We Bleed The Same


Pay no heed to the angel overhead.

Space opera with a human touch. We Bleed the Same, an EMB-award-shortlisted sci-fi novel, spans multiple worlds, space-battles and a man stuck in a rebellion he cannot stop.

Danny Parque has finally begun to understand that in the big picture, he’s no more than a speck. And something so small has no hope of making a difference…or does it?

496 pages (111,000 words)

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“Perhaps saving just one person offers redemption.”

When the leak of sensitive information is traced back to his computer console, Government official and minor celebrity Danny Parque’s bright future comes crashing down.

Found guilty and sent out as a conscripted criminal to fight for an Empire he once loved but comes to despise, horrifying combat leads to capture by the terrorists he is supposed to fear.

Danny joins their ranks; persuaded that they are pursuing the same freedom he craves. But the time soon comes when, entangled in a new web of lies, Danny wonders if the price of freedom is his own conscience.

When asked to betray everything – and everyone – he once held dear, the decision must be made…Whose side is he on?


David Wilkinson writes science fiction in a universe he has been perfecting for decades; his stories are devoted to plot and characters. Influences range from Asimov, Niven-Pournelle and childhood science fiction through to the new style Battle Star Galactica.

Having learned his trade with Writing East Midlands, he is now a member of the established Leicester Writers Club.

David is a physicist and, after years of being a research scientist for the Government, now works for the Institute of Physics. Married, his wife eventually got fed up with him talking about all the books he was going to write and told him to get on with it or shut up.

You can learn more about David Wilkinson by visiting his author page here on the IQ website.

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David Wilkinson
Category: Sci-Fi
Release Date: July 2014

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-908600-30-1
Pages: 496
RRP: £9.99 / 12.99€ / $14.99

Format: eBook (MOBI & ePUB)
ISBN: 978-1-908600-31-8
RRP: £3.49 / 3.99€ / $3.99


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We Bleed The Same is a first-class thriller, using a technological setting to illustrate some well-constructed ideas about ambiguity in morals. We are introduced to believable, complex, yet entertaining characters who really develop as the story progresses.

Kevin Elliott, Amazon Reviewer

The book never stops the plot to give a science lecture, but still manages to give an impression of a world that works. All in all, I very much recommend this book.

Jessica Meats, Author

The intricacy of its world building, the dark themes of political conspiracy and state repression, the heartfelt conflicts of its characters are all sure to bring readers back. I can only hope the sequel will excavate more of the history of these feuding galactic empires, as well as their hard-fought futures. All in all, it was a well-crafted and enjoyable debut from Wilkinson and when Danny dusts himself down, he surely has plenty more to deliver as the hero of an unfolding epic. If you like your science-fiction intelligent and intense, this is one saga to follow.

– Siobhan Logan, Blogger and Reviewer

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