Where does the time go? It’s already time to put forward my third monthly pick in the series… The Man of Shadows by Jeff Noon due for release on 3rd August 2017 by Angry Robot. The Blurb: The brilliant, mind-bending return to science fiction by one of its most acclaimed visionaries. Below the neon skies of […]Read more "August’s Pick for a Sciency Science Fiction Novel"
Empires are built from access to resources or at least having the wherewithal to get access to the resources. The latter usually means using innovative technology of some sort. Examples include: The British empire started with the agrarian revolution, which made more food available for people and more people available to do work. The latter […]Read more
Well, I’m back (No, not Terminator style) from a lovely holiday in Switzerland. Here was the view from my hotel window! Yes, that is the Reichenbach Falls you see in the distance – the place where Sherlock Holmes fell to his supposed death. Below is a closer look at the same falls! And yes I […]Read more "Exaggeration, the mother of fiction – an example"
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"