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Who

Unless you have been buried 37 miles underground on the fifth moon of Jaglon Beta since – oooh – the Middle Pleistocene, it will not have escaped your notice that the 50th anniversary approaches of the first broadcast of Dr … Continue reading

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The Flies of Memory

This is the tragic paradox of the pin-sharp: the problem with cameras is that your memory of a scene becomes condensed around that one snapshot and everything else fades. Your holiday, so fluid, so subtle, so weighted with memory, is … Continue reading

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My Holiday Reads

Yesterday I promised a run-down of my holiday reading, so, without further ado, and in no particular order, I shall start with Deer Island, a memoir by Neil Ansell – a short book, but in its way, perfectly formed. Ansell … Continue reading

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Fantastic

By now the three of you know that if I am anywhere near a secondhand bookshop or bookstall of any description I can’t resist a rummage. This has been the case all my life. When I was a callow fifteen-year-old, … Continue reading

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Ectopia

Contrary to popular belief, I am not a grumpy-trousers, and quite like my fiction – even if dark in places – to be uplifting. Dystopias tend by their very nature to be downbeat: a cheerful dystopia is an oxymoron, like … Continue reading

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Susan Greenfield is a scientist who has long been interested in how the brain works, and, in particular, how it interacts with the world in which we find ourselves. Her contention, expressed in numerous articles and works of non-fiction, is … Continue reading

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Tsundoku II

For some reason a post I did a while back on tsundoku seems to be attracting some attention, so I thought I’d cash in expand on this after a recent trip to one of my favourite secondhand book stores. Tsun-do-kuĀ (n.) … Continue reading

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The Sunday Sci-Fi

Every so often someone on this site or elsewhere asks for recommendations for good science fiction to read. I’ve read several wonderful SF books recently, so as a public service I’d like to recommend them here. I’ve based this post … Continue reading

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Looking Landwards

My pal Ian Whates gave up the rat race to do what he loved – write and publish SF. He’s been a regular contributor to the Futures SF series in Your Favourite Weekly Professional Science Magazine Beginning With N for … 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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