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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]