This is the second in what I hope will be a long-standing series of picking a new science fiction novel that is being published for the first time in the following month. The main criteria are that it’s new (i.e. not previously published in any form), is based on science (i.e. no pure fantasy) and […]Read more "July’s Pick for a Sciency Science Fiction Novel"
The UK woke up to an election result, which had seemed only a couple of weeks ago extremely unlikely – a minority Government led by the Tories with the support of the Northern Ireland’s DUP. The implications of the results are being worked through as I write this, but some of the aspects will include […]Read more "Impact of UK General Election on Science Fiction?"
This delightful certificate dropped through my letterbox today! It’s my fifth Honourable Mention from the Writers of the Future Contest for my sixth chapter from my C.A.T. novel, entitled Instinct of Logic. . Yay. :):):):):). Below is the record I’m keeping of progress. Yes Chapter 8 is almost written – and what a nightmare it’s been! […]Read more "The Postman’s Been!"
A new short story is available! The Courage of Care has been published by the Kraxon Magazine and can be found here. As I believe short stories should stand on their own, I’ll leave you good people, robots and computers to enjoy! But I do like the picture the publisher has chosen to go with […]Read more "The Courage of Care Published and More News"
What is science fiction? I suspect there are more definitions than authors writing the genre. But one that caught my eye was a definition that Adam Roberts came up with in his History of Science Fiction: Science Fiction is: stories of travel through space (to other worlds, planets and stars); stories of travel through time […]Read more "What is Science Fiction?"
Below is my (kind of, but never works out) six-monthly list of free to enter science fiction short story competitions: Futurescape, up to 8000 words, end date October 13th 2017, theme – ‘Blue Sky Cities’ Intelligence in Fiction, up to 5000 words, closing date July 15th 2017, Theme about artificial general intelligence, intelligence amplification, or the AI alignment problem.. […]Read more "Free to Enter Science Fiction Short Story Competitions"
I’m starting a series of once a month posts to promote a science fiction that will be coming out in the following month. These novels will be of the hard-ish science fiction variety because I feel not enough is being done to promote such novels. Why am I doing this? Well I know darned well […]Read more "June’s Pick for a Sciency Science Fiction Novel"