When poop is beautiful – #butterfly

When poop is beautiful – #butterfly

When bile is beautiful In my SUPPOSE WE science fiction novel, the Chief Science Officer, Gaston, is enamoured by an alien butterfly he calls Papillon. The creature looks like a butterfly with the size of a Red Admiral, but it really is in a symbiotic connection with...
Ancient trees in my garden

Ancient trees in my garden

This is the time of year that weeds are spotted and snarlingly eradicated. Before you lacerate the horsetail Equisetum plants just give it a little thought. Maybe even lie down on your lawn to look at them and imagine them twice the height of a house! Horsetails are...
The Garrick’s Head

The Garrick’s Head

We moved to Flixton in December 2020, a small township in Greater Manchester on the Lancashire / Cheshire border and just inside the former. It meant Mrs N had finally moved back to the county in which she was born. That wasn’t the reason: we moved to be closer to...

String Theory for kids – fiction

Ages ago when my grandkids weren’t as wise as they are now, I wrote half a dozen illustrated children’s stories for them. Obviously, they were tinged with the Nelder surreal touch. Only one was professionally illustrated. She is Kathleen Bullock living in America and...
Robots are vegan

Robots are vegan

Robots are vegan unless there are animal-based lubricants and other parts used. Aggressive AI would likely be vegan even if they have zero compunction on expunging organics if they get in the way. The laws of robotics are only relevant for readers of Asimov, which...
Craig Meighan #blog hitchhiker

Craig Meighan #blog hitchhiker

This week’s blog has been gatecrashed by a new, crazy, must-be-read author, Craig Meighan aided and abetted (what does that mean?) by his debut novel FAR FAR BEYOND BERLIN. I will be interrogating this usurper but meanwhile here’s the blurb and bio. Blurb Even...
Riftmaster of Miles Nelson

Riftmaster of Miles Nelson

Miles Nelson’s Riftmaster…is a new work of adventure and out-of-this-world phenomenon you should read. Why? Let Miles tell you himself in this excerpt 3 of his blog tour via his publisher Elsewhen Press. If you missed the previous excerpt here it is on the blog of...
Silence is broken

Silence is broken

Some of you might be wondering why I’ve not blogged since October 2020. No, I’ve not had Covid or some other debilitating disease unless you call moving house an ailment. In some ways it is: you certainly feel there is a disturbance in the Force when you put all your...

#New release Vengeance Island

Am I permitted to say McBloggy Blog face? Too late. There it was, the island of Gozo, smaller than many British cities, but set like a jewel in a caerulean sea under a near-permanently blue sky. What a fantasy island for rain and grey-soaked Brits and the...
The Chaos of Mokii released

The Chaos of Mokii released

THE CHAOS OF MOKII Imagine a city which exists only in the combined 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...