As I hope you know, I’m in the process of writing my C.A.T. novel. There is an interesting story why I ended up writing this novel the way I did, which I hope will act as a useful tip to other budding novelists. I was writing a straightforward space adventure novel. Nothing out of the […]Read more "Writing a Science Fiction Novel"
This arrived earlier this week…. This is for chapter 5 of my C.A.T. novel – yes I know, a chapter is not a short story – which makes this award all the more worthy. C.A.T. novel progress is shown below: As you see, I’m over two-thirds of the way through. Yay! It’s well-known that between […]Read more "C.A.T. and cryo-volcanism!"
A date has been set for the publication of Explorations: Through the Wormhole anthology – September 3rd. Oh the excitement… I have got hold of ARC and it’s looking good. There’s some exciting stories in there… but then I’m biased, aren’t I? PS If anyone wants to to do a review, ping me an e-mail […]Read more "Explorations: Through the Wormhole – coming soon"
With one thing and another it has been a very sad time. Perhaps the saddest news is that I found one of my cats, ‘Rufus the Poofus’ dead in my garden just outside the backdoor under the decking. He died suddenly and up until that point he had been a very healthy active cat. Rufus’s […]Read more "The Science keeps rolling in… Time for Science Fiction…"
Like all science fiction writers, I have ended up with bunches of stories linked to a single universe. It’s only natural. Once you’ve built a universe, it’s easier to write stories about that universe. So I put together a graphic of how my published (black titles) and some of the mature unpublished stories (orange titles) […]Read more "Innovative and Fresh Science Fiction Writing?"
Well, the avalanche of new science just keeps on rolling in… First off is the news that they’ve run the first test to get nuclear fusion working at Max Planck Institute in Germany. See here for details. This is still at the experimental stages, bit so far so good. Of course there are other hot fusion […]Read more "And the science keeps on rolling in…"
I’m absolutely delighted that I have got an Honourable Mention in the 4th quarter of the 2014/15 Writers of the Future contest. It’s for my 5th C.A.T. story – Eternal Vigilance. This is the 2nd Honourable mention, the first being for my 4th C.A.T. story – Space Blind. What this does mean is that the first […]Read more "A couple of news items"