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Achievement unlocked: 10 years as a full-time writer

Feb 15th, 2011 was when I went full time as a writer, pushed into it initially on account of being made redundant from the place I’d worked for 20 years. A decade later and I have five novels coming out … Continue reading

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SF Publishing in 2020: part 2 of 3

They Shall. Not. Pass! The traditional publishing model hasn’t changed much since the introduction of paperbacks in the wake of the Second World War. [#1] Hardbacks are the golden eggs-laying machine of this model. And the primary way that readers … Continue reading

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A podcast series with a top science fiction author* ;-)

*That author being me! Well, Mum and Dad think I’m a top author, so I’m owning it 🙂 I’ve been appearing on the Sci Fi Thoughts podcast every Wednesday with Lancer Kind. When Lancer interviewed me, we talked for an … Continue reading

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Oh, my! Politics in science fiction

A shorter version of this article was first published in Legion Bulletin #107, Oct 28th 2020. Politics. There’s a lot of it going about it the moment! As I write this, we’re days away from elections in the USA, the … Continue reading

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On Theme in Science Fiction

Today I want to talk about themes in science fiction. Themes, thematic statements, morals, messages. For simplification, I’d say these are essentially the same thing and use the umbrella term theme. Conventional literary theory states that a theme of a … Continue reading

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Should authors review other authors’ books?

I had an unpleasant experience last week. I read what I regard as the worst book review I’ve ever seen. It wasn’t a review of one of my own books, because I rarely read them these days. Here’s why. In … Continue reading

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A couple of book releases from me that I forgot to mention etc.

For anyone following what I’m up to via this site, here is the news. Last month, I capped all my Four Horsemen Universe (4HU) short stories and novels to date with One Minute to Midnight. I co-wrote that book and … Continue reading

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Meditations on 99: eBook pricing in science fiction publishing

What one image on Facebook can tell us about the state of science fiction publishing To me, publishing is fascinating landscape. One dotted with rabbit holes. Usually I skip over them – I have a day job to concentrate on, … Continue reading

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2020 roundup

Here’s a few things I’ve been up so far in 2020 with my writing. I wrote a trilogy* in the Four Horsemen Universe with books released February, June, and the third one due August 21st. They come out in Kindle … Continue reading

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BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

Vincent Sammy is a fantastic artist I’ve had the pleasure of working with who has spent time during lockdown making art. Along with many others, I enjoyed the new piece of BSG artwork he drew every day. Really cheered me … Continue reading

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