Sample of Xaghra’s Revenge

Sample of Xaghra’s Revenge

Xaghra’s Revenge excerpt from Chapter 23 used on talks Read to the Salon literary event in Malta April 2018 and at the Gozo Central Library 1551 – Stjepan was one of 5,000 people on the island of Gozo, near Malta, who were mass abducted by pirates and sold as slaves...
Why do a book tour?

Why do a book tour?

Why do a book tour?    (link to excerpt at https://geoffnelder.com/sample-xaghras-revenge/) It was inevitable. I’d written a historical fantasy set in the Maltese islands. We go there for a holiday every few years so as sure as sand + cement = mortar, this year’s...
Storm in a teacup

Storm in a teacup

Bénard cells in a beverage  As a teacher I relished taking unconventional steps to the delight and edification of my students. I’d be the rare teacher that would allow pupils to rush to the window to watch a rainbow, catch snowflakes, measure the acidity of rain and...
Angular Size is up for a #BSFA Award!

Angular Size is up for a #BSFA Award!

What a turn up for the books – well, short story. I have a preposterous tale shortlisted for the prestigious BSFA Awards 2018. If you are a member or are attending the FollyCon / EasterCon in Harrogate this Easter I would be enormously grateful if you would consider...
Ambushed by Anita

Ambushed by Anita

There I was cycling happily along a winding country lane when a wagon forced me off road. Lying in the long grass the driver said, “We’ll let you back on the highway as long as you publish word of a fabulous new book by Anita Kovacevic.” I had no...
Merlin and ‘A Mind Of Its Own’

Merlin and ‘A Mind Of Its Own’

Mind Of Its Own is a magical fantasy story featuring King Arthur’s Merlin when he was given the task to escort a teenage girl on a strange journey. It is for adults only. It is for adults with a sense of humour only. This story was selected as the Story of the month...

Books read in 2017

Maybe it’s because I am in a couple of book groups requiring me to read at least two books monthly, plus what the members call ‘side reads’ along the lines of if-you-enjoyed-that-you’ll-like-this’ I have quite a long list here. In fact...
Photography

Photography

I’m inspired by my next door neighbour to blog some of my own photographs. He is Matthew Martin and his blog of inspirational gems is here. I have to confess that I have no decent camera and lazy enough to be using my phone cam in recent years. I hope I have an...
Crater’s Edge by Lucy Andrews

Crater’s Edge by Lucy Andrews

Crater’s Edge by Lucy Andrews You know me by now, a sucker for holes – the ones in the ground. Hence my POTHOLE short story about a small hole that doubles in size every day until… argh! To be featured in my INCREMENTAL collection coming out in 2018 Then there is...
Cigar-shaped spaceship Oumuamua

Cigar-shaped spaceship Oumuamua

Artist’s concept of interstellar asteroid 1I/2017 U1 (‘Oumuamua) as it passed through the solar system after its discovery in October 2017. The aspect ratio of up to 10:1 is unlike that of any object seen in our own solar system. Credits: European Southern...