Captain James Heron: First Into The Fray

This book is the prequel to the Harry Heron Series, introducing Harry's twelve times great-nephew. Set in 2204 to 2206, the Captain has a new ship to complete and bring up to operational standard while dealing with a group of…

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A Difficult Year

It is the year 2021. Hopefully an improvement on the year 2020, though it seems almost to have taken the attitude of 'hold my beer'. On a personal level, 2020 saw my books reaching an increasing audience and progress on…

The Boxed Set of the Harry Heron Series

The Harry Heron Series boxed set is finally complete and now  on sale through Amazon Kindle wherever you are at a very reasonable price. Six books in one box.

The Harry Heron Series

With the publication of Harry Heron: Hope Transcends, the story arc is complete, though I have at least one spin-off book in the making. For now, though, I am focussed on ways to bring the six books together as…

American Book Fest ...

Two of the Harry Heron titles are currently displayed on the American Book Fest site under the heading of Fantasy and Science Fiction. It is always a great feeling to see your books on display on another site, and…

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Keeping Busy

Funny how things seem to pile up when you're busy, and with Spring now Sprung and Summer upon us, the garden is making demands that keep me away from the keyboard, the woods and my Shelties insist on outings (strictly…

The Problem with 'Alien' Environments

I guess one thing the Coronavirus (Corvid-19) is teaching us is that the more we get around, the more likely we are to encounter something we have no natural resistance to. This has been a major theme for science fiction…

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Do Stories Shape Our Outlook?

There are a range of opinions on that question! in the years I was growing up a great deal of science fiction was in the dystopian field (a lot still is!), and it certainly influenced some of us. Like the…

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The fun of writing SciFi

Science fiction is a curious genre in many ways. Thinking back to some of the books and authors that introduced me to the science fiction field, it often strikes me how much of what they wrote was impractical or simply…

Future Human Habitat

With climate change so much in everyone's mind it seems appropriate to examine a few ideas on how humanity might end up having to think about our future habitations on our world. As you would expect, writing Science Fiction a…

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The writing challenge ...

Being an author is an interesting, and sometimes challenging, mix. You're constantly having to juggle ideas for your next book(s), identify the research, market your existing catalogue and find space to actually write something. This is true whether you're published…