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R.M. Kozan short story featured in Free Lit Magazine

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

The short story ‘How To Make A Sociopath Laugh’ written by R.M. Kozan, the author of Breakaway:1977, is featured in the September 2017  issue of Free Lit Magazine, ‘The Monsters Issue’.

The story can currently be accessed via either link below.


Link to the current issue:


Explicit link to The Monsters Issue (Volume 3, Issue 5):



BREAKAWAY:1977 celebrity endorsement!

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Breakaway: 1977, our debut release by R. M. Kozan, has been endorsed by the very wonderful Sylvia Anderson, the co-creator of many iconic SF TV series such as Space: 1999, UFO, Thunderbirds, and Fireball XL5.

On September 9th, 2014, Sylvia sent Fresh Blue Ink the following statement:

Breakaway: 1977 is a fiercely compelling read by R. M. Kozan – a truly creative writer who brings to life real characters across a blazing backdrop of imagination.”

Needless to say the author is chuffed that the original creator of Space: 1999 would see his work, with its deep tie-ins to the Space:1999 universe, in such a positive light.

Fresh Blue Ink is extremely proud to make this announcement on the first anniversary of our release of Breakaway: 1977 and on the 15th anniversary of that fateful moment in Space: 1999 when the Moon breaks out of Earth orbit: September 13th, 1999.

To read more about Breakaway: 1977, click here.

Sylvia and daughter Dee are currently working on a new series “The Last Station”. We wish them every success and eagerly anticipate its debut.


BREAKAWAY: 1977 author event on May 8th, 2014

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Fresh Blue Ink is proud to announce that author R. M. Kozan will be signing copies of his debut novel Breakaway: 1977 at Coles Books in the Parkland Mall in Yorkton, Saskatchewan on Thursday, May 8th, 2014, from 1 pm until 6 pm.

See map here.

Hope to see you there!

BREAKAWAY: 1977 mentioned on

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

The link above takes you to where the Crosley Collegiate record player is offered for sale. On that page, scroll down to the reviews section. The reviewer recommends reading Breakaway:1977 while listening to your LPs :)

BREAKAWAY: 1977 released today!

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Fresh Blue Ink‘s first release Breakaway: 1977 is now released!

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BREAKAWAY: 1977 review on

Saturday, August 10th, 2013


4.5 Stars (of 5)  “Recommended”


The review for Breakaway: 1977 on has now been posted!

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First BREAKAWAY: 1977 review

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

“Profoundly truthful”


The first review of Breakaway: 1977 is in!

Robert E. Wood, the author of Destination: Moonbase Alpha has kindly written a review (and also provided other feedback). His evaluation is now posted on the Fresh Blue Ink website (


Review Whimsy

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Recently I spent some time seeking pre-publication reviews for Breakaway: 1977. During this slow process I penned a few satiric reviews of my own work. Who better to write a review of your book than yourself? ;)

Some of the reviews below are “in jokes” you will likely not get unless you read the book, but all are whimsical.


FAKE Reviews of Breakaway: 1977


I give it four stars. OK, I work for the company, but still there is some quality there. It helps if you know a bit about SF and rock music from the 1970s. The story is about that uncomfortable point in teenage life but it also says a lot about popular culture and fandom. Ultimately, it is almost speculative fiction, with a late zigzag into murder mystery.

RATING: ****

Mick Mayos, Associate Editor, Fresh Blue Ink


Cool book. I think he didn’t do it. No way. Now I understand the cover. Thx!

RATING: ****

Paige Turner


Epistles, epiphanies, episodes, exclusions, exclamatives, exams, exculpations, emergents, and endings. School boy finds SF TV show, school boy loses SF TV show, school boy ignores besotted girl, people die and sh*t happens.

RATING: ***1/2

Samantha Renfield, M. Sc.


They made me read it and now I’m being judged on my grammar and consumer poise. Society sucks!!


Layton S. Delaney

Grade 9, El Banjo Institute

Breakaway: 1977 mentioned on

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

A new review for the Space: 1999 short story anthology “Shepherd Moon” from Powys Media name-checks Breakaway: 1977.

See it here.

Short stories of R. M. Kozan: links added.

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

The Fresh Blue Ink website “Links” page has been updated to include links to two short stories by R. M. Kozan which were published online in recent years. Check them out here: