Tim C. Taylor
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So how do you judge a short story anyway?
Your Vote Counts I recently voted in the Nebula Awards, which are the annual gongs given out by SFWA, a professional science fiction and fantasy writer organization. I’ve never voted on short fiction awards before. For the first time, I … Continue reading
Posted in Comments Tagged Chimera Company, Nebula Awards, science fiction novelette, Serialized science fiction 3 Comments
A new trend for publishing retail?
Most days I spend time looking around the world of publishing when I should really be in that world and writing novels. Here’s something I found today that really caught my eye. Sometimes authors get together and talk about how … Continue reading
Posted in Comments Tagged book publishing, news, publishing industry, Waterstones 1 Comment
Fake news and eBook publishing
For a bit of lunchtime fun, I tried journalism in response to today’s press release from the Publishers’ Association, which has been widely reported in the UK press, emphasizing the story that eBook sales are in a ‘slump’. Here’s my … Continue reading
Posted in Comments Tagged ebook sales, ebook sales slump, fake news, publishers association 4 Comments
Railguns in science fiction
The problem with railguns in science fiction is that they are fast becoming science fact. So I thought I’d better get my facts right. I posted part 1 of my recoil and railguns series today. You can read it here.
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Windows 8.1 hung my Photoshop CS6, but here’s the solution
The Windows 8.1 update arrived at my work desktop today. I’ve just read that Microsoft have halted the rollout due to problems. Well, I had one straight away. I was doing some book cover typography in Adobe Photoshop CS6. Suddenly … Continue reading
Lego for grown-ups at the National Space Centre
Apparently adults can enjoy Lego too. Phew, that’s a relief! Evidence is in from my son’s birthday trip to the National Space Centre at Leicester, which featured a weekend special of demonstrations and exhibits from The Brickish Association. The … Continue reading
Posted in Comments Tagged family fun, lego, Leicester, National Space Centre 1 Comment
The natural world comes to Bromham
We’ve seen some weather extremes in our little village of Bromham over the past week. A week ago I took some photos of a tree in full autumnal bloom that stands just outside my house, and then took the family … Continue reading
Posted in Comments Tagged autumn leaves, Bedford, bedfordshire, Bromham, Bromham Bridge, fall leaves, Flood warning, Flooding, Floods, Sandy 2 Comments
The British-isms are coming…
In response to an earlier BBC article on British idiom invading America, I was intrigued by this follow-up of Britishisms reported by American readers. Gobsmacked amused me. I remember that phrase appearing from out of nowhere and sweeping England at … Continue reading
Posted in Comments Tagged american english, british english, editing, gobsmacked 7 Comments
One Brick to Rule Them All
Not that we’re Lego nerds in my house (heaven forbid!) but a welcome delivery through my letterbox this morning was the latest Lego catalog. It’s filled with Christmas-themed Lego (*groan* — think we’ve got enough Lego advent calenders now) but … Continue reading
Posted in Comments Tagged lego, The Hobbit 1 Comment
Amazon eBook Return Controversy
There’s a fuss smouldering away in some parts of the author community, especially the parts that primarily sell Kindle eBooks through Amazon. In a nutshell, Amazon has a lax eBook return policy and some readers are abusing it by reading … Continue reading →