Well, so that was 2016… a year of horror in the real world (one way or another) and a personally difficult year for me (though I have had a couple of years that were far worse). So, unless something super nasty happens in 2017 happens, then it can only get better for me. As for […]Read more "Looking forward to 2017 science fiction?"
Over the past years I have generated the occasional article that would be a help to science fiction wanting to use the relevant technology. It started with one about artificial gravity. And that only came about because I was critiquing someone else’s drafts and what he had written instinctively felt wrong. So I sat down, […]Read more "Maybe, or, Maybe Not"
This has indeed been a strange year in many ways. Even the weather has conspired to make this an unusual year in the UK… Of course you can always rely on double rainbows appearing somewhere in the Uk like those below near Bath… But we also had the delight of a rare fog bow in […]Read more "2016 – Bows and all"
An interesting little snippet came my way from the University of Bath Spa alumni news: Designers based in the Bath and Bristol area have a 3-5% higher cash income on average and higher levels of productivity than similar businesses in England and Wales. The report, called Bristol and Bath by Design, showed that small design firms […]Read more "Designers in Bristol and Bath have 3-5% higher cash income"
Solstice Publishing has just published a standalone short story The Chaos of Mokii by Geoff Nelder. Like any author who is proud of such an achievement, he sent round e-mails to his friends to say effectively: ‘Look what I’ve done. Isn’t is great? I’m real chuffed about it!’ In his e-mail, he called it experimental […]Read more "Does experimental science fiction exist?"
There is a cartoon going the rounds showing the spines of diaries. The titles go something like this: …2013, 2014, 2015, The Year Nobody Talks About, 2017, 2018… Well this year has been awful on a personal front (no, I’m not going into details or I’ll have you all crying torrents) and in terms of […]Read more "What’s going on?"
Oops! I seem to have done it again. Yes, I got another Honourable Mention from the Writers of the Future contest. This time it was for chapter 5 of my C.A.T. novel, entitled, Hope Mosaic. It just happens to be the middle chapter wit a whole load of loose ends to tie up in the remaining […]Read more "‘Oops – again’ and other SFnal news"