There are some awful things going on in the world at the moment – the triple hurricanes of destruction (Irma, Jose, Katia) which have wreaked havoc in the Caribbean and are on their way to Florida and Mexico. This comes on top of hurricane Harvey and the earthquake off the east of Mexico. Whilst the […]Read more "Science Fiction Writer Vacancy?"
Facebook kindly reminded me that it is a year ago that the Explorations: Through a Wormhole was published. It came out shortly after I left hospital and before I went back in for my keyhole surgery – which I hasten to say was successful. And it cheered me up no end as it included my […]Read more "Explorations are go, go, go…"
ITER scientists are worried that Brexit will result in UK scientists being stopped from contributing to nuclear fusion research – see here. Nuclear fusion is the method by which we generate energy, like the Sun does, but without the toxic by-products of many other energy generation methods. The sooner we get this to work, the […]Read more "Brexit Science Fiction"
Oh the delights of the english language… there’s UK english, US english, Australian english and goodness knows how many other dialects that I don’t know about. If the cultures continue to diverge, so will the english dialects until they become effectively a foreign language to those not living in the country. There is also the […]Read more "Language and Science Fiction"
Whilst there will always be a core of devotees who will want read this genre or that, the popularity of various genres come and go. But it seems to me that science fiction as a genre seems to carry on being popular. The question is why? Of course, the answer depends on what definition you […]Read more "Why SF endures as a genre"
The pick for September’s new sciencey science fiction novel is: Null States by Malta Older The blurb: Null States continues Campbell Award finalist Malka Older’s Centenal Cycle, the near-future science fiction trilogy beginning with Infomocracy • A Locus Award Finalist for Best First Novel • The book The Huffington Post called “one of the greatest literary […]Read more "Sciencey SF Novel Pick for September"
I’ve been altering my stories page. Up to now it’s been a list of the stories I’ve had published, with the newest topmost. At 20+ stories is was getting cumbersome to read through to find the story of interest. So I’ve grouped there C.A.T.-a-logue (basically the C.A.T. series) Anthologies Print Magazines Kraxon E-Magazine Extras – […]Read more "Bitsy-Bobsy Housekeeping of the SF kind…"