Cain Hopwood

Author, Software Developer


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The first novel in the galaxy spanning precursor trilogy.

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Now Available

A lighthearded story about dance and being different in a country town.

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Now Available

The hotly anticipated second precursor novel.

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In progress

Coming 2019

What readers are saying


Space, Special Forces, Aliens, Galactic conflict and a mission gone wrong; Precursor Revenants delivers it all.

Amazon reviewer, MJ Hall

(Precursor revenants) …a cool balance between raw alien fighting action, anthropological decoding of cultures, and enticing glimpses into the game of galactic politics.

Amazon reviewer

(The Tango) Cain Hopwood brings small town Australia to life in a story about a dance contest in which the participants are about to learn a whole lot more about each other, and themselves. The writing style is funny, down-to-earth, and you'll warm to the characters as if you'd known them for years.

Amazon reviewer, IK

Don't be fooled by the title, The Tango is more than just a floorshow. Mr Hopwood's book takes us on a enticing journey of hope, rejection and life in the Australian country. Read it and rejoice.

Managing Editor, Fairfax Media

I just started rereading Tango and I'm instantly drawn in. Cain paints the small town culture and characters vividly, with economy and humour. A great read.

Amazon Reviewer

Cain V. Hopwood’s Precursor Revenants combines zero gravity battles, alien technology and occasionally skiing. It’s space opera, but with down to earth, relatable characters, giving a new and welcome twist to the genre.

Managing Editor, Fairfax Media

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