• Reviews
  • Newton, Apples and the Memoirs of Stukeley

    Newton

    I saw a comment on Amazon.com the other day; a reader had not enjoyed my reference to Newton and the apocryphal apple incident. It is a passing remark that the Colonel makes during a drunken evening: They both drank then to ‘an interesting death’ and sank into quiet contemplation of their own mortality and those they had […]

  • Reviews
  • Great Review from Doctor Who Online

    Review by Doctor Who Online

    The time lords over at DoctorWho-Online have recently reviewed the Anachronist and had some rather pleasant things to say about it: Anachronist is the perfect blend of History and Science Fiction with intelligent plot devices, rich characters and more time travel than you can shake a stick at. In fact, this is a story that […]

  • Oblivion Order
  • The Frontier – precipice of time

    Frontier

    The point at which the future becomes the present is known as the Frontier. A precipice overlooking the unknown future, it holds a strange fascination for the younger members of the Oblivion Order who are drawn to the temporal forces that weave the possible into reality. They travel through the past to hang out near the edge […]

  • Second book
  • The building of timeships

    Timeships

    As I work on the second book (I’ll try not to drop too many spoilers), I found myself thinking about time craft or timeships. Not the ubiquitous blue police box type but something more steampunk, with the Vernian (is that even a word?) extravagance of the Nautilus from The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Timeships and time […]

  • Oblivion Order
  • The Continuum

    Continuum

    The main timeline is commonly referred to as the Continuum, but in reality, the Continuum is the Order’s mathematical model, a complex algorithmic formula that is used to manage the past and calculate possible futures. I was inspired by Asimov’s Second Foundation and their Prime Radiant. This was a holographic cube that recorded every change and […]

  • Ideas
  • 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 […]

  • Ideas
  • 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 […]

  • Monsters
  • Time Wyrrm

    Time Wyrrm’s are rare and unusual parasites. Their bodies are so vast that they can stretch across many centuries, winding around the timeline they use burrowing tentacles to penetrate the Chronosphere, leeching the energies of the local population and usually resulting in plagues, famines and epidemics. The Wyrrm can only exist in the outer layers of the […]