#Chester’s #Climate book released

#Chester’s #Climate book released

For a change I’ve released a non-fiction book. Chester’s Climate first came out in 1985, printed by a local Handbridge printer and sold out within a year. Recently, I have received requests for copies but I only have 3 and they’ve been taken apart....

The Fenian Uprising in Chester

I’m a stranger in Chester in that I’ve only lived here since 1978 (38 years as I write this) and perhaps this is why I can often surprise the local Cestrians with historical and geographical titbits they miss. As a newcomer and teacher I researched into the city’s...
#Writing is Bad for You?

#Writing is Bad for You?

Writing is Bad for You? By Geoff Nelder I gave a talk on Releasing Your Inner Writer to an appreciative audience of 60 retirees in Ruthin, Wales, making up their branch of U3A: the University of the Third Age. Simple, right? Not when I did the research. The two...
New #scifi story THE CHAOS OF MOKII

New #scifi story THE CHAOS OF MOKII

THE CHAOS OF MOKII Imagine a city which exists only in the minds of its inhabitants. There’s everything you’d expect in a real city including fun and trouble. Olga, has to get past the bouncer then in Mokii she finds an intruder. He is trying to usurp the...
The Codex by Helen McCabe

The Codex by Helen McCabe

The Codex by Helen McCabe The finale in the Piper Trilogy Volume one is Piper (2008), Volume two is The Piercing (2014)  – both excellent novels. The Codex  ISBN: 978-1-84583-923-9 Published by Telos Kindle and Paperback Paperback £12.99 UK Amazon link...

Moon and Supermoon

Illusions, Coincidences and the Moon Compiled by Geoff Nelder Based on an article in Escape Velocity Issue #3 2008 by Geoff Nelder Revised 2010 and 2016   A Supermoon – really? In November 2016 the news media will excite us all over the opportunity to see our moon...
New Realms has my #Clockwork story

New Realms has my #Clockwork story

Earlier this year on holiday in Albufeira, Portugal I read Kim Stanley Robinson’s historical fantasy novel, Galileo’s Dream. It’s my mother’s fault. Not only did she join me to the Children’s Science Fiction Book Club when I was four but she was an unquenchable reader...
XAGHRA’S REVENGE to be published!

XAGHRA’S REVENGE to be published!

An outline of a historical fantasy. XAGHRA’S REVENGE I’m delighted to report that my latest novel, Xaghra’s Revenge, is to be published in 2017 by the publishers of the ARIA Trilogy, LL-Publications. So, what is it? Overall, it is a historical fantasy within which are...

#Review The Man Who Lost The Sea

The Man Who Lost the Sea by Theodore Sturgeon  Theodore Sturgeon lived from 1918 to 1985. He was a prolific writer of speculative fiction with over 200 short stories and six novels, the most famous being More Than Human (1953), which I refer to in a blog post...
#Review The Girl With All The Gifts

#Review The Girl With All The Gifts

The Girl with all the Gifts by M. R. Carey (2014) My Science Fiction book group discussed The Girl With All The Gifts by M Carey yesterday. Although we all had issues with gaping plot holes and cliched characters we ALL enjoyed it. That’s the first book we liked...