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Yes, readers, Sliding Void #4 has now hit the bookshops!

Yes, readers, Sliding Void #4 has now hit the bookshops!

Anomalous Thrust is the 4th book in Sliding Void series. It’s a completely stand-alone adventure, not directly linked to the first three books (although Anomalous Thrust is set chronologically a year after the end of the previous books). It’s also full novel-sized, rather than novella-sized. Your feedback indicated you wanted it all at once, rather […]

November 25, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
The wicked wild wild web.

The wicked wild wild web.

Story Update (10th March 2015) Yipee. Sanity has been restored it seems, touch wood. The cyber-attacks on this site and SFcrowsnest.org.uk have dwindled away in the face of the counter-measures suite we introduced, and the attacks on the social networks have been taken care of too. Thanks to everyone who helped with suggestions of who […]

March 9, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
DPD – delivery service from hell.

DPD – delivery service from hell.

Thanks, DPD. I have been waiting at home for eight hours having taken the day off work, sitting in my home office watching the road, when what do I spy, a DPD delivery van driving past my house with your driver clutching something in the air inside the van. A GPS unit, I wonder. Are […]

February 24, 2015 | By | 4 Replies More
Bothered by the strange literary distractions of Brangelina.

Bothered by the strange literary distractions of Brangelina.

It’s getting to the point that I’m now severely regretting offering to help Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie house-hunt in the UK. For some reason when I was first introduced to Brangelina at an Oscars ceremony by Peter Jackson, the oddly photogenic couple got it into their collective celeb hive mind of a brain that I work as a London-based estate […]

December 9, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Green energy to bankrupt the energy mega-corps? (and a writing update).

Green energy to bankrupt the energy mega-corps? (and a writing update).

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 […]

November 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Solar reaching price parity with conventional electricity.

Solar reaching price parity with conventional electricity.

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 […]

October 29, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Embrace solar energy before global warming destroys the world . . . The Burning Answer.

Embrace solar energy before global warming destroys the world . . . The Burning Answer.

  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 […]

October 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Early cover concepts . . . Foul Tide’s Turning.

Early cover concepts . . . Foul Tide’s Turning.

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 and I need your help … let me know in the comments which cover jacket you’d go for? The first edition of this book will […]

September 30, 2014 | By | 8 Replies More
Shockwave, Darkside (film review).

Shockwave, Darkside (film review).

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 […]

August 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Just one word. Are you listening?

Just one word. Are you listening?

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.

June 16, 2014 | By | Reply More