Monthly Archives: December 2012

Accidental Error Effect

It’s been a funny ole year, 2012, during whose 365 days, or, as it may be, 366, I have spent much of the time acting as a test subject for psychoactive drugs. The citalopram that had kept the demons away … Continue reading

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For Your Consideration

The discovery earlier today that my SF trilogy The Sigil has been nominated in the ‘Best Novel’ category of the British Science Fiction Association awards cheered an otherwise dull afternoon, quite. I believe that this is for the longlist, and … Continue reading

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I’m literally just back from the Cromer Enormoplex where I was subjected to saw The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so what follows is very much a second impression: Howard Shore’s soundtrack is still ringing in mes oreilles. There might also … Continue reading

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My book The Science of Middle-earth is now available for your Kindle, and given the release of Peter Jackson’s film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, I am soon going to start tolkien to myself. But before that, I should like … Continue reading

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Dear Santa

I think I have finally found the synthesizer for me (note – in what follows, anyone who doesn’t self-identify as a geek or gear-head can look away.) It’s a Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 08. As you both know I play … Continue reading

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Yet Another Mystery Thingy For You To Identify

This evening Crox Minor came home from school and turned out the contents of her pockets. Among the detritus was this object, loaned her by one of her science teachers, a Dr B. B. of Cromer. I think it’s a … Continue reading

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