Near Future Science Fiction

The closer your speculative future to today is, the shorter the science fiction story has to be. Why is that? Most science fiction authors are all too well aware how they can develop a world, only to find an announcement in some science journal or news channels that means they got aspects of world technology […]

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Maybe, or, Maybe Not

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, […]

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2016 – Bows and all

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 […]

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BristolCon 2016

BristolCon seems to go from strength to strength as each year passes by… and this was no exception to that pattern. This year it seemed better organised and more roomy, which I attribute to things being moved round a little bit so that the flow of people through the ‘foyer’ became easier. Good on the […]

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Great Northern Exhibition 2018

I was absolutely delighted to see that Newcastle and Gateshead have been awarded the Great Northern Exhibition for 2018. Not only will they receive £5million for the exhibitions themselves, but also £15million pounds towards legacy projects. Some of these will no doubt go to the upkeep of some special museums they have up there, which […]

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