#Parallel Universe story

Out of this world, into the next. Are there an infinite number of universes? Possibly, or probably if you’re a quantum mathematician. If you’re a science fiction writer let’s have some anyway. Two likely lads race up a Macclesfield sandstone knoll known as Tegg’s...
#Blog for Ira Nayman’s BAD ACTORS

#Blog for Ira Nayman’s BAD ACTORS

Leg 4 of a blog tour for Ira Nayman organised by Mark Iles. It’s my privilege to give this blog over to a writing pal over in Canada. I’ve long enjoyed his surreal books on alternate realities and the way Ira Nayman takes characters and pushes them over the limit is...

Gardens of Earth #New scifi

I’ve thrown my blog open to a brilliant science fiction writer’s latest creation. Gardens of Earth is quite different from Mark Iles’ previous military science fiction, well worth your attention. Supposing you were a pilot on the cusp of a battle (Yes I said it wasn’t...
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...