The programme for BristolCon for October 28th is now out and it sure does look exciting. See here for details. The organisers have kindly allowed me on to sit on two panels this year. The first is in Room 2: 13:00 Gert Lush Science 2017 – Science is always on the march. In the first […]Read more "BristolCon 2017"
The new novel that caught my eye for November is Andy Weir’s Artemis. If you remember Andy Weir published a lot of his early science fiction on his website. A lot of that was to contribute to his first very successful hard science fiction novel The Martian, which has since been made into film. Artemis is his […]Read more "Science Science Fiction Novel Pick for November"
Heard some good news last night… A short story of mine has been accepted by Dust Publishing for their The Last City anthology. I understand this is intended to be the first in a series of The Last City anthologies… but we’ll have to wait and see on that score. Other authors are: Robert Campbell […]Read more "New short story coming shortly…"
For those of you who are interested, the Writing Magazine has announced a fantasy or science fiction short story competition. The blurb is: Whisk us away to other worlds for this month’s competition for fantasy and SF stories, whether that be tech tales of sleek futures, adventures from semi-mythical societies, or something in-between. The rules: Closing […]Read more "Science Fiction Competition in Writers’ News"
This question belongs to the what if questions so beloved of science fiction writers. So I took a look at the fall of the Roman Empire (the Western Roman Empire to be specific) to see if there were any parallels in our modern day. Eight reasons have been cited for the fall: Military losses to […]Read more "Can History Repeat Itself?"
Any science fiction writer of the science-biased side of things needs to keep in touch with technological progress. That means reading techie papers and stuff. Unfortunately what the readers want to most know about is usually those science inventions that are so far in the future that it is difficult to find hard information on. […]Read more "Interstellar Travel Predictions"
I can’t think why, but there seem to be a lot of horror and ghost stories coming out in October! Nevertheless there are some sciency science fiction novels coming out under the science fiction banner. My pick for the October is Satellite by Nick Lake The blurb: The Martian for teens – an epic, highly […]Read more "Sciency Science Fiction Novel Pick for October"