I have just got the early cover concepts in for Foul Tide’s Turning, the second in my Far-called sequence of fantasy books. There’s various options I need to select from ...
With the upswell in ‘free’ green energy, electricity suppliers in Germany and Denmark have applied to shut down newly unprofitable power plants, but the nervous governments are resisting, afraid of being caught short on some cold winter’s night with little wind. A case for a nationalised back-up system if I’ve ever heard it! Read the […]
Some interesting news in from Bloomberg concerning energy research – a new report by Deutsche Bank indicates that solar energy is about to reach price parity with conventional electricity – and keep on going down, getting cheaper with every year (hint: solar panels are mostly based on semiconductors – so share the PC chip’s ability of sliding […]
I have just finished reading Keith Barnham’s excellent non-fiction tome, The Burning Answer: A User’s Guide to the Solar Revolution. This is a book that every climate change denier and big oil executive should be forced to read before they go on TV to spout off about fracking and nuclear power and all the […]
I don’t often do film reviews, but I’ve got a new one posted over at http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/shockwave-darkside-movie-review/ for science fiction war movie (and meditation on religion/humanity) Shockwave, Darkside. It’s in the same vein as Monsters from 2010 as far as being a small indie production, rather than a product of the Studio system (e.g. not soaked, or stewed in […]
I want to say one word to you, Benjamin. Just one word. Are you listening? . . . HODOR! Game of Thrones : Hodor in da House from Eclectic Method on Vimeo.
Much kerfuffle in the home last night as the younger members of the tribe confused a fly with a wasp and started to sprint around the house, panicking as if an alien invasion was beginning. This was no normal fly, we faced, however. This was the Rambo of flies. This was the fly that has been waiting […]
An interesting dinner table debate raged last night at Chez Hunt. Who would be the God of Chips? (that’s French Fries, if you’re reading this in North America . . . USA-style chips are known as ‘Crisps’ on this side of the Big Pond). My suggestion was McCain – invoking one of those Hyborian Age […]
I’m one of the guest authors at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival and will be on a panel there at 13.00pm, this Sunday 8th June at the Abney Public Hall in London’s lovely Stoke Newington (the veritable Riviera of North London?). Here’s the official blurb for the appearance … When it comes to science fiction […]
‘In Dark Service’ is currently £1.99 rather than £14.99 (only for a couple of days, though). Thanks Auntie Gollancz. Get yours while it’s hot at . . . UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Service-Far-Called-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00IXTQ9QY/ USA – http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Service-Far-Called-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00IXTQ9QY/