Life versus Art

There are definitely times I think I should demand that politicians "cease and desist" trying to turn some of my villains and plotlines into reality. Recent weeks have provided plenty of instances in which I have had the feeling either…

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"Live Editing"

Is the term I used to describe a process used by unscrupulous televised "live" broadcasts in which the producers edit the panelists words during the broadcast so that the speaker appears to be saying something damning or damaging to their…

Tempus Fugit!

Wow, time flies when you’re having fun ... April sort of vanished in a welter of other demands (like Easter ...) and a week in the UK visiting family, and now half of May is gone as well. So what…

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Keeping up with events

The old Chinese curse "May you live in interesting times" seems to have landed on us all at the moment. Since my last post here in February, the world seems to have done several backflips, a somersault or two, and…

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Life imitates art?

Around fourteen years ago I began developing my ideas for the Harry Heron adventures. The idea arouse out of my reading an article which suggested that with our modern lifestyles, we were rapidly losing old skills, some of them key…

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Evolution At Work

It is interesting (at least I find it interesting) to speculate on how humans might adapt to a new, or very different, environment to the one that has produced us. As I wrote a few months ago, this is one…

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New Year; New Stories

Time to start a new year with a wish for all my readers that you have a great year to look forward to. From where I sit it is looking exciting. Harry Heron; Into the Unknown will be turned into…

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Future Food

Ever wonder what we could do to replace our present rather cruel provision for supplying meat for our ever growing populations? In order to produce 'cheap' meat for the supermarkets, we currently use industrial style farming in which pigs, chickens…

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Creating Aliens ...

I expect it is a challenge every Science Fiction author faces. Let's face it, if you are writing about interstellar travel, you are, at some point, going to have to meet alien life forms. It is extremely unlikely they/it will…

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Exploring Audio

Very excited to be exploring creating Audio Book versions of the Harry Heron series. This is a project I have wanted to explore for some time now, and think I have finally got something that will make it possible. I…

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Fiction Driving Innovation?

I read some time ago an article which suggested that science fiction was an essential driver in moving science forward in practical ways. The writer of that pointed to the "communicators" envisioned in Star Trek as a prime example, suggesting…

Very Encouraging

A very nice response to the release of Harry Heron: Savage Fugitive!

Sales in the week since it was released have been very good, and best of all, I am starting to see revived sales in the earlier books…