#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...