land in the middle of a story that is being written by a supreme being who has just come out of one of history's longest bouts of writer's block.

The author, Bill Friday, decides that his novel will play out on a giant ball of dirt that he calls The Earth, which, in his language means ‘profit making business venture.’ The presence of the two humans on the barren planet, however, has dramatic and historic consequences for The Earth, and their existence threatens to ruin, not only the entire plot, but possibly Bill's career as well.

“Clever, insightful, and delightfully deranged, THE GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS takes our universe and imposes gravity upon it, so it can be turned upside down. It is an enjoyable story about someone who is unfit to be creating life—a cool comeback comedy that competently combines cosmological conjecture, courageous career courses, and coping with creative commons conflicts.”

–Logan J. Hunder, author of WITCHES BE CRAZY




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  • Title: The Grand Scheme of Things
  • Author: Ian Strang
  • Genre: Humorous Science Fiction
  • Length: 456 pages
  • Release Date: January 25, 2016
  • ISBN-13: 978-1523272679
  • Imprint: Devil's Tower

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