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Stay sharp?

Stay sharp?

So, another birthday has passed by at warp speed, along with an annual opportunity for a bit of life-goal crop rotation and soul searching. Reader, I am sad to report that no great catharsis has been reached. No state of Zen-like satori gained. When you realise nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you. […]

June 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Back to the … Future?

Back to the … Future?

A bit of a blast from the past, this week, with the revised editions of my first two fantasy novels – For The Crown and the Dragon, and its sequel, The Fortress in The Frost – hitting the streets in both print and e-book format for the first time in thirty years. I offered to […]

June 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Hair Cut One Hundred

Hair Cut One Hundred

Well, I’ve just invested in a pair of hair clippers for a quarantine cut, and if things go wrong next week, I might have to start rocking the China Miéville-look – although not half as alluring as the author of Perdido Street Station, obviously (I’d end up more of a Poundstore Kojak if matters slip sideways). On the work front, […]

May 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Better to be lucky than good?

Better to be lucky than good?

When the current COVID-19 situation started to bite, I wasn’t one of the people scrambling for toilet rolls, cans of baked beans, and finding locating an in-stock facemask as hard as putting socks on a rooster. This is because I’d already done my panic buying in late December last year. I’d spotted what was happening […]

April 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Shining suns and free books!

Shining suns and free books!

Well, the sun is shining, the day is beautiful, and – probably – like you, I’m experiencing a little more staying-at-home than even a geeky self-employed author with a home office and passion for the noble pursuits of genre TV, reading, model kit making, and computer games is comfortable with! I’ll forgo swapping pandemic stories […]

March 22, 2020 | By | 3 Replies More
The Beginning is only the End.

The Beginning is only the End.

So, I’ve been watching the new Picard series (thanks Amazon Prime) and more or less enjoying it – good FX, a decent if slow-burn story, and, of course, lashings of Jean-Luc. My main complaint is that to re-spin the show for modern sensibilities, they’ve jettisoned a few of the core concepts from the original series. […]

February 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Hell Fleet (Book 5 in the Sliding Void series).

Hell Fleet (Book 5 in the Sliding Void series).

‘Hell Fleet‘ is the 5th book in Sliding Void series. It’s a completely stand-alone adventure, not directly linked to the first four books, and will be released early December 2018 in both print and e-book format. Captain Lana Fiveworlds has three ghastly problems: (1) Her beloved crewman Calder Durk’s gone missing. (2) She now has […]

November 6, 2018 | By | 4 Replies More
Empty Between the Stars: a new science fiction novel hits the book stores.

Empty Between the Stars: a new science fiction novel hits the book stores.

Surprise – I’ve just released a new science fiction novel called Empty Between the Stars! Empty Between the Stars is a science fiction adventure set in a universe where A.I.s are gods and mankind a fairly reduced force in the great scheme of things. So far, readers have told me it has put them in mind of […]

June 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mission to Mightadore (Jackelian #7) hits the bookstores.

Mission to Mightadore (Jackelian #7) hits the bookstores.

One for the Jackelian fans among you – hey, never say I don’t give you anything! Here’s the 7th book in the series, Mission to Mightadore. It’s now out in both print and e-book format. I’m trying something new and have made this an Amazon Exclusive, which means the e-book is solely available on the […]

June 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Discovery vs Godzilla.

Star Trek Discovery vs Godzilla.

Well, it’s been a 12-year gap since Star Trek Enterprise finished and the new Star Trek Discovery beamed back down onto our TV screens. Ironically, that long gap led to the technological ascendance of streaming and an odd conundrum. Discovery is on Netflix in the UK, Europe and just about everywhere except the USA, where […]

October 11, 2017 | By | Reply More