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  • Creation of story worlds

    Story worlds

    Possibly the hardest challenge I have faced in writing these books is the creation of the world in which they are set. There is something close to sadistic in the way I constantly push myself to take the story into strange and unknown places – developing an alternative reality with an Order dedicated to time […]

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  • Ice Age Antediluvians

    Antediluvian

    There has always been something that has fascinated me about a pre-flood (antediluvian) civilisation. If we can assume that there actually was a genuine deluge at some point, and there have been a number of studies into creation myths from disparate cultures that seem to suggest there was one — the Babylonian flood story is believed […]

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  • Antiquarian Railways

    Antiquarian Railway

    My father has always loved the railways, as an engineer he spent his life working for British Rail. He would come home and talk about substations and electrification, buzz bars and 24KV like they were some kind of secret government experiment. He even built a miniature rail network in my bedroom, and we spent many […]