• Ideas
  • Paradox

    Paradox

    There has been some interesting feedback on one of my facebook posts recently. The question I posed was ‘What would you do if you could go back in time and change one thing?’ and the comments that it received are quite diverse, sometimes personal and rather sad. There were a number that fitted the classic […]

  • Writing
  • Romance in Science Fiction

    Romance in Science Fiction

    Romance in Science Fiction is quite a polarising topic, much like marmite. There is something about this particular genre that makes authors tend to shy away from overplaying the romantic angle. Although that’s not to say all SciFi avoids it, maybe it’s just the stuff that I’ve read (and please feel free to put me […]

  • Beliefs
  • Reavers

    Reavers

    Reavers were something I developed as a way to explore the darker side of time; what happens at the end of your timeline. Death is not an easy subject to deal with, no one likes to see a character die – except for George RR Martin who seems to take incredible pleasure in offing his […]

  • Writing
  • Book 2 – The crafting begins

    Maelstrom

    There is something daunting about finishing the first draft. For me, it’s the possibly the easiest part of the work, maybe because I’m following my outline (or not) and basically letting the story go where it will. That’s the best way I have found to get the through it. I’m not saying it’s by any […]

  • Second book
  • The name of the second book

    book 2

    So with the first book published and picking up five-star reviews and great feedback, I can now settle down and get on with writing the second. It’s an interesting challenge when you revisit the chapter plan that you slaved over a year ago. Some ideas, that made total sense back then, just don’t fit with […]

  • Second book
  • The End of Times – Eschatology

    End times

    The second book is progressing well. Without giving too much away I have found myself looking into the myths and beliefs about the end of the world. The end of times is an anathema to the Oblivion Order after all their organisation is founded on the avoidance of Armageddon. The end times, or end of days, is captured in the […]