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...
Book Group topics for Xaghra’s Revenge

Book Group topics for Xaghra’s Revenge

I attend a couple of book groups in Chester. Often the books generate plenty of points for us to discuss, but sometimes it is useful for the publisher or author to provides questions. Many of these book group topics apply to any fiction so feel free to copy. Possible...

5* Reviews and more

Wow, an outstanding and astounding review from that old favourite SFF magazine Amazing Stories for XAGHRA’S REVENGE. http://amazingstoriesmag.com/…/xhagras-revenge-geoff-nelder/ The same day as I read this review I saw this good one on Amazon...
A ROAR from Mark Iles

A ROAR from Mark Iles

JUST this last week, Mark Iles, a fellow Brit had another science fiction novel released by Solstice Publishing. I am delighted to be part of a blog tour to promote his scintillating books. ROAR OF LIONS is book three in your Darkening Stars series and I’ve had the...
Awe of ancient Malta

Awe of ancient Malta

When tourists and historians discover the Maltese islands they are bowled over by the golden glow of the ancient limestone streets. Many roads in the Mdina – the ancient island’s capital – are narrow and tall to keep out the sunlight and to make it...

Beeping on the bus

Beeping noise on the bus. Every few seconds. I thought it was my tinnitus taking on a new player, but others talked about it. Finally, at a stop, the driver announced his apologies. I shouted, “Turn your bus off and on again.” Everyone laughed, but it worked – as the...

Present day Xaghra & what’s beneath them

Literally beneath them. This innocuous, quaint and historic square is in the town of Xaghra. Only by chance did I spot a queue form near the church steps, disappear down under the car park and apparently never to emerge. Whoa, I had to be part of this since I was...