ALIEN EXIT #SCIFI

ALIEN EXIT #SCIFI

Exit, Pursued by a Bee is my first science fiction novel and was published by Double Dragon Publishing way back in 2008 and came second in a Readers’ Poll competition for best SF novel of 2008 with over 1,000 votes. The publisher is closing down so titles return to...
#Slavery perspective

#Slavery perspective

Quite rightly, there’s a focus on Black Lives Matter after the appalling killing of George Floyd in America and the slave origins of many black people in the Americas. On July 2nd 2020, the BBC aired a documentary about the UK Slavery Abolition Act 1833 , which...

Maybe I’m an anarchist

Genre stereotyping is something I strenuously try to avoid. Are the worlds in my science fiction stories exploring right-wing or left-wing governments? No. Most if not all countries and the world are governed by authoritarian regimes by definition, but my stories...

#Lockdown on Malta then and now

The Maltese islands on which Xaghra’s Revenge is based is faring well in these times. My friends there tell me tourism between Gozo and Malta has reopened so that will help to stimulate their economy a little. Of course in the main they need overseas tourists but I...
Writing news in the lockdown

Writing news in the lockdown

Yeay, I am an April Featured Writer in The Horror Zine with my COTARD short story set in Venice. I’m honoured also because the Bram Stoker Award winner Elisabeth Massie is in there too. Cotard is a real syndrome where people think they are already dead –...

Row your boat

This excerpt from XAGHRA’S REVENGE illustrates the actual movement of the rowers on galleys in the 16th century. Contrary to what you might see in movies of galley slaves rowing while always sitting down, they stood for part of the cycle. It makes sense. For one thing...
Sexcerpt from Suppose We

Sexcerpt from Suppose We

After spending 1500 years, taking turns in hibernation on their spaceship, SUPPOSE WE, the four humans crashland on Kepler-20h. Sadly, the natives are so far ahead of Earth in technology and evolution, they ignore the humans, who need help. This excerpt is in a...

A #decade of writing 2000-2019

Decadal writing 2003 first short of the decade was called 2020 Vision published in the Chester Writers anthology 2003-05 ESCAPING REALITY http://hyperurl.co/nyjaiv  Only as an ebook now 2005-08 EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEE http://hyperurl.co/du4s3h 2009 HOT AIR...
Falling Up released

Falling Up released

The first novella in the Flying Crooked series was SUPPOSE WE. Commissioned by LL-Publications (the publisher of the ARIA science fiction trilogy) to bring back the passion in space exploration. In Suppose We a ship crashlands on a faraway planet, but the natives are...

#Chester Author is nuts

I was 26,291 days old (72 years in Earth orbit terms) and went for a hike in Delamere Forest in Cheshire. I forgot to smile because… …I am worried. It’s book three of the Flying Crooked series and it’s getting away with me. Characters are writing...